[clug] ADSL Provider Questions

John newsx1 at bestpond.com
Tue Mar 9 00:52:46 GMT 2004

> Hello everyone. I've been snooping this list for quite some time now
> listening and thinking about making an appearance to the next LUG
> meeting.. Anyway, I wanted to ask everyone out there with ADSL, why
> and who there provider is. 
That's an easy one, after extensive research on quality of service and having 
experience with several local providers on dialup and adsl including Telstra, I 
chose to move to Internode 9 months ago.  

That choice has been vindicated by the continuous uptime and reliability.  
They are continuing to enhance their offerings and have their own linux 
mirrors for un-metered downloads to clients, as well as a good range of 
internet radio streaming, unmetered. They also have their own national 
network of rather hefty bandwidth.

They, or Agile Communications their associated company have also set up 
an adsl register for registering interest in broadband where none exists, or 
present arrangements are unsatisfactory. They (Agile) have already installed 
dslams into exchanges where Telstra fear (or won't) to tread!

Their canberra Pop is located a patch lead from Transacts main hub, but 
with the pending demise or disintegration, or dis-memberment of Transact 
aparently Transact Managers will not discuss a wholesale deal to allow them 
to connect.

Good luck with your connection.

Anyway, have a look at whirlpool and the internode website where you can 
make an informed choice with all the info at you fingertips.

>So if there's any advice or preference
> toward a certain provider please don't hesitate to inform me. A plan
> with 512/128 16Gig+ is desirable with shaping for over quota usage and
> if there anyone that utilizes 'Pipe' like networking for data such as
> Linux Distro's and other media. As I live in the Gungahlin area and
> they decided to finally add some MUX's to the Crace exchange I'm
> certainly getting ADSL. The question is who. 
> There is much to learn with hardware/packages/providers and what
> better source than the educated minds of Linux users to ask.

John Blue, 
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