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Slow Internet Access since Christmas?

By npl 9 January 2009 33

I’m wondering if anyone else has noticed the very slow internet browsing speeds that have plagued some Canberra ISPs since just after Christmas?

At least two ISPs that seem to be affected are iiNet and Optus. There are Whirlpool threads on this here and here.

Theories range from secret government internet filtering trials, to the usual excuse of incompetence within Telstra somewhere.


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Thumper 8:08 am 13 Jan 09

My internet is still as slow as a tortoise on prozac…

Braggs 11:00 pm 12 Jan 09

I’m with Velocity and my D/L speeds have been terrible since Boxing Day. Word is that Telstra have made a “change” without prior notification to anyone that has affected all “non Telstra ISP’s” and that the scheduled fix (by Telstra) is will occur on or around 19/1, if they are not too busy…..

Aurelius 2:48 pm 12 Jan 09

Just to update people on the latest I’ve heard.
Telstra know there is a fault. They know what the fault is.
They have scheduled a fix. On January 20!
I wish I were joking.

Deckard 11:18 am 10 Jan 09

Mine seems a bit up and down. Sometimes getting the regular 60k/s (a huge improvement on what it’s been) then a minute later I’ll be back to dial up speeds.

deceit 9:11 am 10 Jan 09

still slow even after their planned fix last night

LudwigV 8:47 am 10 Jan 09

I am on 3G mobile – has been insanely slow for several days now…glad it is not just me. Wreaking havoc with everquestII :(.

taco 11:52 pm 09 Jan 09

I hadn’t noticed much slowdown, but if it’s only affecting people on resold Telstra ADSL1 then that would makes sense as I’m on iinet Naked DSL

hrazor 5:31 pm 09 Jan 09

I’m with Telstra & have been running slow i have noticed, last nite was bad 30secs or more to load a page (broadband)
Hope it gets betta soon

DawnDrifter 3:42 pm 09 Jan 09

happening to me too.. adsl2+ with node running at half speed. Monash exchange
will wait for the holidays to be done with but if its still slow ill make a call

peterh 3:23 pm 09 Jan 09

Madman said :

I’ve noticed my Transact/Netspeed being going alot slower since new years.

mention it to brian in the whirlpool thread. he may be able to tell you what is going on.

Madman 2:56 pm 09 Jan 09

I’ve noticed my Transact/Netspeed being going alot slower since new years.

Aurelius 2:27 pm 09 Jan 09

We’ve heard from our upstream providers that the Telstra’s fiddling with DSLAMs on Boxing day was badly handled, and the fix is due tonight. So it seems like the same issue.

deceit 2:23 pm 09 Jan 09

Its a telstra upstream issue, so unrelated to iinet

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