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New Tower on Tuggeranong Hill

By huwr - 26 September 2008 19

Has anyone else noticed the new tower on top of Tuggeranong Hill?

Does anyone know what it is?

What’s Your opinion?


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New Tower on Tuggeranong Hill
DawnDrifter 11:14 pm 27 Sep 08

yawn at wireless speeds and reliability vs good old copper/glass

Jonathon Reynolds 7:58 pm 27 Sep 08

@harvyk1

harvyk1 said :

Netspeed tower? The one they assumed me last year that was going to be ready before the end of Feb 2007??? They are only 19 months late… I even had an application in for their services until a friend of mine had problem after problem with it…

What sort of problems? I am currently on a 8000/384 ADSL plan from Netspace (Victorian provider) and getting about ~6600/384 out of the link going through a RIM here in Gungahlin (about as fast as is currently possible out here using phone lines). Looks like there will be a new tower here in Gungahlin shortly that will offer coverage in my area.

Ideally I’d like to go to an ADSL2+ account simply for the increase in the upload speed (more important for me with the videos I am uploading) but there is no joy for anyone going ADSL2+ if you are connected off a RIM!

The LongReach solution looked good but I have seen no definitive figures on typical bandwidth throughput up and down.

I found the following comment on Whirlpool – does this reflect the problems you are having?
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1040380

kenneth 7:58 pm 26 Sep 08

Most likely for the Triple J and Classic FM translators, hopefully.

Vic Bitterman 7:04 pm 26 Sep 08

The Netspeed longreach comms gear is already attached to the old mast, albeit low and down the bottom. Walked up there the other week.

I saw the new mast being put up this week, and curious like the rest of you, searched the development applications on the guvmint website but could find nothing…

I too would like to know if it’s for a specific purpose, or simply a second tower to cater for the increase in wireless comms gear that’s going on these days…. I suspect the answer is as simple as this!

huwr 5:22 pm 26 Sep 08

Okay! That’s pretty cool. Thanks for your help.

peterh 2:44 pm 26 Sep 08

harvyk1 said :

Netspeed tower? The one they assumed me last year that was going to be ready before the end of Feb 2007??? They are only 19 months late… I even had an application in for their services until a friend of mine had problem after problem with it…

I went nextG. works anywhere around here and on the hume down to melbourne. drops out in a couple of spots, but is to be expected.

still, I can access RA at holbrook.

harvyk1 2:42 pm 26 Sep 08

Netspeed tower? The one they assumed me last year that was going to be ready before the end of Feb 2007??? They are only 19 months late… I even had an application in for their services until a friend of mine had problem after problem with it…

Whatsup 2:41 pm 26 Sep 08

I must be out of range because I am not thinking any happy thoughts about ACT Labor.

bubzie 2:36 pm 26 Sep 08

oooh, i can see it from my room right now.
convedient.

I’m pretty sure it’s an ACT Labor mind control ray, being disguised as a netspeed tower πŸ˜€

peterh 2:33 pm 26 Sep 08

Aurelius said :

Peterh, You’ll have to ask the relevant minister. Netspeed is not one of mine.

minister?

I thought that you worked for a transact provider.

Aurelius 1:53 pm 26 Sep 08

Peterh, You’ll have to ask the relevant minister. Netspeed is not one of mine.

peterh 1:36 pm 26 Sep 08

and they are building one on mt ainslie now, too.

peterh 1:35 pm 26 Sep 08
peterh 1:31 pm 26 Sep 08

I would suggest it is possibly a new longreach tower for netspeed, or any one of the other carriers like vodafone or optus. Aurelius, any ideas?

Reprobate 1:30 pm 26 Sep 08

ACT Labor mind control ray?

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