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    5G will be fine if you are happy for all your internet services to be provided through your mobile phone. It will be expensive to do things that way - especially at the start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipA View Post
    BTW AFAIK anyone can get FTTP if they are willing to pay for it.
    Yes, if you are willing to pay for it. And....anyone whose house it passes are allowed to tap into that fiber run without it costing them a cent. So you basically give everyone between you and the node FTTC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATH View Post
    We've just had our NBN HFC connection done. Doesn't seem a great deal faster to me than what we had. I wouldn't have bothered but after they said our home would be cut off if I didn't I called them.... and during that call to one section another cut our phone off anyway.
    All fixed now but I just knew when TPG took over Iinet it meant bad news.
    AlanH.

    PS. Plus the cable installer or whatever they call them arrived he expected me to provide a step ladder and wiggle his snake for him to save him going up and down the ladder! Apparently his assistant was having a day off.... bloody cheek.
    We are with Iinet , what sort of speeds are you getting and on what plan ?
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    Our NBN basic plan from Optus was no faster than our previous ADSL. I was too stingy to pay more. We've sold the house so that's in the past now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
    We are with Iinet , what sort of speeds are you getting and on what plan ?
    HFC is the plan and I've no idea what speeds we're getting. I was quite happy with the previous service and this seems to me just another vanity project for our pollies.
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    well I"m on the flakey merde refered to as the documentation as wireless NBN. Its bad enough its useless crap that is often very slow of an evening.... and has been not working for 12hours of the day for the last two days .....

    We have received this in the email now:

    Fixed Wireless Standard Plus Speed Tier to be removed.
    Hi Shane,
    Occasionally we need to make updates to our products and services, due to regulatory developments, nbn co have decided to end the Fixed Wireless Standard Plus Speed Tier which you’re currently on. This will be replaced with Fixed Wireless Plus.
    What does that mean for you?
    Between 28 September and 17 December 2019, we will be moving you to the Fixed Wireless Plus Speed Tier. You’ll still enjoy the same evening download speeds you experience today, however; the maximum upload speed will be reduced from up to 20Mbps to up to 10Mbps.
    You may experience a minor interruption to your service but there’ll be no changes to your current plan or billing arrangements. You may, however, notice a change in your Telstra 24x7 or My Account to reflect the new speed tier and future bills may also include Fixed Wireless Plus instead of Standard Plus as the new plan name.
    What’s next?
    You don’t need to do anything. The update will happen automatically between the above dates. If you are no longer on Standard Plus, please ignore this email.

    For more information on the change click here.

    For more information on the typical speeds you may experience and the factors influencing this, visit our website.


    what a bloody joke. I'm guessing they will be halving our plans cost along with halving the speed (it did actually run a 25mb a second when first installed ...... rarely, when it was actually working ok). How the hell can you call "upto' 10mb a second "NBN".... if it is working ... and if the server load is low .... and if there isn't any issues anything on the nbn system .... and if none of the NBN wires towers are playing up (they daisy chain the things, so if any are playing up, it affects everyone downstream on different towers as well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    well I"m on the flakey merde refered to as the documentation as wireless NBN. Its bad enough its useless crap that is often very slow of an evening.... and has been not working for 12hours of the day for the last two days .....

    We have received this in the email now:



    what a bloody joke. I'm guessing they will be halving our plans cost along with halving the speed (it did actually run a 25mb a second when first installed ...... rarely, when it was actually working ok). How the hell can you call "upto' 10mb a second "NBN".... if it is working ... and if the server load is low .... and if there isn't any issues anything on the nbn system .... and if none of the NBN wires towers are playing up (they daisy chain the things, so if any are playing up, it affects everyone downstream on different towers as well).

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    They are halving your UPLOAD speed only, not your download speed. This will only affect you if you upload large amounts of data (e.g. video to youtube).

    Have you seen this tool?
    NBN MTM Alpha

    By clicking on the dot that represents your property, it'll show you which tower you're connected to which may shed some light on why you're have difficulties with your connection.... the clear the line-of-sight the better.

    BTW, it is not necessarily the NBN that is root of the issue, it can and often is the RSP.

    You must be out in the sticks....the lucky buggers in town have FTTP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBD4 View Post
    They are halving your UPLOAD speed only, not your download speed. This will only affect you if you upload large amounts of data (e.g. video to youtube).

    Have you seen this tool?
    NBN MTM Alpha

    By clicking on the dot that represents your property, it'll show you which tower you're connected to which may shed some light on why you're have difficulties with your connection.... the clear the line-of-sight the better.

    BTW, it is not necessarily the NBN that is root of the issue, it can and often is the RSP.

    You must be out in the sticks....the lucky buggers in town have FTTP.
    You know ... I missed that. Upload speed is irrelivent for home users generally ( peer to peer file sharing would be the bulk of uploads).

    It just goes to show I never read anything right ....

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    I recently got a letter saying my plan was now unlimited up from however many gig it was before and now $10 a month cheaper. No complaints here. I have FTTN which runs at around 50MBPS over the normal wifi and around 90 on the ethernet cable or 5G wifi (Which I don't use as it's a bit flakey around the house). On a Friday night it drops to around 30 on the wifi.


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    I got 60 mbps down the other night on a macbook running via a 5s iPhone on 4G using hotspot.

    I only have a 30 gig data mobile plan and never get close to using all of it.

    Just sayin'.............

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