ISDN faster than ADSL!


As an early Christmas present, our Optus home ADSL connection has decided to throttle us down for no good reason. After cruising at a paltry 3012kbps for a few weeks, we're now hovering between 100-320kbps. Rebooting the modem does nothing other than make us wait between 1-2 hours for it to re-establish a connection.

I looked up some old bills, and confirmed we got faster speeds from our SingTel ISDN connection in 1997, when I was 11. Hollow jokes aside, me thinks I'll be on hold with Optus for much of tomorrow to establish what's going on.

Maybe this is just a ploy to make their Optus 3G network seem better around Earlwood. Sneaky.

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