Some Bellvista residents experience a poor adsl broadband internet connection. BeCA has heard of some families that have been unable to connect to adsl at all in the past. Work was going on this morning at the corner of Huntley Place and O’Reilly Drive by a firm named DataTel.
The photo to the left is similar to the work situation referred to here.
This work was being undertaken by Telstra to connect an extra fibre cable to the area allowing for improved internet access and speed. This would then permit one cable to take incoming data and the other to take outgoing data.
Currently the estate is able access adsl 2 service (up to 8000 speed). However this can be further limited to some areas by over usage of the system especially after 3 pm and when all connections being used within the CMUX cabinet.
To enable everyone to have ‘reasonable’ access, the service can be further limited by Telstra to 3000 speed in some areas.
The photos on this page are for illustrative purposes only and are taken from other sources.
The DataTel workman mentioned this morning he had been told that there was to be a turning on of some services overnight Thursday. He did not know what this would be or if it would be for the whole estate or for just some sections.
An improved service could eventually provide an adsl2+ (20,0000) internet service to the estate. Internet speed of 20,000 is only available in an ideal situation and depends on how many connections are running from the CMUX cabinet and the distance you are from the cabinet. The further you are from the cabinet, the slower the internet speed you will be able to access.
Eventually when the National Broadband Network is installed residents will have access to 5 times that speed. The photo below is of a CMUX Cabinet. There are at least 4 or 5 of these cabinets around the estate.