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Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 09:05
by Disco
storm84 wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 20:24
Wait, people actually have to make that choice? The NBN really must suck.
Yeah, there are times that my internet plays up and 720p doesn't stream consistently because Youtube wont let me pause and buffer anymore. Thankfully it's better than that 90% of the time tho.

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 12:42
by storm84

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 13:50
by Makena

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 14:03
by brimlad
reading between the lines what I think he was thinking was "we know that gamers are responsible for murdering American school kids so why not blame them for our nbn fail" oh did I say that out loud, my bad :)

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 14:17
by storm84
It reeks of political opportunism, finding a convenient scapegoat that's superficially plausible and demographically segregated. No-one is going to come out and say "y'all watch too much Netflix" because that's seem as legitimate use of the internet while gaming is (perceived) as a waste of time. Streaming media would be a failure one their account to provide a reliable service, while blaming gamers allows the blame to be on a few bad eggs running for everyone with their frivolous entertainment pursuits.

The clarification was a nice use of weasel words, taking away from the patently false claim that it's gaming, but leaving open the blame on people who olay games as being bandwidth hogs in other respects.

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 18:20
by Bicketybam
I said it before and I'll say it again, blaming gamers is the Australian BS pollie's equivalent of blaming Mexicans for all the problems in the US. Those bloody gamers are taking all our bandwidth. NBN Fearmongering.

As per Makena's post...

Shit, they found out we were lying... who to blame next? Well movie streaming is the real culprit but we can't blame Stan and piss off old mate Rupert... let's throw Netflix under the bus, they don't give us money.

:dodgy:

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 07 Jun 2018, 09:57
by Disco
My office has now been without NBN for 24 hours.. talk about bringing your international business to a standstill.

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 09 Jul 2019, 00:37
by Mugsy
Currently using my mobile as a wifi hotspot (and getting some value out of my 13Gb per month that I don't come close to using).

Exetel NBN still not working. We think it's a NBN hardware fault. Got a WP thread going here:

https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/thread/9yk22vn9

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 07:19
by Mugsy
:(
Your reported service issue has been logged with our wholesale supplier technicians for further investigation. At this stage we are unable to provide an estimated time of resolution. We will push for a resolution and will keep you regularly updated. We apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 12:02
by linxus
Mugsy wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 07:19
:(
Your reported service issue has been logged with our wholesale supplier technicians for further investigation. At this stage we are unable to provide an estimated time of resolution. We will push for a resolution and will keep you regularly updated. We apologies for the inconvenience caused.
Are they still charging you for the privilege of accessing the NBN?

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 18 Jul 2019, 07:35
by Mugsy
linxus wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 12:02
Are they still charging you for the privilege of accessing the NBN?
Not that I can tell. My $60/mth hasn't been direct debited.

NBN Co tech came on Monday and found that the wrong address had been connected.

They supposedly fixed it up but there's still no internet. At this rate, I have no idea when I will be connected. Might have to get a wireless 4G solution in the interim.

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 20 Jul 2019, 11:22
by Mugsy
NBN Co still can't find my address.

I've ordered a wireless broadband service to get me by.

Re: The NBN thread

Posted: 20 Jul 2019, 12:43
by Mugsy
linxus wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 12:02
Are they still charging you for the privilege of accessing the NBN?
I spoke too soon :(

Exetel sales and I are gonna have words.