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Re: The NBN thread

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Re: The NBN thread

Post by Mythor » 02 Dec 2015, 16:33

Just applied with Skymesh to have the NBN connected, received an install date of 17th December. Super excited to finally get it after being stuck in limbo. And also pretty excited to kick TPG in the nuts and run away. :)
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Re: The NBN thread

Post by bender » 02 Dec 2015, 19:46

Mythor wrote:Just applied with Skymesh to have the NBN connected, received an install date of 17th December. Super excited to finally get it after being stuck in limbo. And also pretty excited to kick TPG in the nuts and run away. :)
Wow the 17th is going to be an epic day for you. You get both the NBN and star wars on the same day!
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Re: The NBN thread

Post by Mythor » 03 Dec 2015, 11:20

Trying to use all that copper was always going to be a terrible idea. If they'd tried to do FTTN in my area they would have had to replace most of it, or spend hundreds of man hours physically inspecting and repairing/upgrading all the junction boxes. Refuse to believe they didn't know all this going in.
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Re: The NBN thread

Post by Otto-matic Reiffel » 03 Dec 2015, 11:26

Of course they knew, it's not like nearly every single person that has anything vaguely to do with NBN didn't tell them multiple times beforehand.

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"Copper is fine"

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Post by Mini » 04 Dec 2015, 15:28

Isn't copper like REALLY expensive?
So wouldn't it be more cost effective to do Fibre everywhere?
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Re: The NBN thread

Post by kharis » 04 Dec 2015, 15:33

soon you'll be seeing nbn employees raiding council clean up piles for any spare copper to build the network :)
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Post by mudslid3 » 04 Dec 2015, 22:01

Mini wrote:Isn't copper like REALLY expensive?
So wouldn't it be more cost effective to do Fibre everywhere?
Comon' then how could the libs grease the hands that feed them
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Post by Sathias » 05 Dec 2015, 09:06

Having originally flogged Telstra off, causing Labor to start the NBN project to fix the Telstra monopoly issues, and then subsequently buying Telstra's aging copper, now the Libs are considering flogging off the NBN back to Telstra :-/

http://www.afr.com/business/telecommuni ... 204-glfy5d

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Re: The NBN thread

Post by mudslid3 » 06 Dec 2015, 01:11

Sathias wrote:This government is absolutely hopeless.
However, the final sale figure is likely to be as low as $20 billion, those same trade sources say, which would effectively mean a massive loss for the government
so the Government ie the Australian public lose huge amounts with a sale to Telstra who which we used to own with the purchase of the NBN, this is the NBN who bought the copper network from Telstra which under spent on said network for many, many years of which we are now going to sell back to telstra for a loss

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Post by Sathias » 06 Dec 2015, 07:58

I am seriously thinking about buying Telstra shares at the moment.
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Post by Mugsy » 06 Dec 2015, 12:25

Makena wrote:"Copper is fine"
Well, it is for me as long as the costs remain low. I have a naked DSL connection for $50/mth with 250Gb peak/250Gb offpeak that's more than enough for me. Download speeds hit 1Mb/s... a little less than when I was at my old place which got 1.2Mb/s but I'm happy with it. NBN isn't even earmarked for my suburb (despite it being a well regarded suburb in Brissie).

On the other hand, my bro is in a FTTP enabled area and with his NakedDSL Internode connection going to sh!ts (esp when I was housesitting for him) we're seriously thinking about switching to NBN now.

Skymesh isn't available for him so we're thinking of AusBBS on their unlimited 12/1 plan at $55.85/mth and a free router on 24mth contract.

He's in a household of 1 so 12/1 is enough for gaming as long as the ping is good but he's contemplating getting a US Netflix service. Will 12/1 be too slow to stream; even for a household of one?
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Post by Sathias » 06 Dec 2015, 12:44

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Makena wrote:"Copper is fine"
Well, it is for me as long as the costs remain low. I have a naked DSL connection for $50/mth with 250Gb peak/250Gb offpeak that's more than enough for me. Download speeds hit 1Mb/s... a little less than when I was at my old place which got 1.2Mb/s but I'm happy with it. NBN isn't even earmarked for my suburb (despite it being a well regarded suburb in Brissie).

On the other hand, my bro is in a FTTP enabled area and with his NakedDSL Internode connection going to sh!ts (esp when I was housesitting for him) we're seriously thinking about switching to NBN now.

Skymesh isn't available for him so we're thinking of AusBBS on their unlimited 12/1 plan at $55.85/mth and a free router on 24mth contract.

He's in a household of 1 so 12/1 is enough for gaming as long as the ping is good but he's contemplating getting a US Netflix service. Will 12/1 be too slow to stream; even for a household of one?
12/1 will be fine for Netflix in HD, it's surprisingly lean on bandwidth. It may more come down to their bandwidth on international links.
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Post by Mythor » 06 Dec 2015, 12:50

12/1 will be fine for streaming Netflix, even the US version. I do it all the time at high quality on 5-6mbps down, never an issue. He might have some trouble if he wants to watch two things at once, but that seems unlikely! :)
Only thing to watch out for would be quota limits but if it's an "unlimited" plan it should be fine. If they complain then it's reasonably trivial to change providers on the NBN anyway.
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Post by Mugsy » 06 Dec 2015, 14:14

Thanks for the confirmation guys. Yeah, it'll be an unlimited plan... the next step down is 50Gb only which is a tad on the short end. It's still cheaper than what he currently pays by a few dollars and he'll get a lot more... hopefully reliability will come with it.
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Post by Treloar » 07 Dec 2015, 13:14

I can't wait for NBN, but this is good too...
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Post by Mugsy » 07 Dec 2015, 21:04

Here's my non-NBN result... guess we'll see how good the speeds are when I'm on NBN... in 5yrs+ time.

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this is my on IInet naked dsl, apparently getting hfc one day

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Post by Forgetful_Lion » 12 Dec 2015, 09:56

Sathias wrote:I am seriously thinking about buying Telstra shares at the moment.
For dat phat dividend yield

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Post by Mythor » 21 Dec 2015, 16:02

After some kerfuffle, my NBN is finally here.
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Re: The NBN thread

Post by Forgetful_Lion » 21 Dec 2015, 18:52

FTTN to cost only $26,115 per node!

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/nbn-to-pa ... ork-413195
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Re: The NBN thread

Post by Shinanigans » 24 Feb 2016, 00:35

Hey peeps!

Has there been any news/updates on this? NBN is finally in my area so looking at who's got what, what to avoid, what's good, etc.

I was looking at Skymesh until I spoke to them and they told me they weren't servicing my area yet... Next option I'm looking at is TPG.

Need at least 500GB/month and at least 50MBit down, preferably 100Mbit of course.

Cheers for any input! :)
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Re: The NBN thread

Post by Otto-matic Reiffel » 24 Feb 2016, 11:16

TPG has been fine for me so far. A few unscheduled dropouts early but that was mostly NBNCo's fault.

Based on what I've read their NBN service is much better than their ADSL service.
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