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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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