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    NBN who's happy with theirs?

    We haven't got the NBN in our locale yet, but from what I have heard it's not all that it's cracked up to be, We have ADSL2 but this new NBN is slower for some than the system it replaces.
    Ye we will all be forced to accept it when it arrives.
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    We've had it at home for about 6 months , it leaves our old system for dead. no complaints at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    We haven't got the NBN in our locale yet, but from what I have heard it's not all that it's cracked up to be, We have ADSL2 but this new NBN is slower for some than the system it replaces.
    Ye we will all be forced to accept it when it arrives.
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    NBN has a message for Australia: 'If you want high-speed internet, you are going to have to pay more' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    Yes, if you opt for the slowest speed, you pay less.
    If you want a faster speed, you pay more.

    I use internet in two locations. One has FTTH and the other has FTTN.
    The FTTH connection is the slowest plan and is adequate but regularly falls way below the advertised speed.
    The FTTN connection is the fastest plan and regularly has multiple users. It regularly performs well.

    My advice is to start with the slowest plan. You can always go for the next speed up if you find it's not fast enough.

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    have been happy with it but i have the wireless one (out country)
    a lot of issues with it are ether they have put enough nodes/base station in to deal with the volume of traffic on it or the company you are with throttles your speed down (so they can buy less data and speed)
    i had issues with the throttling and changed company and been fine since other then when they had to upgrade the base station to handle to volume of traffic.

    but if i could get decent amount of gigs for a decent price 4g will out perform the nbn fixed wireless but very costly.

    the biggest mistake for nbn is only going fiber to the node not house as once they stop putting it in they will need to go and change all the copper again to fiber but that's what happens with vote grabbing rather then future building

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    my nbn is faster than my adsl by a long way.
    but im also paying more per month for the same data quota
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    At home (Ravenshoe) we had 4g, went to Wireless NBN.
    Cheaper, Faster & lots more GB or MB or whatever they measure it by.
    Very happy.
    Now organizing to have Sky Muster NBN put in at The Roadhouse, expensive to set up & a lot more than we pay at home per month but currently we constantly run out of MB & can never get anything repaired.

    So, here's hoping?
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    From adsl2 to FTTN,,
    same plan, new $$, tripled the speed.
    works 95% of the time,,
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    My fixed wireless speed was good...... was. I guess everybody around here is on it now.
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    Had it now for about seven years I reckon. The first set up was terrible in the cable routing, my grand daughter could have done a better job. Since been rerouted. Been happy with the speed we pay for with very few outages, although they do seem to come at the worst time.
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    I'm on satellite, so a bit different. Cheaper than the previous satellite setup, but hardly a perceptible improvement in performance. The big problem is the "Fair Use Policy" that restricts satellite NBN customers to about 50GB/month, about a third of the usage of NBN's average customer, and less than the annual increase of this average. And, of course, there is the usual satellite lag, about 100times what many would consider acceptable!

    With any NBN connection, there is the possibility of congestion or poor performance on part of the NBN's network. This would apply especially to wireless (too many on one sector of the tower), on satellite (too many on the particular beam), or FTTN (too far from the node). But congestion on your ISP's network is more likely - NBN charges to the ISP for connection are a lot higher than the ISP would have been paying Telstra, and also, for most ISPS, there is the problem that there are 101 points of interconnection round the country. The ISP has to provide or pay for the connection between the local one of these and their machines. Again, more cost than with ADSL. As a result, most ISPs are not buying enough capacity for the number of customers and the plans they are selling.

    As a general rule, avoid ISPs that have any unlimited plans.
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