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Gungahlin internet still sucks?

By johnboy - 23 November 2006 20

Senator Kate Lundy’s weird little podcasts have sprung back into life with claims that broadband in Gungahlin is still not where it should be:

Of the 182 respondents, 28 percent of residents have tried to get broadband but were unsuccessful, and 21 percent are on waiting lists.

Many residents reported that they have been waiting for more than six months”

I’m a bit suspicious of the survey, for a start who’s going to bother responding if they’re happy? Also language like this sounds artifical:

“A staggering 57 percent of respondents said that they would not purchase a new residence in the area without a guarantee of a future-proof broadband connection.”

Methinks this smacks of push polling.

How are our gungahlinistas finding their net connections?

What’s Your opinion?

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20 Responses to
Gungahlin internet still sucks?
sexynotsmart 10:14 pm 23 Nov 06

Had a look around at the “Next-G” travelling roadshow in Fyshwick earlier this week. After recovering from the disappointment that it only involved a trailer (where is the rockstar or presidential candidate-esque bus?), the demo itself was pretty good. I’m mentally filtering out the “cable rollout” discussions now. Wireless or power cable internet will level the market. That may be cold comfort to the northsiders, so just head to the Lighthouse. I’ll buy you a beer.

KaneO 8:19 pm 23 Nov 06

Telstra have invested and installed a lot of equipment in Gung recently. They can’t do the whole area at once unfortunately. No I don;t work for telstra, just bump into their overworked techs quite often.

Al 2:28 pm 23 Nov 06

Mr Evil: from my experience people general got better things to do than complain about stuff unless there is something to complain about. And when it comes to planning and infrastructure in Gungahlin – there’s plenty that the govmint ain’t doing.
Ralph: I’ve got ADSL that works fine too, but I’d prefer to ditch my landline and save the $30 pm, but I can’t, cause there ain’t no cable. But then there are plenty of people trying to work from home in other parts can’t even get ADSL.
And that is the point of the issue.

Ralph 2:09 pm 23 Nov 06

I am currently on 1xEVDO but will be upgraded to a 3G card in January. They are pushing for 40 MBps over the next few years.

Growling Ferret 1:49 pm 23 Nov 06

Using mobile spectrum such as Next G, or 1xEVDO, or something non-mobile such as satellite? I have previously run a sat solution to Nicholls, but it cost a small fortune…

Mr Evil 1:43 pm 23 Nov 06

Gee, people in Gungahlin complaining about something – that’s new!

Kate Lundy = Fat Useless Cow.

Ralph 1:36 pm 23 Nov 06

Tel$tra. I have it and works fine in Gungahlin.

Growling Ferret 1:26 pm 23 Nov 06


Wireless broadband is flaky at the best of times – which carrier do you suggest can cover all of Gungahlin?

Ralph 1:16 pm 23 Nov 06

Not an issue. There is wireless broadband available in Gungahlin.

Pandy 1:10 pm 23 Nov 06

ASDL is the problem of Telstra not Govmint

Al 1:01 pm 23 Nov 06

JB the poll was done by the Gungahlin Community Council and has been mentioned in their newsletter.
The problem is pretty annoying for many people who live there, with varying impacts depending on suburb.
ADSL is generally OK in some places, but it forces you to also have/pay for a landline, whether you want it or not (we don’t).
There are new suburbs being built by the LDA/Govmint with no cable infratsructure, and I think that is base stupidity.
Apparently the wireless coverage is patchy too, but that’s too expensive for the likes of me.

Danman 11:36 am 23 Nov 06

I have 1.5 256 TPG – never had a problem – 2913 Postcode.

caf 11:35 am 23 Nov 06

My friend who lives in Nicholls can’t get ADSL because there’s no free ports left – so he’s had to go with the (very expensive) iburst, which is also only marginally covering the area.

Growling Ferret 11:24 am 23 Nov 06


I’m in Nicholls and have ADSL, but know of others who are unable to get it due to lack of capacity.

This lack of capacity also effects Dunlop (I have clients unable to access via ADSL) and reportedly some parts of Jerra (although this may now be sorted out…)

Bassman 11:23 am 23 Nov 06

Maybe they can’t get online to post….. 😛

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