INTERNET speeds are set to treble with Telstra unrolling a $300 million broadband upgrade, starting with Melbourne.
Downloading a movie will take just 78 seconds under the turbo-charged broadband that could mean the end for video rental stores...
Telstra will increase the download speed on its hybrid-fibre coaxial cable network in Melbourne to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) by Christmas.
In even more good news for internet movie fans, further planned upgrades will boost the speed to 200Mbps. Up to a million Melbourne homes will be among the first in Australia to get the faster speeds.
The upgrade gives Australians world-standard download speeds as the nation moves from analogue to high-definition digital appliances.
Are there any other countries offering this?
This really sounds great, I have a 30+Mbps connection at the moment and can download from major server very quickly, but have no real advantage on speed when connecting to smaller slower ones (obviously). If everyone else around the world is getting these speeds, life would get a whole lot easier, imo.
What do you pay for fiber optics or adsl?
The cost of internet in Australia is what annoys me I spend up to $280 a month on TV and Internet.
Edited by sarahw, 11 March 2009 - 10:50 AM.