Toby Corkindale <toby(a)dryft.net> wrote:
sigh. yeah, but it'll be 2020 by the time we get
rid of them, and in
the meantime I'd really, really like to have vaguely-usable internet
How good is cable (especially DOCSIS 3) in Melbourne now? It used to be
unfriendly to Linux, requiring, as I recall, a special login tool for Telstra
and restricting "servers" from being run under Optus, and I'm not sure
speed or reliability.
Although since Optus or Telstra apparently
accidentally unplugged my
port on the DSLAM last week and I was without any internet access at
all for a while, I suddenly realised that 3-4 mbit is a lot better
than none at all!
An advantage of having a reasonably modern mobile device (phone or tablet, for
example) is that it can serve as an emergency Internet connection in case of
a fixed-line outage such as you describe.