[clug] [OT] The Register is trying to crowfund $100-$250K for indep study on NBN

Colin Roe croe at pcug.org.au
Sun Jun 23 05:14:09 MDT 2013

On Sunday 23 June 2013 14:34:42 Duncan Roe wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 09:26:24AM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> > Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> > > Is the NBN really about providing a fat pipe to everyone's home
> > > that they may or may not REALLY NEED, or more about the government
> > > having complete control over your Internet, with no competition -
> > > may make PRISM pale somewhat in comparison.
> > 
> > I share your paranoia, but from what I understand it's supposed to work
> > like TransACT: The NBN is just the infrastructure and ISPs compete to
> > provide internet access and other services. That's not to say that it
> > couldn't change on a minister's whim of course.
> *As I understand it*, Transact is fibre to the node while NBN is fibre to
> the home. I also understand that Malcolm Turnbull would downgrade NBN to a
> fibre to the node system should his party win government.
> Anyone here on Transact? What kind of bandwidth (speed) do you get?
> More or less regardless of the answer, it worries me that the cheaper
> solution will become inadequate for future applications.
> Cheers ... Duncan.
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Hi Duncan

Whingepool has had threads on the projected TransACT VDSL2 upgrade project for 
quite a while. 

If you are interested a relatively recent place to start would be the post by 
'Wayne of TransACT' dated 11PM 2013 February 21 at 

They are suggesting the upgrade to VDSL2 could be finished by early next year 
but I'll believe that when I get it.

There's also a more recent TransACT VDSL2 speed test here 
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2060220&p=7&#r123 claiming 
45 Mbps down and 6.5 up.

My original VDSL is throttled back to 2048/256 but the second link also shows 
that TransACT VDSL can do 8 Mbps down and 0.44 up.


Colin Roe - Torrens ACT Australia (Linux Mint 9)
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