View Full Version : Telstra cable broadband - user experiences?

14-11-2006, 09:19 AM
I'll be interested to know whether people are getting anything like the advertised speeds on Telstra broadband (specifically cable, NOT adsl).

My area (Lower Hutt) is in the coverage area, but I currently use Xtra broadband. I'm contemplating changing, because despite being on one of the supposedly "unleashed" plans I'm getting 2 meg down and 450k up on a good day. (according to nzdsl.co.nz speedtest)

Far cry from the 3.5 down/720 up carrier speeds my router reports, and not really good value for money when you consider the competition...

What's the evening/weekend slowdown like on Telstra?


14-11-2006, 11:34 AM
I'm in lower hutt using cable, no problems getting the 4meg down and 2meg up, although this does depend on where you are downloading from.

14-11-2006, 12:45 PM
I'm in Wellington on their 10M/2M plan. When downloading i average 900KB/s - 1190KB/s (approx 1MByte/s), all day. and use a download manager on slower sites. NZ pings are about 15-30ms :)

14-11-2006, 03:16 PM
I wish I lived in the covered areas :(

14-11-2006, 05:02 PM
I'm in ChCh and I usually get between 3 and 4 Mb down and between 1.5 and 2 Mb up. But what annoys me are the mini drop outs of a few seconds that occur several times a day.