Is Telstra trying to make a point? First they received the cold shoulder in the Government's National Broadband Network (NBN). Next, suddenly it's raining super fast broadband everywhere.
With the 21Mbps wireless announcement out of the way, Telstra has now moved onto bumping up cable speeds again.
Telstra's cable, for those city slickers lucky enough to have access, was already up to 30Mbps for some users on the Extreme version. Now, thanks to the fabled DOCSIS 3.0 technology, speeds in Melbourne will jump to 100Mbps by Christmas.
Incidentally, it also seems this means fibre is suddenly no longer the fastest thing in the land for now.
There's also room to move to 200Mbps in the future, Telstra says. While no other cities are mentioned in the announcement, it does say Melbourne will be the "first city" to benefit from these speeds, which does sound to us like other cities are in the queue. Telstra's cable network covers Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Also interesting reading was outgoing CEO Sol Trujillo's vision for super fast broadband:
"Families will be able to choose a high-definition movie from an online catalogue and download it in a little over a minute to watch on the family's big-screen TV. At the same time, they could watch their favourite sport on FOXTEL in high-definition, with instant match statistics at their fingertips and, in the near future, control of camera angles. Simultaneously, they could share a video file in a high-resolution video conference with friends and family, as well as review test results with their doctor, without leaving home."