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#286 Commish

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:55 AM

That Abbott\Turnbull and co bastardised it up so much and it is going to be inferior to what it could of been if it had been left alone to be what was originally planned. It is going to be no better than what we have now in some parts of the country. Those that are getting FTTP\H will have the best. Those only getting FTTN will have no better than what they do now (and which is the ones you hear about in the news saying their speeds are crap).

 

I'm not sure what technologies you're referring to in use in other corners of the world so cant comment on that. But I will say that Fibre is currently the best option and easiest to upgrade over time. Why? Because all that has to be replaced for upgrading was a little repeater box that sits along the cable pushing the light through. This box is what controls the speed and as technology gets better so do these and thus changing them increases the speed we get. So along comes a guy, opens a pit door, pulls one box out, puts the other one in and hey presto upgraded. Those on copper have to have the whole line ripped up and replaced for an upgrade.

 

I re read my post and I did not express the thoughts very clearly.  What you had said, is what I meant.  Fibre Optic was/is the only option we should have been looking at.  Not the mishmash that we are getting now.  The technology overseas I was referring to was also a tad misleading in term as I was meant to be talking about places like Sth Korea, Japan, Singapore that are using a G5 network whereby we are trumpeting the emergence of G4. I'll blame the red for my ramblings.. :D  :P  

 

Sth Korea are supposedly already moving toward G6.  Admittedly the high density of population helps these countries to achieve faster speeds as well.  The other thing is that FTTP I think will be soooo expensive for those getting it if easy access is not available.  It's not as if we are going to have a choice in the end.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:23 AM

I'd like to take this moment to thank the Hon Wayne Swan and his efficiency in getting his electorate fitted with FTTP as one of the very first cabs off the rank.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:47 AM

I had some new neighbours move in over new year.

They are from 'backwards' Tassie where it's FTTP.

 

My 'kids' all live in metro Melb where they can't get any NBN, except one's on Optus cable.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:50 AM

I had some new neighbours move in over new year.

They are from 'backwards' Tassie where it's FTTP.

 

My 'kids' all live in metro Melb where they can't get any NBN, except one's on Optus cable.

sounds like if it wasn't for the weather, no none would want to live in Metro Melbourne 


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:52 AM

sounds like if it wasn't for the weather, no none would want to live in Metro Melbourne 

The golf courses do go alright. 


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:59 AM

sounds like if it wasn't for the weather, no none would want to live in Metro Melbourne 

 

It seems that more and more people disagree with you.  Growth is so high that that infrastructure can't handle it and the government is doing far too little about it.  One reason I retired to the country.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:31 PM

It seems that more and more people disagree with you.  Growth is so high that that infrastructure can't handle it and the government is doing far too little about it.  One reason I retired to the country.

I stand corrected


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:30 PM

I stand corrected

You may sit now, if you wish.

Tonigtht's news says Melb is fastest growing.

4.6M in Melb, 6M in Vic

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

You may sit now, if you wish.

Tonigtht's news says Melb is fastest growing.

4.6M in Melb, 6M in Vic

Whoa, let me tell you, lucky you got me to sit down first. I can hardly contain myself with those facts.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:23 PM

I'm emotionally erect.

Eeeough! That sounds gruesome.
Then you saw that stats about the population and it gruesome more.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:36 PM

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:19 PM

Just a few questions on the NBN.

I am currently with Telstra via bigpond cable.

I get around 25mbps.

I am out of contract.

I have been informed that the NBN will be available , in my area, from June 6.

Questions.

Do I need to do anything to switch to the NBN? I already have a NBN ready modem. Is there any infrastructure work needed doing on my home?

is it easy to switch providers, say I want to switch to Optus, is it simple to do so. Hope some one has been through this and can give me straight answers.



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:00 PM

Just a few questions on the NBN.
I am currently with Telstra via bigpond cable.
I get around 25mbps.
I am out of contract.
I have been informed that the NBN will be available , in my area, from June 6.
Questions.
Do I need to do anything to switch to the NBN? I already have a NBN ready modem. Is there any infrastructure work needed doing on my home?
is it easy to switch providers, say I want to switch to Optus, is it simple to do so. Hope some one has been through this and can give me straight answers.

I haven't been through it yet but my mother is later this month and I will be in September.

From my research NBN will probably be using the Telstra Cable. Go to the NBNCo.com.au site and check the connection for your address. More than likely HFC aka the Telstra Cable.

As I understand it NBN will put in a terminal box on the outside of your house. They will put a splitter on the line so that Foxtel, if you use it, will be on one connection and Internet on the other.

Then your provider Optus/iiNet/Telstra will connect from the external box to the point inside where you want the modem. Depending on provider and complexity in making the connection you may be charged. In your case if nothing moved then it should be zip.

The bit I'm not sure of and will cause me grief when my 89yo mother can't use her phones, scattered around her unit, anymore.

If you use copper wire for your home telephone then shite may happen. If connecting to your internal telephone wiring isn't simple you'll get charged and/or need someone else to do some cabling.

I've had VOIP for 10 years so doesn't affect me.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:26 PM

I haven't been through it yet but my mother is later this month and I will be in September.

From my research NBN will probably be using the Telstra Cable. Go to the NBNCo.com.au site and check the connection for your address. More than likely HFC aka the Telstra Cable.

As I understand it NBN will put in a terminal box on the outside of your house. They will put a splitter on the line so that Foxtel, if you use it, will be on one connection and Internet on the other.

Then your provider Optus/iiNet/Telstra will connect from the external box to the point inside where you want the modem. Depending on provider and complexity in making the connection you may be charged. In your case if nothing moved then it should be zip.

The bit I'm not sure of and will cause me grief when my 89yo mother can't use her phones, scattered around her unit, anymore.

If you use copper wire for your home telephone then shite may happen. If connecting to your internal telephone wiring isn't simple you'll get charged and/or need someone else to do some cabling.

I've had VOIP for 10 years so doesn't affect me.

Thanks for the info.

I have been informed by the NBN that my HFC will be my NBN connection.

I don't have a landline. Not too sure whether I have to have a phone or not. The opus plan I am looking to move to includes a home phone, so not an issue. It will just never be used.






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