Leading on my article from yesterday I had to replace my old Dynalink RTA1025W ADSL2+ router modem given that it no longer worked. Even after having the line speed reduced on the DSLAM did nothing so out I went and fetched the Billion BiPAC 7800DXL router modem. Unboxing video is below: This router modem has …
Sep 11 2013
Billion BiPAC 7800DXL Router Modem Unboxing
Sep 18 2010
NZ: Double the Fibre to the Home – Wise or Wasteful?
Across the ditch in New Zealand, the Kiwis are planning their own fibre network but in an interesting twist, homes will have not one but two fibres entering the premises. The idea behind this approach is to have retailers battle it out in the home but not for the home. Now, I’m not privy to …
Sep 07 2010
NBN – Proceed at One Quarter Impulse, Ensign
Well, after 17 days in political limbo (and a period in which it could be argued that Australia saw more prosperity without an active government) it seems that Labor has scraped in. Some people are thrilled, others disappointed and some are still crying out for another vote. Whatever your point of view, this certainly is …
Aug 16 2010
Net Filtering vs NBN – What’s it Gonna Be?
As the last few years (and particularly the last few months) have unfolded, we have seen the mandatory web filtering debate get knocked around the press whilst the NBN (only now coming online in a few towns conveniently before an election) got its fair share of airtime. Apart from the issue of credibility and electability …
Aug 12 2010
1Gbps NBN – No Surprise
In an announcement today by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, it was spruiked that the NBN would be capable of achieving speeds of up to 1Gbps. This is up by a factor of ten over the 100Mbps speeds originally promised by the Government. What should come as no surprise is that fibre has incredible capacity for …