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    Australian Servers?

    Why is there so little bandwidth available?!

    - Intel 2.67Ghz w/ 512MB RAM w/ 80GB HDD including 25GB in+out bandwidth , located inside the PIPE Networks Datacenter @ Creek St Brisbane.
    - Cost: $99 / month

    That's from webhostingtalk.com.au.

    How come you only get 25 gb xfer? I'd be paying overages in a week.

    What's up with that? I never really could understand it.
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    Australia has a bandwidth drought I've actually never seen such a low price before - usually even that would be far more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocebo
    Australia has a bandwidth drought I've actually never seen such a low price before - usually even that would be far more expensive.

    Wow. I would have never expected to see that. So much for looking to get some VPS/Dedicated in AU.

    (Don't PM me with offers or tell me you can do better, i've lost intrest).
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    Everyone gets used to the offers in the USA where you often get hundreds or thousands of GB transfer a month. The rest of the world is often no where near. Here in the UK as well you will get only a fraction of the transfer you would in the USA... and will probably pay twice the price here too!
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    Simply because there's only a few carriers in AU

    Telstra is probably the biggest and their corporate mindset is still circa 1975

    The other factor is that Australia is almost as big as the USA in size with a way smaller population
    USA 9.6M square kms - 300M population (31 persons/sq km)
    AU 7.6M square kms - 20M population (2.6 persons/sq km)

    That makes the logistics of infrastructue much more expensive
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    I understand. However, if they offered 100 gb i'd understand. Here you can get 1000-2000 gb price for price of 50 gb in AU. If 100 gb was the cost of 1000 gb US, i'd understand that. but 50? Jeesh.
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    I thought most Australians was on the east coast? Couldn't you just fiber around the east coast and leave the rest of the country Internetless?
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    Our main communications provider Telstra recently dumped its plans to build a FIbre to the node network where they are going to lead fibre cables to everystreet were users would then use existing copperlines to connect to that fibrelink.

    As it is now there are no fibre cables its all copper to the exchange.

    Checkout this ADSL plans http://my.bigpond.com/internetplans/...nd/adsl/plans/

    See how they use the term unlimited acually surprised me to see that
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    Australia is in the internet backwaters, when compared to countries like the USA and parts of Europe. The level of investment made into countries like America, is staggering when compared to Australia, even taking into consideration size proportions etc. I think we're one of the least developed countries for broadband infrastructure, in the developed world. We're miles behind parts of Europe and America.
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    The West Australian (newspaper) reported us as being 6th slowest in the world a few months/weeks ago when telstra decide to dump the new fibre network.
    I could tell you a joke about UDP. But I'm not sure you would get it!

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    Jeesh. 1500 kbps/256kbps.. with 20 gb usage is almost 100$ US.

    My internet is 15000/1024 kbps and i get unlimited usage for like $60.
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    Yeah Australia is really behind the times, I hate the fact that I"m so limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vortex-Steve
    Everyone gets used to the offers in the USA where you often get hundreds or thousands of GB transfer a month. The rest of the world is often no where near. Here in the UK as well you will get only a fraction of the transfer you would in the USA... and will probably pay twice the price here too!
    I disagree a bit, you can get some really good offers in The Netherlands and France which are almost on par with US offers. The gap there isn't that big anymore.

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    MOST of Australia is in the dark ages, but the major cities are up there with the best of em!

    I travelled to lots of regional areas of Australia in a camper van, and the net was terrible.

    Now settled in Melbourne im on 24mbit ADSL2+ for under $60/month.

    Go figure ;0

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