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rattfan ([personal profile] rattfan) wrote2017-04-26 02:11 pm

I'm baaack!

Terry, the guy from Telstra, has been and gone and my Internet is back.  It turns out the guy who was sent out the first time did not properly investigate the situation, not even examining the lines over at the pillar (node that links to the phone line exchange).

One of my theories as to why my connection was dropping out turns out to be correct.  The NBN digging is not involved, nor are the roadworks.  It was line fault due to age, further affected by temperature.  All the lines close to the surface are faulty, Terry said, so he transferred my connection to one lower down in the earth, which turned out to be all right.  My only problem now should be, if I upgrade to the NBN, whether they do something stupid.  They're still using the old copper to link to the houses, so it's not going to be anything super wonderful, the way Iinet and other ISPs are telling us.  

You know, I don't care about super speed.  I just want the speed I have, which is fairly decent, and for the connection to work.
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[personal profile] fred_mouse 2017-04-26 06:42 am (UTC)(link)
Tentative yay? In that it is great that your internet is back, but it sounds like the NBN is going to break things because when don't telcos do something stupid?
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[personal profile] fred_mouse 2017-04-26 10:47 am (UTC)(link)
I don't want to rush ahead with the NBN because there are so many things it is going to break (my landline. my house alarm. something I've forgotten). But given that the junk mail on the topic has increased in frequency, I suspect I'm at the 'do it soon, or have no internet' phase. I must admit to some temptation...
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[personal profile] leecetheartist 2017-04-26 07:18 am (UTC)(link)
When I went walking this morning I passed a telstra pit full of bees. I wonder if that house is hearing a buzzing on the line?
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[personal profile] leecetheartist 2017-04-26 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
When I reported it the lady was alarmed and was talking about having people out there before midnight, as it's on a footpath with bees flying back and forth into the pit, so I might take a walk tomorrow and see if it's still there.
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[personal profile] st_aurafina 2017-04-26 08:46 am (UTC)(link)
Totally picturing Terry as a wombat, btw.

But I'm glad your internet is back.