Thursday, January 03, 2013

Upgraded to Bigpond Extreme, getting 80Mbps

We aren't on the three year plan for the NBN so I decided to go ahead and upgrade our cable internet to Bigpond Extreme.

Here is how it was before according to speedtest:

And here's how it is now:

So, oddly, ping time is slightly worse from 6ms to 9ms, but download speed is noticeably better going from 26Mbps to 80Mbsp. The experience of loading a web page is very nice indeed.

We no longer have a land line so we pay $110 per month and get 200GB of data. Incidentally, we've just installed a Skype phone - one that doesn't need a computer - and it seems to work very well.

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