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How fast is the average Canberran’s internet connection?

By Vic Bitterman - 26 December 2008 49

Out of nothing other than idle curiosity, I’d be interested to find out how fast my fellow Canberran’s are when connected to the Interweb.

Do a speed test at and post the results here.

For me, variable speeds anywhere between 4Mb and 10Mb download speed. Here’s one result from a few minutes ago :

For those of you at work, post how fast your work connection is!

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deye 12:54 am 02 Jan 09

13347 kb/s down
850 kb/s up (usually a bit faster than this)
iinet ADSL 2/2+

ogrex 6:16 pm 29 Dec 08

Cheating? Me? Helps to work adjacent to a supercomputer… come to think of it, the results probably would have been higher if someone wasn’t sending big data sets back/forth to the big boy.

Spitfire3 1:29 pm 29 Dec 08

That’s cheating!

ogrex 9:06 am 29 Dec 08

57501 kbps down 16667 kbps up (to Sydney)… from the ANU.

peter@home 12:55 pm 28 Dec 08

el said :

Peter: Got Linux?

yep. suse.

2nd partition – first runs xp…

grundy 11:59 am 28 Dec 08

For all those getting the speed test on the Sydney server, try:

SheepGroper 11:40 am 28 Dec 08

el said :

Nosey: Good or bad? It’s….strange – that you’re getting so much better upload speed than down.

I get 243 down and 324 up, ADSL2 at Deakin exchange. The line quality deteriorated a few years ago so I’m just glad its useable.

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