We're monitoring it now; it looks like the actual experience is, better than the prediction for most customers.
At this stage we don't know of any customers that can no longer get Broadband at all.
When are you looking at switching to Orcon?
I think we're pretty much in the same scenario.
I download a 200MB file from Megaupload takes me around 4 hours... at approx 14KB/sec :(
Will look forward to hear your feedback about switching to Orcon. :)
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juha: I think it's high time for Xtra to stop talking rubbish.
Remember, there are other plans that Xtra offer which are not subject to the fair usage policy and traffic management policy. Changing to them usually takes a few hours and its generally worthwhile checking if you're wanting to see the difference between a Go Large type plan and a non Go Large plan.
People who are affected by this go slow plan; is it only international traffic that is slow? That’s what I’m finding. My line speed is 2.4 mbps, I’m happy with that. My national speed is fine, I can pull down(http) an ubuntu iso locally at 250 kbytes/sec, Im happy with that. ANYTHING international is slow e.g. pulling an ISO from optus.net is running 15-20 Kybtes/sec!!! It should be the same speed as local, it’s just across the ditch! Telecom has a 480 GIGABIT connection (southern cross cable) right in to optus. Has anyone else had the same experience? Or are most of your complaints actually your line speed?
If your line speed is 2mpbs or more (check your dsl router control panel) you should be able to pull at LEAST 150-250 Kybtes/sec
execute22:Telecom has a 480 GIGABIT connection (southern cross cable) right in to optus. Has anyone else had the same experience?
Yeah ok well done. 480Gbps was mentioned for effect, it was a figure I saw quoted with regard to the SCC. But I’m glad you pointed it out since it's fairly reverent to my 15-20kbps download rates! No but really! I'm pretty sure and I say this without really knowing, but telecom (xtra, ISPs, “poeple with big networks”) have ample international bandwidth at their disposal. And even though I pay for "as fast as my line will go" It's not going as fast as my line will go!