FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: when is down hard...

Michael keybounce at
Tue Nov 25 08:35:11 PST 2014

> Good luck with that (in Australia). BigPond is the biggest ISP in Oz and
> is owned by Telstra, which owns the entire physical network and all the
> exchanges, though that is slowly changing.  Their treatment of other ISPs,
> who share the physical network, and even of their own customers is quite
> Microsoftian I am told.  In my own experience, Telstra and their previous
> corporate bodies, have been holding back the progress of computer
> communications in general in Oz for at least 50 years… :-(

So, in Oz, you are basically told that the great and powerful networking company can handle everything, don't look behind the curtain?

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