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From: David L. Jones on 20 Jul 2010 00:19
> "Mauried" <mauried(a)tpg.com.au> wrote in message
>> What exactly does this article mean.
>> It seems that 3 out of 1500 residents are downloading movies.
>> What are the other 1497 people doing?
> Probably reading a few emails and maybe some online banking, at a
> projected cost of $42Billion!
And of course Stephen Conroy is going to #$%^ it up like everything else.
Victorians have a chance to boot him out at the next election:
If he gets booted I promise to publically admit that Melbourne is better
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From: Geoff C on 20 Jul 2010 00:38
"David L. Jones" <altzone(a)gmail.com> wrote in news:Rt91o.39936$f_3.34137
> Mr.T wrote:
>> "Mauried" <mauried(a)tpg.com.au> wrote in message
>>> What exactly does this article mean.
>>> It seems that 3 out of 1500 residents are downloading movies.
>>> What are the other 1497 people doing?
>> Probably reading a few emails and maybe some online banking, at a
>> projected cost of $42Billion!
> And of course Stephen Conroy is going to #$%^ it up like everything
> Victorians have a chance to boot him out at the next election:
> If he gets booted I promise to publically admit that Melbourne is
> than Sydney!
The software guys here have told me they are going to vote 'below the
line' and put Conroy last. So that should help a little! Everyone who
feels that way should take that effort.
From: Trevor Wilson on 20 Jul 2010 19:31
"David L. Jones" <altzone(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> Don McKenzie wrote:
>> Makes you want the NBN.
> Not at the proposed cost.
>> Residents at Point Cook near Melbourne have stopped queuing large
>> downloads and started bringing on-demand movies down the pipe in under
>> 15 minutes after swapping "abysmal" ADSL1 connections for superfast
> What's the big deal?
> My Bigpond cable connection has for years been able to pull a movie down
> in under a claimed 10 minutes:
> And in practice it is indeed insanely quick at downloading anything that
> is sourced directly from the local proxy server at Bigpond and not
> actually via the net.
> If the content comes via the actual net then it's still as slow as the
> thinnest pipe.
> Real shame I get charged for uploads though...
**Cable is not quite the answer. Cable is a problem inasmuch as when more
people connect to the cable, to total speeds fall. Since cable is no longer
the most popular broadband connection, those who are left get pretty decent
speeds. I know this from bitter experience. I signed with Optus many years
ago. Speeds were good, but not great. Optus changed their pricing policy and
subscribers dropped their Optus plans. I noted a steady improvement in
speeds until my contract ran out and I left too.