Do I go to NBN or not

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  1. methodMAN

    methodMAN Member

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    hey all,

    have NBN in the street as of April, but all the numbers and speeds make not much sense too me.

    I have been with iinet for 10+ years now and have only had to call the help desk 2 or 3 times.

    This is what my speeds are reported at from my modem for ADSL2+

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    I currently pay $79 for phone and ADSL, but don't need phone.

    Will I get a better speeds by switching to NBN50 plan?

    I know the upload is definitely way better, but what about download speeds.

    If my maths is correct I currently connect at 20Mbps.

    cheers

    mM
     
  2. JSmithDTV

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    Ask your neighbors.. see what plans they are on and such...

    What technology is being used for your nbn??

    Fttp, Fttn, Fttc, NBN over HFC, Fixed wireless??
     
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    methodMAN

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    I know a bit about the rollout of 5G antenna/repeaters, and it will be while before it covers my area, at present its being rolled out in the Sydney CBD and I don't live near there.

    It is FTTC, my parents live 3 blocks away and they have FTTC, but they were on a old optus plan on the HFC speedpack , so they are getting NBN100 FTTC for $85 as my dad called to say optus nbn that they weren't paying $100 for the same speeds, and optus gave in.

    I have used it but not really noticed any great speed significance.

    If it aint broke, why fix it is my dilemma.

    cheers

    mM
     
  5. broccoli

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    It's not really a dilemma. If you're chugging along happy with what you've got, just stick with it. Only change if you'll save money.
     
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    Just note it can take a while. It was over a month before I got my NBN installed from when I requested it, and another month after that before phone number shenanigans got sorted.

    If you do plan to switch, don't leave it until the last minute. My RSP gave me the first month for free, so ultimately I didn't have to pay double while all the screwing around happened, which was nice.
     
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  9. dimension11

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    It all depends on what you want to do and what your real speeds are actually when you're using the service, since often times theoretical speeds greatly differ. For example, Optus Cable for me was super conjested in the evening times (to the point where Optus even refused to troubleshoot anything during "peak times"). However at 4am it was straight 100mbps down no issues. Whch is pretty useless for me.

    If everything is adequate for your needs then the only reason why I'd switch is for lower cost, which NBN can certainly offer, especially if you don't need the phone side of things.

    The other thing to consider is that Mobile Broadband or 4G has terrible latency relative to the wired stuff, which can be a big deal for gaming etc.
     
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    If it ain’t broke.. maybe don’t. Until you are forced to
     
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    almost certainly. your line length won't get any longer, so speeds will improve.

    if that was a valid point of view, people would still be driving '72 Kingswoods on the grounds they haven't actually died yet.
     
  12. rireland

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    Depends on your use case I guess but personally I found the improved ping to make everything more responsive. While the larger bandwidth has enabled applications to run that would previously choke out on my adsl connection. Less waiting time for the content I want to access is always nice. Not noticing a detrimental effect on my activity whenever another user accesses the network is also a welcome change.
     
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    So you're getting 22/1

    Going over to NBN if you're really on FTTC, then you'll pretty much have access to 25/5, 50/20 or 100/40
    It's a no brainer to switch, ABB you'd pay the same and get 50/20

    2x's the download rate
    20x the upload rate

    Can't see how you loose to be honest, but it's your choice.
     
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    There's a 500GB plan there too... also month to month. Might suit some...


    JSmith
     
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    It’s 100% FTTC, I asked the guys who were installing it in the pits outside my place, and iiNet says so, and so does the nbnco website.

    Looks like I’ll have to make a decision on my own.

    Anyone got preferences for ISP, I can’t fault iiNet ADSL service.

    mM
     
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    I suggest doing some reading in the Whirlpool forums to check what any prospective ISP's approach to CVC capacity is before purchasing. with access technologies like FTTC that is a very significant factor in the overall level of service performance you get.

    I also suggest purchasing not just on the basis of the service while it's working, but on the quality of support you can access when it is not. ABB's support team is 100% onshore, that is a business model we should all reward.
     
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    I second Aussie Broadband, i'm on FTTN 50, on a stability profile however my modem syncs at speeds that i get the full benefit.

    Most importantly even at peak speeds i get no slow downs on 4K content via Amazon Prime, Netflix & Youtube, as other people have mentioned this is where CVC allocation comes into play: https://www.aussiebroadband.com.au/cvc-graphs/
     
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    I can't fault iiNet NBN for the last 5 years.
     
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    ABB... love them
     

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