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  • 28.8 Dial up modem

    1 2.00%
  • 36.6 Dial up modem

    1 2.00%
  • 56 Dial up modem

    22 44.00%
  • Cable Modem

    15 30.00%
  • ADSL

    5 10.00%
  • ISDN

    3 6.00%
  • Satellite

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  • Other - please explain

    3 6.00%
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    How do you access the internet?

    Thought this could be an interesting survey and would help when designing your web sites with flash etc.


    affordable website design

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    Cable modem. Love it. We even got it at the office.
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    I am sure I will love cable when it gets to my area, and when they make it more affordable in Aus

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    it sucks that i have to use a 33.6kbps ISA modem at home...

    on campus though i think it's a shared connection of a leased line... that's usually fast at least

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    Well, I've got 56k connection. I would loooooove to have cable or somthing like that.....

    Our school has got dual 64K ISDN lines, they are pretty fast.

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    ADSL

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    Originally posted by tdevil
    I am sure I will love cable when it gets to my area, and when they make it more affordable in Aus
    I calculated what I was paying my ISP and my phone bill and worked out that it was cheaper to use Optus@Home (not counting installation). It's great, get it when it is available in your area.


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    What was the installation cost Tom?

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    Originally posted by tdevil
    What was the installation cost Tom?
    $200 which includes the cable modem that is probably worth more then that!


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    28.8K, supposed to be 56K, but never gets higher. Cable soon, hopefully.

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    I'm on ADSL:
    1024 Kbps downstream and 256 Kbps upstream. Needless to say that I'm happy

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    Originally posted by wot-Mike
    I'm on ADSL:
    1024 Kbps downstream and 256 Kbps upstream. Needless to say that I'm happy
    You should be but I ain't complaining either. I have ADSL 512 Kbps (up/down). How much does it cost there to have a 1 Mbs line ?
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    If you are in Australia and you are with Telstra Bigpond, you can choose any one of those poll answers and the real answer will still be "slowly".

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    I voted for cable (because that's what I use at home) but here at school I'm on a T1 line.
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    depending where...

    56k @ home
    256k leased isdn @ work
    19k on pda via 8210

    we've got a plant to rollout adsl @ work to reduce costs, might even get a 2mb/256k!! <cor...> that would be cool
    DIEGO MOORE

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    Re: depending where...

    Originally posted by diacono
    19k on pda via 8210
    Ooh, I think not, seeing as the max data rate on an 8210 (Infra Red) is 9.6k
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    your right!!

    <grrr...>
    i have to admit that your right! i was outraged when i read it, so i quickly went 2 ask my bro )works in orange).
    anyway, it doesn feel like 9.6k since i rememeber very well my 14.4k times... [sigh]
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    Originally posted by five40
    How much does it cost there to have a 1 Mbs line ?
    Well, around $75/month. Maybe a tiny bit less, I'm not that up to date on exchange rates

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    A cable modem here .

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    I really don't know. Hmm am on LAN. LAN that throws tantrums, that is.
    Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

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    Re: your right!!

    Originally posted by diacono
    <grrr...>
    i have to admit that your right! i was outraged when i read it, so i quickly went 2 ask my bro )works in orange).
    anyway, it doesn feel like 9.6k since i rememeber very well my 14.4k times... [sigh]
    teehee

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    Wow! I am suprised at the percentage of cable users so far!


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    Originally posted by tommatthews
    Wow! I am suprised at the percentage of cable users so far!
    Wow! I am jealous at the percentage of cable users so far!

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    me too

    BTW what is Satellite...is that for the Martians accessing the net?
    Last edited by tdevil; Oct 29, 2001 at 03:16.

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    For people who want a reliable connection over a long distance. My ISP has a stattelite connection to america to speed things up.


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