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April 10, 2008

apophenia*?

Apart from the new arrival, one of the reasons for the slow posting (ie almost non existent) posting of late is that few weeks ago I moved house, and am still waiting for the broadband to be transferred.

In the meantime I've been using a HSDPA network by a major provider - which has been as slower than my memories of dialup.

Well, tat changed this morning (ironically, the day the broadband is due on) - while not ADSL2+ speed, it's tens of times faster.

The question is why?

Is it atmospheric conditions?
Has there been something wrong with the network access where I live for the last few weeks?

Or is it something else?
Last, night, sadly, a mail plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Sydney airport - only a short distance from where we live (the place is abuzz with helicopters, television OB vans, and so on). I wonder whether the network coverage in this area, which is at the edge of Sydney, has been bumped up by the provider?

Anyone have any thoughts?

Something is definitely going on, I'm just intrigued as to what.

* the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data

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John, it might of been the provider either commissioning a new node or upgrading (hardware or firmware) of an existing node. It might of been scheduled or they may of pushed it through early because of the sudden demand caused by the accident. It is highly unlikely to be temporary.

I live on the outskirts of Perth and 3s 3G coverage and saw my speed go from roughly 500kps to 1.5Mbps six months ago. It was not just my local node, as I found out over the next couple of weeks on the then 40km+ bus ride to the city.

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