yep. 25/5 is extremely respectable for the next 5 years or so. I would say the large majority of fibre customers will be on a speed like this, or lower for quite a while. fixed wireless customers have nothing to complain about. under a private solution, they would be lucky to get anything.
also, have you tried people other than iinet? the whole purpose of the NBN is that they provide the infrastructure, and the operators all compete on price. take a look at internode ( http://www.internode.on.net/residential ... nbn_plans/
), or take a look at some other operator that is cheap and gives you less features.
it is simply not economically viable to roll out fibre to every single person in Australia. people already complain about the cost, imagine what it would cost to give everyone fibre. going from your attitude, you would probably complain about the cost.
as people have said, this was always the solution. nothing has changed. what will change is if the Liberals get in power. they will relegate more people to fixed wireless, and rely on the piece of **** HFC network for some areas. Gillard is not a liar (also, someone in her position deserves to be called by her surname, like you do with Abbott, and not her first). there was never anything more promised to the regional areas. they have actually exceeded their promise by being able to provide 25/5.
and the good thing about the technology they are using is that speed increases are possible.
revengous wrote:I dont think they care anywhere, loving my 400kbs adsl2+ in Adelaide
no. Telstra doesn't care about you. that's what leaving this **** to private companies gets you. Telstra have had little reason to upgrade their wired infrastructure, so they haven't. the most telling sign of this is their LTE network kicks the absolute **** out of their wired alternatives to the majority of the population.
PalZer0 wrote:Think you've got it bad? The area I'm in hasn't even got any plans for the NBN.
likely because your area already has some sort of broadband alternative. NBN is taking a roll-in strategy to give broadband to the people that don't currently have it.
the over-politicisation of NBN is **** ridiculous. most things I hear about it in the public arena are wrong, and said to prove their point about how useless the government is. sad to see. this project is the only option that provides what this country will need in the long term.