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FTTP - Fibre baby, the good stuff 3 16.67%
HFC - it's fibre, but ... 1 5.56%
FTTN - the Trunbull special 2 11.11%
FTTC - better than FTTN 1 5.56%
Mobile Broadband - feel the money burn 1 5.56%
ADSL, still 10 55.56%
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 2:22 am   #16
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Who has been moved to the NBN, what technology, which provider, and how's it working out?
I'm on Home Wireless which I suppose is mobile.
It's not expensive like phone or tablet usage though and is about the same cost as ADSL where I am.

FTTC is due here late next year but by then we may not want or need it as a local provider is due to commence a fixed wireless service next month. If it delivers what they hope then the NBN will be dead in this region.

Really hoping it does work.
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 2:33 am   #17
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I have FTTP here in Gawler, so not even in the city. Still don't get very good speeds, but good enough. Speed test gives around 24 Mbps download, which is faster than it used to be, and around 5 Mbps upload.
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 2:38 am   #18
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I'm on Home Wireless which I suppose is mobile.
Yeah, sorry, I remembered Fixed Wireless after doing the poll, and there seems to be no way to edit.
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 2:39 am   #19
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I have FTTP here in Gawler, so not even in the city. Still don't get very good speeds, but good enough. Speed test gives around 24 Mbps download, which is faster than it used to be, and around 5 Mbps upload.
Is that because you don't pay for it, or because your ISP is ****?

FTTP should always be capable of 100/40, or more.
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Is that because you don't pay for it, or because your ISP is ****?

FTTP should always be capable of 100/40, or more.
Probably a bit of both. I'm with Telstra at home so should look at changing as I think I could get faster speeds for the same price with another supplier. Laziness on my part I guess.
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Still don't get very good speeds


It's all relative.

For over 2 years I was working on an average of 2.1 Mbps.
The resort I live in has a proprietary system; Telstra infrastructure but with massive contention issues.

Switched as soon as there was an alternative but that still only gives me 5 Mbps.
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 3:23 am   #22
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Probably a bit of both. I'm with Telstra at home so should look at changing as I think I could get faster speeds for the same price with another supplier. Laziness on my part I guess.
Ahh, I did a little digging.

****ing Telstra only give you 25/5 by default. They want $20 extra for "Super Fast Speed Boost", which they hide away. That's 100/40 it seems.

They also want $95 for straight unbundled NBN at 25/5 and 500GB.

Whereas others are cheaper. Mine would be $65 for the same, and that's reliable over cheap. 100/40 and 500GB is only $80.

Obviously the bundling makes a difference, but there is a significant markup there, and the default speed is only ADSL level.
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As I said earlier.

Gigabit per second speeds aren't needed yet, NBN Co boss Bill Morrow says
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FTTN in the semi-rural sticks here, not that much faster than the ADSL2 but rock solid and I have complaints about Internode. Phone bills also slashed since moving to VOIP.

I guess I'm just easily pleased.
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They were putting the conduits in 18 months ago and the contractors told me they would be connecting by October (last year.)

A year ago I kept getting letters from providers saying that I was now able to be connected to NBN. Checking the maps shows that I am in the connected area.

Putting in my address shows me that although it is available in the area it is still being "provisioned".

The management of raucous parties in a licensed establishment comes to mind.....
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Ahh, I did a little digging.

****ing Telstra only give you 25/5 by default. They want $20 extra for "Super Fast Speed Boost", which they hide away. That's 100/40 it seems.

They also want $95 for straight unbundled NBN at 25/5 and 500GB.

Whereas others are cheaper. Mine would be $65 for the same, and that's reliable over cheap. 100/40 and 500GB is only $80.

Obviously the bundling makes a difference, but there is a significant markup there, and the default speed is only ADSL level.
We are on 50/20. Great for uploading compared to < 1Mpbs before.

Only issue so far, is that it requires a reset of the NBN black box about once a week.

Hopefully that improves.

The black box does run quite hot. Must be all the porn Kim67 downloads. 😁

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They were putting the conduits in 18 months ago and the contractors told me they would be connecting by October (last year.)

A year ago I kept getting letters from providers saying that I was now able to be connected to NBN. Checking the maps shows that I am in the connected area.

Putting in my address shows me that although it is available in the area it is still being "provisioned".

The management of raucous parties in a licensed establishment comes to mind.....
Someone in NBNCo has a metric of making 'areas' available, not houses. Therefore there are nominally turning on an area, and then losing interest in fixing up the houses needing extra work - often for years.

Much seems to be down to the infamous 'micronodes', where to fit in with trunbull's dumb FTTN idea they bought loads of 'micronodes' to extend the signal to far flung places, but which apparently didn't work with their system and so have been sitting there for years doing nothing whilst they try and bodge something up.
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We are on 50/20. Great for uploading compared to < 1Mpbs before.

Only issue so far, is that it requires a reset of the NBN black box about once a week.

Hopefully that improves.

The black box does run quite hot. Must be all the porn Kim67 downloads. 😁
The only other person so far who's admitted to fast than ADSL speeds....

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We are on 50/20. Great for uploading compared to < 1Mpbs before.

Only issue so far, is that it requires a reset of the NBN black box about once a week.

Hopefully that improves.

The black box does run quite hot. Must be all the porn Kim67 downloads. 😁
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Thought this might be interesting, the rollout of the NBN to date



The top two lines are the areas supposed to be 'done' and the actual number of houses connected (the gap is those like Wol, a quarter of a million of them). The yellow line is those actually signed up. The boundaries are total premises and 2020, when its supposed to be done.

Most of the premises up to mid 2016 are FTTP or wireless/satellite. The inclusion of HFC and FTTN past then has bumped up the numbers, but still on the same curve as it was already on.

A very large number of people can get NBN in theory, but aren't signed up in practice. Either the RTC numbers are wrong, or people aren't bothered, or both - but since they are turning off normal phone services after 18months, they will all need to be.
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