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  Reply # 500665 2-Aug-2011 09:18
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TC cable is fast, and generally very reliable reliable, but it stops working in a power cut. I'm told there are pole mounted repeaters, and they can't put battery backup into them. That's rarely a problem though, cable internet rarely goes down.


Oh that's interesting. Telstra HFC in Australia is battery backed up. I assumed the pole mounted repeaters were passive, but I clearly I thought wrong.

To the OP though... it's impossible to say what speed your DSL will run at. Generally if you're within 2km to the cabinet/exchange you'll get at least 10mbit - but there's just too many factors to take into account. The only way to reliably know what speed you will get is to take the plunge.


I only learned that in the power cut a week or so ago, there's a thread about it here.




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  Reply # 500671 2-Aug-2011 09:35
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go with tc cable. this is what i miss most when i decided to leave wellington 2years ago! (45ms ping to Perth when i host online game)


Thats impressive, its 5300km as the crow flies Auckland-Perth, with the velocity of fibre taken into account thats 26.5mS each way so a ping of 53mS and that makes no account for any routing along the way nor the fact that you are not in auckland which adds a further 5mS of so. Nor does it account for the fact that the fibre takes a relatively indiret route, so I guess 6500km would be more like it.

Whilst the ping times on an HFC network are lower than ADSL it cannot break the laws of physics.

With the advent of the FTTN upgrade and the resulting shorting of local loop lines the requirement for DSL connections to have interleaving on is no longer an issue, with it off you should get ping times on DSL similar to HFC, obviously your ISPs performance can vary that but its not unusal to get 10-15mS transits within NZ on DSL just as with HFC, if you put interleaving on (which as noted is not really needed anymore) then add a futher 30-40mS

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  Reply # 500689 2-Aug-2011 10:32
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Provided you're near a cabinet I'd go with DSL

I used to be on cable till ~2009 when things started going slow during peak hours, couldn't youtube etc (before they put in the cache)

Switching back to Telecom was the best thing I'd ever done and I used to scoff at the idea of being on DSL over Cable.

I get month long DSL uptimes so stability isn't an issue, and the net doesn't go down when a truck hits a power pole either..

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