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# 20480 27-Mar-2008 23:54
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Apparently according to the tech guy who came around and tested the lines (his device couldn't handle the speeds, it only went up to 7k) - we're the first (he said not me) residence in AK to get onto the new wiring.

Our exchange point is now 100ft instead of 4.9k away.

My broadband has gone from 800 download at best (usually 150) and 107 upload to..
21,000 download and 800 upload.

In reality this means I can send a 10mb file via email in a couple of seconds and download an hour long TV show in less than 7mins.

After years of having the worst broadband in AK - it looks like the gods are finally smiling.

Here's to the roll out.

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ps - Someone here at Geek HQ said there was probably something wrong with the speedtests we checked on. We didn't check on those - we had equipment do the test not online software. Its the real deal.

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  # 119251 28-Mar-2008 06:32
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ateaser: Apparently according to the tech guy who came around and tested the lines (his device couldn't handle the speeds, it only went up to 7k) - we're the first (he said not me) residence in AK to get onto the new wiring.

Our exchange point is now 100ft instead of 4.9k away.

My broadband has gone from 800 download at best (usually 150) and 107 upload to..
21,000 download and 800 upload.

In reality this means I can send a 10mb file via email in a couple of seconds and download an hour long TV show in less than 7mins.

After years of having the worst broadband in AK - it looks like the gods are finally smiling.

Here's to the roll out.

cheers
ant

ps - Someone here at Geek HQ said there was probably something wrong with the speedtests we checked on. We didn't check on those - we had equipment do the test not online software. Its the real deal.
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  # 119254 28-Mar-2008 07:16
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ps - Someone here at Geek HQ said there was probably something wrong with the speedtests we checked on. We didn't check on those - we had equipment do the test not online software. Its the real deal.


I beleive your sync speed 100%, but don't get too excited if you have not done any real world speed tests. The online speed tests will give you a better idea than with the "equipment" you used as even if you have a huge sync speed the actual speed will be effected by a number of factors.

 
 
 
 


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  # 119264 28-Mar-2008 08:31
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ateaser: My broadband has gone from 800 download at best (usually 150) and 107 upload to..
21,000 download and 800 upload.

In reality this means I can send a 10mb file via email in a couple of seconds and download an hour long TV show in less than 7mins.

Not trying to be picky or burst your bubble or anything.  As others have said, real world results can vary.  Also, your maths may be off, because 800kbps = 100kBps = 0.1MBps, which means a 10MB file will take 100s to send. (or did I get my suffixes confused?).



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  # 119273 28-Mar-2008 08:55
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My maths probably suffered a bit in the excitement ; ) of having broadband that actually works.
yes i'm in pt chev.

Of course actual speeds may vary as the instructions would say.
These factors are the same as anywhere in the world.

The real world for me is national bandwith and traffic.
And that's where things appear very speedy.

NZ Avg - 2,607 kb/s
MY Avgerage - 14,276 kb/s

I'm sure these are being skewed somehow if the global avg is 4000kb/s.
If you know of other tests I can do let me know.

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  # 119285 28-Mar-2008 09:22
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I sounds about right, I can pull about 8000kbps with a sync of 11500k so lucky you :D

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  # 120153 1-Apr-2008 11:45
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Upstream is slower (hence Asynchronous DSL) so dont expect to send at the speed you can receive




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# 120178 1-Apr-2008 12:45
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Telstra Cable 10Mbit users are not far off that, and will see get 25Mbps, which will put 14Mbps to shame in the same way that 14Mbps gives ADSL1 a dealing to...







 
 
 
 


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# 120188 1-Apr-2008 13:17
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adventdesigns: I sounds about right, I can pull about 8000kbps with a sync of 11500k so lucky you :D


I sync [line rate] at approx 11675Kbps of an attainable line rate of 14624kbps yet only get 3Mbit download [same as what I got with adsl1]

I am assuming that although my modem has synced at adsl2+ that TCNZ have not yet upgraded the profile ?

How can I tell if TCNZ have pushed out a new profile [if that is the issue]

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# 120245 1-Apr-2008 16:32
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xlinknz your profile is probably are on 128kbps upstream if you are only getting 3Mbps downloads (national download I presume) since unlikely to be affected by congestion on a new DSLAM.




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  # 120254 1-Apr-2008 16:45
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webwat: xlinknz your profile is probably are on 128kbps upstream if you are only getting 3Mbps downloads (national download I presume) since unlikely to be affected by congestion on a new DSLAM.


Well I am on 128 upload/FS down...

Webrat: Do you know if TCNZ intend changing the profiles so that I can get faster download whilst still having 128 up ?



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  # 120256 1-Apr-2008 16:49
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xlinknz:
webwat: xlinknz your profile is probably are on 128kbps upstream if you are only getting 3Mbps downloads (national download I presume) since unlikely to be affected by congestion on a new DSLAM.


Well I am on 128 upload/FS down...

Webrat: Do you know if TCNZ intend changing the profiles so that I can get faster download whilst still having 128 up ?




Its a TCP limitation if you have a 128kbps upstream...




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