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Real world experience of South Brisbane Fibre
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7776 posts
Finally installed this morning, only 3 months later than expected.

Speeds are certainly an improvement on the 6Mbit ADSL we were on though.

http://ftp.jmrit.com.au/telstra.PNG
10:45am 27/07/12 Permalink
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greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
5505 posts
Is this NBN?
Is it true that button will boost your speed by 50%?
How much are you paying?
11:08am 27/07/12 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7777 posts
Nah South Brisbane is getting redone in Fibre because the Mater bought the exchange.

$100 for 300GB

$300 for unlimited

Trying the boost now
11:14am 27/07/12 Permalink
Jc_23
Brisbane, Queensland
853 posts
Tasty! :)
11:24am 27/07/12 Permalink
orbitor
Brisbane, Queensland
8885 posts
do want, I am on a RIM and typically get <2mbps :/
11:26am 27/07/12 Permalink
DecayingCorpse
Brisbane, Queensland
2060 posts
11:27am 27/07/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5016 posts
if he was on the nbn you would get 40mb up and not lazy 5mb up. Stupid Telstra!
11:40am 27/07/12 Permalink
Sc00bs
Brisbane, Queensland
8926 posts
100 mb for 300gb is pretty decent.

11:49am 27/07/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5883 posts
I'll take that trade scoobs. Oh you mean dollars.
11:55am 27/07/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
15618 posts
i want google's 1000mbps fibre



The service has no bandwidth cap, no overage fees, and it’ll come with 1TB of free cloud storage.


damn lucky people in kansas city.
11:59am 27/07/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36371 posts
I would have said real world and speedtest are two totally different things, but it's good to see you're getting at least good downstream in that one benchmark
12:05pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Jim
UK
13010 posts
useless info for brisbane people, but £35 a month for unlimited 100/15 fibre here, thinking about changing over
afaik the only clause on their unlimited is they (BT)shape p2p during peak hours
12:13pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Jc_23
Brisbane, Queensland
854 posts
I, for one, am proud to state that I fought the good fight for decent internet back in the day for a very long time. *tips 3gb cap and wipes away a tear or two* Bring it! :p
12:32pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34031 posts
slower downstream than my optus cable :)

that said, im constantly raging that optus cable has such a s***** upstream (1.5mpbs, not that 5mpbs is much better)

when is australia going to get decent uploads?

i could be seeding my torrents so much more effectively with decent uploads!
12:44pm 27/07/12 Permalink
deve
Brisbane, Queensland
64 posts
Ive had the 100mb FTTP since Feb and it's pretty awesome.

During the Steam sales i'd cap out at about 12.5mbps downloading the games from the LA server (I'd only get about 2mb from the NSW Telstra one)

As far as loading other sites, youtube, facebook, news sites etc.. everything opens quickly (as expected).

My only gripe is my internet f**** out every once in a while requiring a modem power off/on.

Currently paying about $99 for 500gb.

edit: on torrent sites for ratio requirements, I can usually get about 600kb upload too which is pretty good as far as I know.
01:01pm 27/07/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5017 posts
cant believe ppl still use torrents lol, sif upload for ppl i use newsbins and get 20mbps down constant :)
01:16pm 27/07/12 Permalink
deve
Brisbane, Queensland
65 posts
cool man

torrents suit me fine though.
01:20pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12903 posts
Why do they always report in Mbps? It seems far more informative to report it in MB/s

:/
01:29pm 27/07/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19021 posts
oh the luxury of getting fibre. my businessed doesn't even have copper and won't have any broadband for the foreseeable future.

last edited by infi at 13:57:50 27/Jul/12
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orbitor
Brisbane, Queensland
8886 posts
NBN is supposed to be completed in March next year here. Can't wait.
02:14pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland
4063 posts
I would have said real world and speedtest are two totally different things
speedtest.net in my experience is a good reflection of what your service is capable of. I took it to mean, "real world" compared to the quoted speed when you purchase it.

Why do they always report in Mbps?
Services are usually sold in Mbps, so tests are the same so you can tell how close to your theoretical maximum the service actually is.

I guess you might ask why services are sold in mbit/sec instead of MByte/sec; my understanding is it dates back to analogue modems, which would typically have to send 10 bits to communicate 1 byte (8 bits plus a start and stop bit). The raw communication link would carry X number of bits per second, and then the protocol on top of that would determine how many bytes would get through.

The same is still true today, for different reasons; you wont get 125MB/second on a perfect 1000mbit link. Due to various overheads in TCP/IP and so on, its more like 120MB/sec. Reporting the link as 125MB/sec would thus likely lead to confusion about why you dont actually get 125MB/sec downloads on that link.
03:56pm 27/07/12 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7778 posts
Trog you're always such a hater, must take some calories
06:00pm 27/07/12 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
5886 posts
I would have said real world and speedtest are two totally different things, but it's good to see you're getting at least good downstream in that one benchmark

Yeah i mean he should have taken some pictures and commented on how the link interfered with his real life.

My joke is linked that it's testing virtual not real (as in tangible physical).
06:12pm 27/07/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21149 posts
Your joke sucked.
06:42pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Enska
Sydney, New South Wales
1794 posts
Be careful, you'll be engaged in a somehow meaningful debate on why it sucked.
06:47pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Obes
Brisbane, Queensland
9748 posts
useless info for brisbane people, but £35 a month for unlimited 100/15 fibre here, thinking about changing over afaik the only clause on their unlimited is they (BT)shape p2p during peak hours

How many c**** per day is 35 quid ?
07:31pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34034 posts
cant believe ppl still use torrents lol, sif upload for ppl i use newsbins and get 20mbps down constant :)


i cant believe people pay for downloads, holy crap they must be idiots to pay for their medias
07:38pm 27/07/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
9699 posts
I use iTunes :[
07:47pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Jim
UK
13013 posts
get your own c**** obes
07:51pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34037 posts
itunes, lulz
07:53pm 27/07/12 Permalink
Kimbo
Melbourne, Victoria
510 posts
How well does it stream video? (1080p)
09:32am 02/08/12 Permalink
TiT
Brisbane, Queensland
5036 posts
i cant believe people pay for downloads, holy crap they must be idiots to pay for their medias


agree but work does :)
09:51am 02/08/12 Permalink
BiKESEAT
Brisbane, Queensland
371 posts
£35 is $52.5 a month

I have virgin cable in the uk, £30 a month, 120 / 10 mbit fully unlimited. I haven't seen any evidence if p2p shaping.

05:59pm 02/08/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
9761 posts
i cant believe people pay for downloads, holy crap they must be idiots to pay for their medias


Somebody has to support the poor, starving movie studios. Aren't you aware of how piracy is hurting them and their phat l00ts?

itunes, lulz


Just bought TDK for $7.99, bargain.
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