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FTTP - Fibre baby, the good stuff 3 20.00%
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FTTN - the Trunbull special 2 13.33%
FTTC - better than FTTN 1 6.67%
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Old Sep 27th 2017, 12:28 am   #31
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Thought this might be interesting, the rollout of the NBN to date

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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.
Looking at that, we must have been in thee first million to be connected since we've had NBN since end 2015 / early 2016. Can't remember exactly when they did the internal connection but the fibre to the house was definitely late 2015 - November.

Alfresco - we had to reset out box a few times in the first few months, but I cannot remember the last time we had to reset it so hopefully your situation will improve.
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Thought this might be interesting, the rollout of the NBN to date

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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.
And as the man says, when people start bothering, we will start fibre to homes. Simple economic management
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We're the first 'burb in Aus AFAIK to get FTTC, Coburg, connections available in March, I've got a pit right out the front of my place, so I should get full 100 Mbs, I'll be connecting with IInet and probably go the high speed, so I can fully supply 3 even 4 lots of video streaming at once if all the kids get on it at once.

The furthest Pit I've seen in this street is about 50 meters from a house, So I'd say everyone will get close to their full speed in this location at least. Not seen any issues with IInet speeds.
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We're the first 'burb in Aus AFAIK to get FTTC, Coburg, connections available in March, I've got a pit right out the front of my place, so I should get full 100 Mbs, I'll be connecting with IInet and probably go the high speed, so I can fully supply 3 even 4 lots of video streaming at once if all the kids get on it at once.

The furthest Pit I've seen in this street is about 50 meters from a house, So I'd say everyone will get close to their full speed in this location at least. Not seen any issues with IInet speeds.
Worth avoiding iiNet. After their merger with TPG the customer service went to hell and the speed dropped into the toilet too. On ADSL you won't notice it as much, but particularly in the evening, you won't get much NBN speed as the service is congested.

Interesting thing is a lot of places are getting FTTC lines put in now, but they all seem to be mid 2018 before they go live. It looks like they don't have the control and monitoring software for these units sorted yet - which kind of demonstrates how much they are flying by the seat of their pants. Seems like they don't have a working system design tested before physically installing the lines. If it doesn't go smoothly, its another micronode cockup.
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We had about 10 years of iinet being really impressive. Last year they went to shit and we left them and went with iPrimus.
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We had about 10 years of iinet being really impressive. Last year they went to shit and we left them and went with iPrimus.
Yeah, everything TPG has touched/acquired has turned to turd.

It's basically their business model.

That includes :
Adam Internet
AAPT Limited
Agile Communications
Chime Communications
iiNet
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Netspace
PIPE Networks
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As far as NBN goes, it's a different game to ADSL. The structure, the NBN's CVC, the higher speeds you expect to see means that the players as ISPs aren't the same as the RSPs (the NBN term). It's very sensible to NOT just move across with the same provider - no matter how much they'll want to push you to do that. Telstra have gone so far as sending out unsolicited modems to people so they can switch them over without people really realising it.
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FTTP with Internode.
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We had about 10 years of iinet being really impressive. Last year they went to shit and we left them and went with iPrimus.

Hmm I've got Fetch TV though, which means I may have to test the waters first and give it some thought re purchasing the boxes rather than hiring them.
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Yeah, everything TPG has touched/acquired has turned to turd.
I have TPG. Have done for a long time because they are cheap. Haven't had any issues. I moved recently so I did the usual check around for a better, no takers, so stuck with them. The reconnection was no hassle.

Maybe I am missing out by not being with someone else.
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FTTP with Internode.


If I have it right so far, the three of us with FTTP are in QLD, SA and TAS
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They are testing the line out on the street right now as I type. Unusual crew though, 3 lots of vans up and down our short street over the pits.... Exeltek or something and 100 pct Chinese crew... Not seen that before as road pit workers.

I just ticked FTTC as it's almost here, but I am still on ADSL. The fellow that could speak English told me before Xmas.
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I have TPG. Have done for a long time because they are cheap. Haven't had any issues. I moved recently so I did the usual check around for a better, no takers, so stuck with them. The reconnection was no hassle.

Maybe I am missing out by not being with someone else.
The current best bet, by universal acclaim, is Aussie Broadband (who I'm with). They put on enough bandwidth that you don't get things slowing down in the evening, and actually have customer support manned by people who know what they are talking about.

100/40 and 500GB is $80, whereas TPG is $90.
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If I have it right so far, the three of us with FTTP are in QLD, SA and TAS
One of those with FTTP is me, and I'm in VIC.
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They are testing the line out on the street right now as I type. Unusual crew though, 3 lots of vans up and down our short street over the pits.... Exeltek or something and 100 pct Chinese crew... Not seen that before as road pit workers.

I just ticked FTTC as it's almost here, but I am still on ADSL. The fellow that could speak English told me before Xmas.
NBN says no FTTC before middle of next year....
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Blimey even the Chinese knock of early in Melbourne

The guys out the front of my place have gone, leaving two crews left. As you can see the pit could hardly be any closer to my existing connection.


IInet quoted me March. They are testing FTTC at private addresses round Nicholson St Coburg apparently. The one that could speak English (foreman ?) definitely reckons before Xmas.... So I may push for whoever can get the appropriate modem to me first.


My son reckons they are Koreans
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