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  1. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    Internet Speeds And Costs Around The World, Shown Visually:
    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/10/i...-around-the-world-shown-visually/#more-362769

    Be sure to click the above image to see it in its full glory.

    Yes, Australia if 5th from the right hand end of the graph.

    Cheers Don...



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  2. Clocky

    Clocky Guest

    **** that, why should my internet experience be limited because of the tiny
    percentage of the populus who choose to live in the middle of nowhere?
    Besides, your assumption that those countries with high speed internet may
    have remoter areas with poor service is just speculation.
     
  3. PhilD

    PhilD Guest

    I've never been to Perth or Hobart and only visit Adelaide roughly once a
    year. Correct me if I'm wrong, but from memory none of the Capital cities
    have Uranium/Gold/Iron/Coal etc mines in the middle of them and I believe
    that most of the food growing areas are outside the cities. That being the
    case it's hard to see what the Capital cities do other than consume our
    products, produce copious pollution and provide services to support the
    productive regions of Australia that keep people like you in a comfortable
    lifestyle.

    Somewhere in the world there is a village short of its idiot, please feel
    free to take up the vacancy.

    PhilD
     
  4. I wonder how they determine that our cost for 1mbps is $1 - $5 per month.
    Even if that is per each 1mbps, it seems far too low.

    Regards
     
  5. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    The Old Bloke wrote
    They appear to be taking the average broadband speed available in
    each country and dividing that into the lowest cost per month available.

    Rather dubious on the lowest cost per month, but otherwise not too bad, although
    it ignores the fact that many of ours only bother to pay for 512 or less speed wise.
     
  6. terryc

    terryc Guest

    More than enough speed.
     
  7. SG1

    SG1 Guest

    Now now we are talk Bps not Roddles per message???????
     
  8. Well, my Telstra cable gives me up to 30Mbps so no complaints there, but
    then they sting me $70/month for 12GB including uploads :-(

    Dave.
     
  9. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    terryc wrote

    Depends on what you want to do. ABC's Iview doesnt work that well at those speeds.
     
  10. terryc

    terryc Guest

    True, but I can only afford 2 hrs max of that per day anyway.

    The big problem with iview is that by the time you could watch news, it
    was ancient or weeks old.

    Cheaper and faster just to buy a USB san/dongle for the desktop box
     
  11. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Erk, Exetel even. No uploads count. $40 for 12Gb downloads in peak, 56Gb
    downloads in off peak and no uploads.

    You can run your soho business and get a static IP if you wanted. DNS is
    $50p.a. or go elsewhere.

    Check http://www.broadbandchoice.com.au
     
  12. Nope, been there, done that, fought for several years with endless ADSL2+
    problems. Basically it doesn't work at my place, too far from the exchange
    (>5km), and I'm using some bizzare pair which is routed differently to
    everyone else in the street.
    So I'm stuck with Telstra cable.

    Dave.
     
  13. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    terryc wrote
    Some ISPs dont count Iview in the quota.
    It is however useful for stuff you miss on the FTA.
    But that doesnt allow you to watch stuff you missed.
     
  14. Butt

    Oz is among the Elite Highest usage of Computers per household.
    Now if Howie was still driving the boat, we'd be pretty much the same
    place we are now. But After Ruddy installs a super fast highway that
    only the government will be able to afford, we're still going to be in
    the same boat.

    No matter what happens, we will always be paying too much for too
    little, that much is a certainty.
     
  15. Clocky

    Clocky Guest

    Farmers whinge by default.
     
  16. Clocky

    Clocky Guest

    Which has sweet **** all to do with my internet experience being restricted
    to appease a minority group.
     
  17. PhilD

    PhilD Guest

    I never said it was related and you should be able to get a suitable speed
    internet, and so should everyone. My comments were about your view of
    non-city people. If you take domestic and export production, the "minority
    that live in the middle of nowhere" that you so willingly put down
    contribute far more to GDP and export income than major city people ever
    could. The wealth of the whole country that gives you the luxury to have
    your high speed internet is dependent on a healthy economy. The ability for
    business's to operate effectively with all forms of communication doesn't
    just stop at the edge of the capital cities. Those mines/farms/country
    towns/people further out happen to also improve their operation by getting
    an effective communications system at reasonable cost.

    You remind me of a child on first finding out that honey isn't just
    something that magically appears on a Coles/Woolworths shelf, it actually
    comes from the work of people/animals that you put down as being a "minority
    group". You need a similar waking up experience, or maybe you just need to
    grow up.

    PhilD
     
  18. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Most farm produce in Australia is exported anyway.
     
  19. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Well, all you have to do is look at the collective contents of our
    parliaments to tell you want the majority do. Baah, baaah, baah.....
     
  20. Most farm produce on Australian supermarket shelves is imported.

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