Sunday, 25 December 2016

Turnbull about to fail on internet promise for 2016

Today's speed for me
Well, although the speed today on our ADSL2+ connection is going very well at about 17Mbps, albeit with upload speeds of only half a Mbps, it's still a failure of the Abbott/Turnbull gov's promise of at least 25Mbps by 2016. Indeed he's already failed in the cost, blowing out over Labor's estimated cost of fibre to every home by about $10billion already.

Also, the fact that on occasion the ADSL here is getting today 17Mbps means that the promise of 25 Mbps isn't largely better than what we've already got. WTF is the point of spending over $50billion on something almost on par with what we've already got? 

We were expecting Labor's fibre to the home to be capable of 1Gbps. Adelaide is setting up a state funded city centre internet of 10Gbps. There's no wiz bang in 25Mbps at all. As I've said it's the late '90's equivalent of having dial up, the technology obsolete. Just Hopeless.
The Coalition will deliver fast, affordable and reliable broadband years sooner than l abor. o ur aim is that everyone in the nation should have access to broadband with download data rates of between 25 and 100 megabits per second by 2016, and between 50 and 100 megabits per second by the end of 2019 in 90 per cent of the fixed line footprint – although it should be noted this goal in part depends on nBn Co delivering its current satellite and fixed wireless solutions on time and on budget. Lieberal PDF