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Bigpond Ultimate Cable Slow as of a few months ago

Hi guys. I've been with telstra for 3 years now. Its been great, up until about 3 or 4 months ago where the speeds from 4pm onward have been horrid. Where I once got 100mbps+, I'm now lucky to crack 13.4mbps. Its now worse then ADSL 2+.

I get that the there are more people on at this time. I understand - but I'm paying for something that I can only really use at peak time, but getting worse then what normal base plan could get.


Anyway. Its now 11:17pm. And its getting slowly better, but it sucks that it's a problem at all.

Here is a speed test as of now. I wish I'd saved the few I'd done tonight, but thems the ropes.




Any idea what's going on? Any eta on a fix?

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Re: Bigpond Ultimate Cable Slow as of a few months ago



I believe there could be  reasons casing your issues.

The new movie download services are causing extensive slowing of the internet in general.


Telstra, knowing that cable will continue under the ownership of NBN,   are seemingly adding more new customers than previously, as it was planned to discontinue the HFC cable system under the previous government.

This government has sold the HFC network to NBN who plan to bolster it, abd are assuming control suburb by suburb as they install NBN.


Re apparent congestion, below is  a trouble-shooting Telstra document you can consider



I am sorry that I cannot offer you more, but you may also wish to have Telstra Cable Support run some remote tests on your line,  You can ring them on 133 933


Thank you


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Re: Bigpond Ultimate Cable Slow as of a few months ago

Thanks for the post, but alas no luck. Todays speed test was the worst I've had.... Not happy Smiley Sad

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Re: Bigpond Ultimate Cable Slow as of a few months ago

Hi thesid, 


Our Tech Support team would be the best guys to speak to about this issue.  They will be able to run some tests on your connection and send out a field tech to investiagate this further.  They can be contacted on 133 93 or via Live Chat


- Ben


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