Lights go out on ADSL forum

In a statement posted on both sites, Dean Wilson, director of BoxxNet Pty Limited, the owner of both the and forums, said, "I am sorry this has to be done, if I could keep the sites online without affecting my work, I would, but it has to end somewhere for me."

The sites went offline Thursday, 31 May.

The Cableusers forum started operating on 1 April 2000, quickly followed by in November 2000. The latter was best known for its ADSL members' incessant rants about the poor range of broadband products offered to Australian Net users. Telstra's BigPond ADSL offering appeared often in the firing line, as increasing amounts of disgruntled users vented their frustration on what they considered to be the poor state of that service.

According to Wilson, in the time the sites were up they had over 8 million page impressions, over 30,000 unique users a month and 84GB of traffic.

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