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    NBN accused of cynical plot to shift consumers to pricier plans

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    NBN = Dud

    There's a good chance the NBN is a dud.

    I'm with TPG (which are good for me) and they called asking if I wanted to register for the NBN.

    They offered an NBN connection for my current plan price ($50, unlimited ADLS2). Initially sounded ok but it was not.

    Download offered was 12MBps. I currently get this or better with ADLS2.

    I had to lock in for 18 months. No thanks.

    On top of that the NBN hardware is not discrete. Size of a fridge.

    Bring on 5G

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    $59.99 will get you a 50Mbps (really 35Mbps) unlimited download with TPG (far better than your $49.99 TPG ADSL2). The modem is not the size of a fridge but the same size as your ADSL2 modem.

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    You know that 10Mbps is adequate to live stream.

    50Mbps would only be taxed if you had 4 or 5 computers going simultaneously.

    BTW AFAIK anyone can get FTTP if they are willing to pay for it.

    I have Optus FTTN and get a steady 26Mbps download and 8 up which is PLENTY for me with 2computers simultaneously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    $59.99 will get you a 50Mbps (really 35Mbps) unlimited download with TPG (far better than your $49.99 TPG ADSL2). The modem is not the size of a fridge but the same size as your ADSL2 modem.

    Garry
    You must be a salesman because that sounded too good to be true.

    $59.99 is for 11.1 Mbps

    NBN Plans - Unlimited NBN Internet Bundles from TPG

    I also have no need currently for 35 or 50 Mbps

    Does it look anything like the photos in the attached link.

    See what an NBN fibre installation really looks likeSee what an NBN fibre installation really looks like - techAU

    No thanks from me.

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    Ok - was on TPG ADSL2 and changed to their NBN bundle this time last year - so just repeating what I got then and pay for now - of course things may have changed now.

    So you will need to change to something when your ADSL2 stops so you need to be making decisions now.

    This is my installation Fibre to the Node/Building (NBN FTTN/FTT Setup Guide - TPG Community

    Is 6"x6" - that is all there is.
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    The NBN will never achieve the promised speeds while it includes copper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    The NBN will never achieve the promised speeds while it includes copper.
    We are supposed to be getting HFC when ours is ready early next year.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    So you will need to change to something when your ADSL2 stops so you need to be making decisions now.
    I think 5G will be up by then. If not NBN will most likely be cheaper in any case.

    I may not even be living in the same house so who knows.

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