Telstra BigPond today launched their new 30Mbit/s Cable Broadband ‘Extreme’ plans which will evidently increase Cable speeds by up to 13Mbit/s. Worth noting is Extreme Cable speeds of up to 30Mbps/1Mbps are available in selected areas of Sydney and Melbourne only that pass Foxtel services. All other areas servicing BigPond Cable, namely Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide & Perth will be limited to17Mbps/256kbps.
However, the service is only available to the 1.8 million households passed by Foxtel cable in Sydney or Melbourne. The other million or so people in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth who can get it will be limited to 17Mbit/s speed.
“At 30 Mbps, theoretically you can download a Hollywood blockbuster from BigPond Movies in less than five minutes, or stream it instantly,” BigPond MD Justin Milne said.
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