October 14, 2007

ADSL for everyone (almost?)

Whirlpool has a link to a Herald Sun article saying Telstra is to enable ADSL on a further 211 exchanges. At home I have had ADSL for a few years now. It's probably not that long, but it's long enough that it's hard to remember what dial-up internet was like.

I know a few people who have moved house only to find that the place they moved to does not have ADSL enabled yet. For all the people who say that ADSL "1" is pretty basic, and slow by world standards, you really notice how much you rely on something when it is taken away.

The article is not clear on what proportion of the Australian population still can't get broadband internet, although it implies that it is small.

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