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Sorry Telecom its off to TCL for me

By Gary R, in , posted: 19-Jun-2007 13:39

The thought of the $1.2M TCL cable network upgrade offering speeds of up to 25Mbps made my eyes water, that is up to 25 times faster than the 1Mbps I currently get from Telecom. Well, I have TCL cable to the door already but I am connected to Telecom. It might be time for a change, 'nows good' or I might wait a little bit longer to see how well the upgrade performs for others.

I have been quite loyal to Telecom for a long time, I even worked for them for 5.5 years. Oh well, they made me redundant (such a horrible word).

Redundant: Dismissed or laid off from work, as for being no longer needed.

Back at ya then. My 'Go Nowhere Fast' broadband connection is now obsolete

Obsolete: Outmoded in design, style, or construction

Even writing this blog makes me feel a little like Judas Iscariot - no 25 pieces of silver here though just the promise of up to 25Mbps of pure broadband enjoyment.

[Footnote]: I do want to thank Telecom for the letter that arrived in Saturday advising that my data allowance piddle will go from 1GB to 3GB per month from July for no Xtra charge.

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Comment by Grant17, on 19-Jun-2007 13:51

WOW!!! I'm shocked

Next thing you'll be ditching your landline and using VoIP. Shock! Horror! what is the world coming to?

No other provider can argue with 25Mbps though. If it came past my door, I'd sure as hell be hooked up to it

Comment by chiefie, on 19-Jun-2007 14:04

YAY! Welcome to the true broadband age Jama!!! :-D

Comment by sbiddle, on 19-Jun-2007 15:02

Make sure you make the move to VoIP at the same time. There's no need to stick with prehistoric POTS equipment any longer.

Comment by Juha, on 19-Jun-2007 17:04

Lucky man... 25M. Well, doesn't make up for the redundancy but still, something to smile about.

Comment by antoniosk, on 19-Jun-2007 17:40

My dear Gary

We would be most happy to invite you into the collective. Your uniqueness will add to our our happy little world....

Just be sure you're not served off node W31....

And the 25mbps cable - and 2mbps up with average latency of 30ms let's not forget - is a reality, as the Ops Director confirmed a few days ago....

Comment by chiefie, on 19-Jun-2007 18:20

Antonio, I didn't realise Borg and TCL are so alike! Resistance is futile!

Comment by cokemaster, on 19-Jun-2007 22:34

Perhaps TCL can borrow some of Telstras 'killer instinct', they appear to have lots of it in excess over there if you know what I mean.

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