19 June 2007

Satellite broadband

I’ve been looking at satellite broadband, since Telstra have refused to install a DSLAM in Tullah’s telephone exchange. Telstra seem to be asking about $250 a month for 2-way satellite, so they’ve priced themselves right out of the market. It looks like Clear Networks will take up the slack this time, since BorderNet have decided that the latest government remote access plans are simply too complicated for them to undertake to support.

Meanwhile, I’ve used a CD to update one machine (which axed about 4/5 of the downloading, bringing the machine up after a single night’s WestNet dialup) & brought my laptop’s updates into line, also with an overnight run. That’s almost good enough to make ISDN seem worth trying.

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