Every week, Computerworld Australia collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news, both in the forums and in comments.
Here’s what you had to say on: Dodo’s CEO calling for unlimited as a standard offering
“When are people going to wake up? Unlimited or otherwise, it doesn't matter too much if your service is throttled by absurd line speeds. Most customers on xDSL whatever are lucky if they can download anything at speeds above 1.5Mbps.
“At that speed it takes a loooong time to use up your allowance. We focus too much on download limits and not enough on line speed. If we did, we'd probably had dumped the ADSL tech sometime ago and insisted on decent connections over fibre or cable a lot sooner.” – said John on Dodo CEO calls for unlimited as standard offering
Here’s what you had to say on: VHA moving in on Telstra’s Next G territory
“Technically its a good move on Voda's behalf. They now have spectrum on towers at 850, 900 and 2100 Mhz. At a single site location they could cater for more users if they run all 3 frequencies.
Voda's downfall will be back haul from from the towers and their Internet performance as they are do not have the same capacity and back-haul infrastructure compared with Telstra or Optus.” – said Rogers Blue Pill on VHA moves in on Next G territory
Here’s what you had to say on: Turnbull endorsing, then attacking Telstra’s separation bill
“It’s about time the Liberals gave up and allowed the government to perform its job in rolling out the NBN Co i.e. do not block reasonable legisaltion put forward. If Labor fail to achieve anything in the next 2-3 years it will be up to the Australian public to decide whether to give them another 3 years. The public gave the Labor party the mandate to move forward with the NBN Co and FTTH rollout. Thats democracy and that what people want now and not in 10yrs time. The Liberals had the opportunity for many years to reform the Telecommunications sector and they failed. Senators Cooney, Minchin, etc achieved nothing.
“Telstra strangled competition and kept charging high prices and delivering poor service. Lets get on with building the braodband network Australia deserves today. I urge all ICT professionals to back the NBN Co and go against any Liberal attempt to delay or block its implementation. The multiplier effect to the ICT sector and the AUst economy is huge and will stimulate employment, innovation, efficiency, productivity. Business and society will benefit in so many ways. The public should decide at the next election if Labor and NBN Co in its present form is to continue or not.” – said Simon on Turnbull endorses, then attacks, Labor's Telstra separation bill
Here’s what you had to say on: Conroy to discuss Tassie NBN joint venture with Bartlett
“NBN pilot trial seems to be going very well in the great state of Tassie! Seems to be a good model for the rest of the roll out on the Mainland! So what have we, about 500k's of mix and match fibre, less than 18% take up, a sacked NBN board, and a moronic Premier, who's track record was to go back on his solemn word re the election there. Yes Sir..our Taxes at work! this looks a super model to use on the Mainland, things should go just mighty fine!
“Don't you just love the way polititians can get things done, with using any industry expertise....clever little devils! – said Raymond on Conroy to discuss Tassie NBN joint venture with Bartlett
Here’s what you had to say on: Quigley’s claims an ADSL emulation port would be too expensive
“Full cat 6 rewire and 3 to 4 points should cost no more than $800 depending if your paying by the hour or quoted for complete job.......$3 to 4k if you pay that you should be in a care home and looked after as your a danger to yourself.” – said D Newman on
Here’s what you had to say on: Conflicting Australian broadband speeds
“I live in "regional" australia, I would be lucky to get 4.29Mbps on a good day. ADSL isn't option, let alone ADSL2, and I live less than 7k's from an exchange in the Hunter Valley.. Broadband in australia is a joke and the polies don't know the difference between a Hard drive and a Wireless network card, what hope do we have.” - said Kent on Broadband speeds increase, but numbers in the air
Here’s what you had to say on: ASIO’s claims the anonymous 2009 pm.gov.au attack highlighted security risks
“IT people would know the very nature of a DDOS attack means its not preventable, however, it can be countered by accommodating the flood caused by it, though, that's going to cost a lot.
“Then again, I imagine that a non-organised group such as Anonymous would not necessarily have continuously large and stable DDOS attacks, it would vary depending on how many people are bored, frankly." – said Mitch on Anonymous 2009 pm.gov.au attack highlighted security risks: ASIO