So I recently moved to Gungahlin with my family. Lovely place, lots of people I know in the area and a decent enough town centre. I then decided to arrange to connect the internet, I got my line transpositioned with Beagle. I did expect it to be slow but everynight between 9pm and 11pm the line drops, cannot establish ppp server connection. I’ve been told many times it’s my router which i think is untrue, unfortunately i’m yet to test it as now I have to buy another $200 router just to “test” this one. Even if it’s faulty the ISP that sold it to me won’t give me a refund which again another pain in the butt. Anyway I’ve moved on and i’ll try figure it out and fix it later, i might even have to change it to an ADSL1 line which is just as expensive.
I used to live in Melbourne and I love the herald sun as it has news that was relevant to me and that I can enjoy. I called the Canberra times since I had no idea where to start to try get a subscription. They then told me call my local news agency. I called and they then told me “No we do not deliver because of the odd times the paper gets delivered”, fair enough. I then proceeded to call another news agency close by to the Gungahlin area. Turns out they are happy to deliver but it’ll just be a day late but they only service their area, such as Watson, Dickson and Lyneham. I then called the local news agency in Gungahlin to be told “no, no we just can’t do it”. Not really an acceptable answer to me. Unfortunately for me I’m still suffering from severe anxiety with other mental illnesses and I cannot leave the house without supervision, so picking up the newspaper is out of the question, even though that’s what I used to do almost every day.
At first I was excited to be moving out to Gungahlin with but now I see it as one big headache. I also heard Dunlop has similar connectivity issues. When will life start getting a bit easier? I already know that Telstra is just going to sit on their hands and not fix any infrastructure in the new suburbs but instead place FTTH (fibre to the home). which again is a very EXPENSIVE service to have. In my eyes our capital is missing a fair bit that the big cities have. What I see is neglected nature strip, poor infrastructure and no light rail for an ever expanding city. I know this sounds more like a rant than an article but I just wish our capital was an easier place to live. I believe we just need to speak up and someone will listen.