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Aussie Broadband Worst in World

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    It's official - our broadband is the worst in the WORLD: Less than a third of Australians think our internet is passable as 27,000 complain about NBN roll-out

    • Australians are the most dissatisfied people with their broadband in the world
    • Ipsos poll shows only 32 per cent of Aussies think their internet is good
    • More than 60 per cent rated their connection as 'very' or 'fairly' poor
    • It comes days after new report showed 27,195 complaints about NBN in a year

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5014719/Less-Australians-think-NBN-internet-good.html#ixzz4wUKi9OQG 
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    I'm always hearing the PIO poms and "aussies" whinging about their broadband. Now I understand why.


     

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    Well, its hardly the worst in the world. Have you tried watching netflix in burkina faso recently?

     

    I think the latest Akamai state of the internet report puts Aus about 8th in APAC, but considering its up against South Korea and Japan thats not bad going. Its about 50th Globally, which isnt something to be proud of, its a lot better than other places

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    I watched the 4 corners program Monday and it was really lacking in any substance. No technical questions of the people complaining whether the speed they are getting with NBN is good enough for their use.

    They compared NZ who have fibre to the premises with our fibre to the node. a little bit was spoken about how much harder and more costly the Aus rollout is. The company running the rollout in NZ didn't have to fork out millions to Telstra to get the network and don't have to live up to foolish promises to give everyone in the country decent broadband, even if they live 100s of kms from the nearest connection.

    The companies they interviewed in NZ and here were both gaming companies, like gaming is really going to improve everyones life??

    The family they interviewed here, full of complaints, again son is sat there with some state of the art gaming PC along with gaming chair. 

    No one asked if the speed they were getting affected his gaming experience. 

    Maybe when he was in full blown gaming real time mode it was slowing down his dads porn streaming? Who knows, no-one thought to ask.

    There are heaps of problems with the rollout but we've been on the NBN for a few months now and it's plenty fast enough for us. My sons a gamer too and I've not heard him complain.

    I work in IT and I reckon once it's all installed Bill Morrow and all the rest of the management will get massive payoffs, NBN declared bankrupt and Telstra will get it handed back to them for a song. 

    Not surprising what's happened when they role out technology that needs expertise to do the job and then hand over the install to the cheapest contractor, who don't have a clue what they are doing. The guy who did ours was clueless and it was a straightforward install. I wanted the modem put in the spare room but it was too much for him to think about and he didn't have enough coax or time.

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    2 hours ago, kevsan said:

    Well, its hardly the worst in the world. Have you tried watching netflix in burkina faso recently?

     

    I think the latest Akamai state of the internet report puts Aus about 8th in APAC, but considering its up against South Korea and Japan thats not bad going. Its about 50th Globally, which isnt something to be proud of, its a lot better than other places

    Apparently we already have a massive obesity problem and in a few years we may be sitting back saying thank god our broadband isn't world class.

    When all the world class countries are spending billions on health care to wean kids off gaming and computer addiction and looking after lard arses who need surgery to get their weight down.

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    I'm happy with what I have too and I'm not on NBN yet either but have to by May.

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    No complaints here, given we're in a rural location (by choice) and so have a wireless (nbn) connection, I'm more than happy with our connection. We can stream in HD without any issue. To be able to live rural yet still have fast internet is a win/win for me.

    I was equally happy with our FTTH NBN connection when living in a more populous area in Townsville.

     

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    Tbh i'm not looking forward to when we have to take up the nbn. We are rural and have adsl atm which we've had loads of issues with drop out constantly ever since they started the work on the nbn ten months ago. We've had several visits from tech people including one today who has assured me it's all fixed now. Well lets see how it is in a few weeks time, as going by previous so called fixes it usually takes few weeks before it's playing up again. I have resorted to having pre paid modem to be able to do our business work when the home connection is down. Simply not good enough imo.

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    23 minutes ago, Chicken66 said:

    Tbh i'm not looking forward to when we have to take up the nbn. We are rural and have adsl atm which we've had loads of issues with drop out constantly ever since they started the work on the nbn ten months ago. We've had several visits from tech people including one today who has assured me it's all fixed now. Well lets see how it is in a few weeks time, as going by previous so called fixes it usually takes few weeks before it's playing up again. I have resorted to having pre paid modem to be able to do our business work when the home connection is down. Simply not good enough imo.

    We're rural, so have had fixed Wireless NBN for the last year or so. Considering where we live, I've been very happy with it. Today's speed is below

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    we often get faster than that and looking at my speed test figures over the year, several times the download figure has been 40+ Mb/s

    Drop outs - it maybe drops out once a week on average, I'd guess about 20 minutes downtime per week.

    We work from home, so internet is vital and it's been fine.

    For backup/redundancy purposes, I do pay $100 per month for a Netgear® Nighthawk® M1  with 40GB per month , but have never had the need to use it at home, so just tend to use it when travelling.

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    6 minutes ago, Cerberus1 said:

    We're rural, so have had fixed Wireless NBN for the last year or so. Considering where we live, I've been very happy with it. Today's speed is below

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    we often get faster than that and looking at my speed test figures over the year, several times the download figure has been 40+ Mb/s

    Drop outs - it maybe drops out once a week on average, I'd guess about 20 minutes downtime per week.

