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25th January 2016
This week's survey 
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Last week's survey results...
Have you had the NBN installed? If so, what do you think, does it shape up to all the claims about speed, etc?    

  • Can't say I am happy with it. On the old system we had a fax machine connected to our phone line, I think it was called a Duet system which worked well. Nobody told us that when they cut the copper cable for the NBN that we would lose the fax machine. Fortunately we hardly ever received or sent a fax, so it was no big deal. The DEC phones that we all have give trouble with some just stop working occasionally, for no apparent reason. I think we were one of the first to have the NBN installed and we can only hope that Telstra will sort out the bugs in due course.
    Our Modem crashes frequently resulting in a necessary reboot. Telstra claim our modem is fine.
    Regarding speed, yes, we are paying for the top speed and downloading big files is faster but connecting to other web site is no faster. We are  hoping that once the NBN is up and running on a larger scale, those connections will speed up. Altogether it has been very disappointing but I don't think we would want to go back to the old ADSL days.
  • I wish we did. Installation is very patchy, jumping from one area to another and leaving out the one in the middle (us) Have no indication of when we are likely to get the service at home or work.
    With all this unemployment you would think they could hire labourers to work with the skilled crews to speed things up.
  • FORTUNATELY The NBN has not reached us yet. I have customers who have absolute horror stories, not so much with the internet side but the phone system side.
    Customer 1 moved shop 200 metres up the road and because the NBN was within 3 months Telstra could not connect new lines. So they could not have their existing number cut across. The same customer has now had NBN for nearly a year, they are do not skimp on their equipment and phone systems yet they loose their phone lines about 10% of the time. great for a retail business.
    Customer 2 have several internet services to get the amount of data flow required. prior to NBN cut over all phone and internet services cut. the reason given you now have NBN. NBN was still 6 months away. After NBN arrived suddenly internet slows and reason was service ported to another carrier without consent.
    We are in an area with RIMS, some old technology that means we have the slowest internet believable. One customer has moved premises because of the lack of data flow.
    I have not heard many good stories of NBN experinces. I dread the thought of what may happen in our area with neglected lines and old technology.
  • yes its been about 6 weeks now and the speed is just awesome. Unfortunate the phone line is also over the internet and definite needs improving. Messengers are delayed and sometimes don't receive them at all. its also not possible to forward to other phone any more and you actually have to contact Telstra to extend your rings before the message banks picks it up. Overall 8 out 10 rating. 
  • 3 years later we're still waiting on the promise NBN would be here in 6 months! Our phone/data bill still says "NBN coming soon".
  • We work with large files, so we need it urgently but nervous about what we hear.

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