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Is NBN an upgrade?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:04 pm
by maxemum
Hi all,
I am presently on ADSL2+ and 1.4Km to the exchange which yields a modem (possible) throughput of 22Mbs sec, I got 14MBs sec the other evening on a speedtest to exetel. And I pay about $45 a mth with the phone bundled.
Video Streaming services like iView and SBS OnDemand fail after 7pm, buffering is every 10secs, just unwatchable. Some services just don't connect.
SBS OnDemand is a 30 hop affair and once out of the exchange the delays start .

NBN to the door is attached to the property (Townsville) and come December the copper will be turned off.
What is it 25/5 service is about $70mth, $25 more.
But its the same backbone, the delays and buffering will be the same, whats the point in using NBN if the network is slow???
Connecting to a service will still fail because of my distance delay, those closer will get served, because their ping returns are faster than mine.

So I am thinking about moving, moving where there is no NBN or it won't come online for a couple more years. I think a standard ADSL service of 8MB will suffice if the backbone is flakey.

Re: Is NBN an upgrade?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:36 pm
by Kaushalya
maxemum wrote:Hi all,
I am presently on ADSL2+ and 1.4Km to the exchange which yields a modem (possible) throughput of 22Mbs sec, I got 14MBs sec the other evening on a speedtest to exetel. And I pay about $45 a mth with the phone bundled.
Video Streaming services like iView and SBS OnDemand fail after 7pm, buffering is every 10secs, just unwatchable. Some services just don't connect.
SBS OnDemand is a 30 hop affair and once out of the exchange the delays start .

NBN to the door is attached to the property (Townsville) and come December the copper will be turned off.
What is it 25/5 service is about $70mth, $25 more.
But its the same backbone, the delays and buffering will be the same, whats the point in using NBN if the network is slow???
Connecting to a service will still fail because of my distance delay, those closer will get served, because their ping returns are faster than mine.

So I am thinking about moving, moving where there is no NBN or it won't come online for a couple more years. I think a standard ADSL service of 8MB will suffice if the backbone is flakey.
Please refer to the email you have received today and reply us. Your reference number is 10523152.

Re: Is NBN an upgrade?

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:05 am
by pstanton
on nbn:

Last Result:
Download Speed: 10918 kbps (1364.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 806 kbps (100.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 11 ms
Jitter: 6 ms
04/11/2016, 9:58:30 am

same as previous adsl2+

Re: Is NBN an upgrade?

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:28 pm
by KavindaS
pstanton wrote:on nbn:

Last Result:
Download Speed: 10918 kbps (1364.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 806 kbps (100.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 11 ms
Jitter: 6 ms
04/11/2016, 9:58:30 am

same as previous adsl2+
I will check on this and reply to you via the other thread https://forum.exetel.com.au/viewtopic.p ... 81#p319281