But, is what Mandrake has coax, FIOS, or just what?
richard mitnick wrote:But, is what Mandrake has coax, FIOS, or just what?
richard mitnick wrote:FIOS = Fiber Optic cable.
richard mitnick wrote:I looked at Telstra, they seem to be a telecom. Is it cable. or FIOS, or what?
On cable here, coax, we get 15mips download for US$45.00/month. Taht is Cablevision. A Cablevision employee, living where Comcast has the monopoly tells me he gets at most 5mips.
To best of my knowledge, fibre optic internet connection not available to general public in Australia, only available for organisations such as universities.
So, does the distance from my place to the whatever exchange affect the speed?
Mandrake wrote:Well you're in Sydney, so both Telstra and Optus have HFC networks you could potentially have hooked up. Telstra has a utility on their website to see if you can get Cable.
Antony wrote:Mandrake wrote:Well you're in Sydney, so both Telstra and Optus have HFC networks you could potentially have hooked up. Telstra has a utility on their website to see if you can get Cable.
Telstra's cable is not available in my place (only ADSL).
Antony wrote:Optus cable isn't as fast as Telstra's, if I am correct on this.
Unfortunately, we're unable to provide BigPond Broadband Cable at this address.
BigPond Broadband Cable is only available using the same cable that carries Foxtel Pay-TV. This cable has only been laid along streets in certain areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth. If you don't have access to the Foxtel Pay-TV cable, you won't be able to access BigPond Broadband Cable. Try our other Broadband options - BigPond Broadband ADSL, Mobile Broadband or Satellite which also provide fast internet access.
Antony wrote:Does it mean that if I get the Foxtel installed, I can then get the BigPond Cable?
Antony wrote:Exciting news. I just rechecked the Telstra BigPond availability, and Cable is available in my place.
I'd better call them up to make sure Cable is actually available.
Antony wrote:I just finished 100 minutes and 26 seconds phone call with Telstra. They will come to install cable next week.
(100 minutes and 26 seconds was measured by my Uniden telephone.)
Okay, here's the tricky part, the house I live have two different addresses. One (with "Unit 1") shows that I can't have cable, the other one (without "Unit 1") shows that I can. Same results as checked by Telstra over the phone. But the guy says that I can definitely get the Cable. (There's still chance that I won't be able to get the cable.)
Let's hope that I can have the cable installed.
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