Engineering Week Lecture, Mythbusting the National Broadband Network.
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I’m sick & tired of people saying wireless is a better alternative to Fibre in regard to the NBN debate in Australia. I have thralled the net looking for some really world results & finally am satisfied with what I have found I’m not after marketing claims or anything like that, I’m not quoting some peace of policy, these are results recorded through the one and the same site, speedtest.net.
Below is a video recorded in the US, it compares Verison LTE vs. Sprint 4G. The results are less than impressive, Verizon LTE modem clocked in speeds of 7.40 Mbps down & 1.40 Mbps up while the Sprint 4G 1.76 Mbps down and 0.40 Mbps up.
Sprint 4G vs. Verizon LTE Speedtest in San Francisco
This next peace is the results from my own Internode ADSL2+ connection from October last year, I’m not going to retest because it’s much the same now:
Finally a speed test from a customer with iiNet connected to the NBN:
The numbers based on performance speak for themselves.
Update 19/05/2011 – New Phone
I’ve got myself a new phone & have now done a speedtest on the Telstra NextG / UMTS 850 / US3G network (what ever standard they want to call it), using the USB tethering capability. The results are unsurprising for wireless.
Update 20/01/2013 – Telstra LTE 4G (1800Mhz) in Southport
For those who keep wanting to say that 4G is better then Fibre to the Home (FTTH), I think not.
http://www.timetotellmum.com – Unhappy about Australia’s proposed internet filter? The best thing you can do to fight it is help your mum understand that it won’t work.
Follow these instructions:
- Make sure you are logged on to Facebook
- Go to: https://ssl.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account
- Click on the submit button
- Enter your password
- Type in the words in the security check
- Click Okay
- A notice will be displayed saying that you account has been deactivated, and that the account will be deleted in 14days if you do not log into the account in the next 14 days.
- You will then be taken to the Main Facebook login page.
Remember don’t try to log into the account until the 14 days have passed or your account will be reactivated.
ZoneEdit‘s name servers are offline as they have come under attack. Some people will be having trouble getting to my site along with other websites that use ZoneEdit for their DNS. Luckily I’ve defined another name server so hopefully once the records update my site will come back online for everyone.
More details on the GetUp! campaign see the link below: