[OT] Traveling Internet Access in Australia

Michael Fleming mfleming at enlartenment.com
Thu Aug 28 09:41:00 UTC 2008

On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 05:57:31 -0700
Sean Bruno <sean.bruno at dsl-only.net> wrote:

> I'm headed to Australia next spring around ANZAC and I'm interested in
> maintaining a stable internet connection while I'm on the road.
> What are my options traveling around?  I've seen some evidence that
> there's wireless options but they appear to have download limits.

Welcome to the nightmare/off-colour joke that is Australian "broadband"
- there's download limits on everything, and data charges lean towards
the obscene. :-(

> Is
> there anything for the traveling Linux Internet DJ that might be a bit
> better for maintaining a stable connection?

Most metropolitan areas will have some form of standard wireless access
(CBD, cafes etc.) otherwise you have 3G wireless covering most major

A good Australian site for info and discussion on Australian internet
issues is Whirlpool (www.whirlpool.net.au)

> Sean


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