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Master Geek

#25234 15-Aug-2008 21:24
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Some of the Ozzie ISPs are waiving the fees for iTunes movie downloads, presumably they are caching them on their own servers. Has Xnet considered entering into an arrangement with Apple for this?

At the moment I'm downloading a movie - as a trial - and the speed appears pretty awful given my normal Xnet download speeds of 8Mbps. Not to mention having to pay for the bandwidth on top of the movie cost.

I'd have thought that Xnet would be in the perfect position to take advantage of this sort of arrangement given its size, asperations, and network design.

Cheers, Ed.

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Ultimate Geek


  #157331 15-Aug-2008 23:44
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IF the movies on iTunes are hosted on Akamai, then they should already be coming from Xnet...

I don't know if they are though - I'm waiting to find out before I try out the service.


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  #157338 16-Aug-2008 01:20
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Im d/l a movie now too.
Its real slow.
Started at 0040 and now its 0120 only got 3mb of 2 Gb movie.
Im ADSL with Ihug/VF Hamilton


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Master Geek

  #157351 16-Aug-2008 09:08
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Mine wasn't that slow with Xnet, started 1.6Gb movie (Shooter) at just after 9pm, it said that it would be watchable in 35mins, by which time it had downloaded 30%, and we started watching at 9:40pm. Not quite the "2mins" buffering time that they get in the USA, but bearable - just.

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  #157358 16-Aug-2008 09:37
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Mine is still up to 53mb out of 2 Gb.!!!!?????@@@@@@
Been going since 0140 this am.
Might be because Im on laptop attached to Wifi network.
Desktop away getting looked at.

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