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23 December, 2011

free speed bump!

Last year, Mandrake made me switch to Telstra BigPond Cable for broadband. I combined the BigPond Cable with the very usage telephone service as a Bundle, and paying less in total. In other words, I got much much faster internet connection for less. It was December 2010, and the maximum download speed was 30Mbps.

Well, it's December 2011, Mandrake informed me an exciting news: Telstra is upgrading the rest of it's HFC network (Outside of Melbourne) to DOCSIS 3 beginning in December. Which means the maximum speed could reach 100Mbps from capable sites (theoretically, also not all websites have fast connection).

I naturally followed Mandrake (again).

I received this yesterday.
Telstra BigPond Ultimate Cable (Home Network Gateway modem)

Did I say the speed upgrade is free? Okay, not quite, only a small one-off fee (for new hardware), but the monthly fee maintains the same! It is a no-brainer's decision, who would refuse much faster internet connection?

Since Mandrake posted a photo of his arm holding the router, I, well, just have to make the same one.
Telstra BigPond Ultimate Cable (Home Network Gateway modem)

Oh, here's the speed test result:
speed test result

Don't worry, the speed is still NOT as fast as Don's superfast internet connect in reputable Rochester and beautiful Boston.

related blog entries:
T-Box, a poor man's TiVo (2 December, 2010)
Once you got cable, you can't go back (Telstra Elite Cable Broadband, 2 December, 2010)

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Posted by Antony on 23 December 2011 10:14 AM | gadget

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