    We work from home, so internet is vital and it's been fine.

    For backup/redundancy purposes, I do pay $100 per month for a Netgear® Nighthawk® M1  with 40GB per month , but have never had the need to use it at home, so just tend to use it when travelling.

    That speed is quite good. Fingers crossed our nbn proves me wrong. 

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    1 hour ago, Peach said:

    Happy with my not-yet-nbn service: 6735323513.png

    Thats slow these days to be honest


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    We changed to NBN and it is no different speed wise than the ADSL (or what ever it was called) that we had. We watch Netflix ,you tube etc without issues although when on the internet some days do seem slower than others but that could my computer,lol..

    I used the internet/ computers at Gatwick airport last year and they were really quick to load pages, yet 2 week ago when back in the UK i used someone's personal internet and it was slower than here.

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    17 hours ago, Perthbum said:

    Thats slow these days to be honest

    But fast enough for what they need PB. 

    Beats me why the TV networks and netflicks etc are pushing people to stream everything. We've had a perfectly good wireless medium to send TV broadcasts through the ether for about 100 years now and suddenly we end up clogging up a decent network cos we want to stream stuff. 

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    20 hours ago, Perthbum said:

    Thats slow these days to be honest

    Not for Australia it's not.


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    As i suspected my internet is still not repaired 18 dropouts since it was supposedly fixed less than 24 hours ago.... Hmmm 

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    If you are connected to the NBN, you will only get the speed you signup for anyway as a maximum.

    The whole issue of FTTP vs FTTN seems to be a furphy as the vast majority of customers have signed up for plans with a maximum speed of either 12MBS or 25MBS which FTTN under current NBN easily provides for.

    Most retail customers will not pay more that whatever they were previously paying and $80 per month seems to be about the most anyone will pay.

    So if Labor did get their way with a full fibre to the home solution, the added costs would require higher retail plan prices for the top speeds and 99% of people will not pay for them.

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    We were connected FTTP a year ago.  Very happy with it because, frankly, our ADSL set up was crap.  We don’t stream that much so don’t pay for the fastest internet.

    The main improvements have been the improved bandwidth so no longer having to tell our daughter to get off the internet as it was crashing Skype and able to access internet on my iPad on our outside deck.


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    38 minutes ago, Gbye grey sky said:

    We were connected FTTP a year ago.  Very happy with it because, frankly, our ADSL set up was crap.  We don’t stream that much so don’t pay for the fastest internet.

    The main improvements have been the improved bandwidth so no longer having to tell our daughter to get off the internet as it was crashing Skype and able to access internet on my iPad on our outside deck.

    We have to switch to the NBN by next May.  At the moment on ADSL and it's just fine.  I use Skype regularly and youtube with no problem at all.  I'm really not interested in streaming movies etc.  I never seem to sit still long enough to watch a movie from beginning to end.  Anyway I'm not expecting a great improvement as neighbours state there is no difference from ADSL.

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    3 hours ago, NicF said:

    Not for Australia it's not.

    I really am surprised that a first world country has speeds on average so slow.

    According to the report, the average broadband speed for Australia in the fourth quarter of 2015 was 8.2Mbps, putting it in the 48th spot (down from 46th) compared to the rest of the world.


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    how many have fibre to their houses?


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    I'm on HFC Cable which is plenty fast enough for me.

    It will become part of the NBN when my suburb is converted but I don't think there will be any change for me as HFC cable will be used for NBN where it already exists.

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    55 minutes ago, Perthbum said:

    how many have fibre to their houses?

    We barely have copper wire to our house, never mind fibre.  We are just 10k from the CBD so hardly rural, but in a safe liberal seat so not surprisingly we are way down the list for getting NBN.  We struggled to even get ADSL when we first moved in to this house.  Apparently all the ports were full, which is not a good situation with the amount of subdivision going on around here.  We now have wireless with one of the two companies that have towers around here and judging by the number of dishes on the roofs around here we are not the only ones.  The wireless works pretty well and I will be in no rush to sign up to the NBN if it ever gets to here.


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    .......ours is rubbish tbh

    ........and we have new estates just down the road ...

    .......our land line is broken some where between the road and the house

    .......and when the son watches Netflix there is constantly a red circle trying to load ....

    ........got a new nbn box ready

    ........hope it’s a bit better but we will be on a node 

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    11 hours ago, Tink said:

    .......ours is rubbish tbh

    ........and we have new estates just down the road ...

    .......our land line is broken some where between the road and the house

    .......and when the son watches Netflix there is constantly a red circle trying to load ....

    ........got a new nbn box ready

    ........hope it’s a bit better but we will be on a node 

    Shocking that a country like Oz does not even have fibre??? they moan about the UK only having superfast broadband available to 95% of the people

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    3 minutes ago, Perthbum said:

    Shocking that a country like Oz does not even have fibre??? they moan about the UK only having superfast broadband available to 95% of the people

    You do realise how massive Australia is don't you?

    It is rather a large geographicl area to get fibre to every home ?

    UK is a puny little island. There is no technical challenges at all in a small country.

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