What NBN Plans do you all use?

Sep 6, 2007
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NBN is finally coming to my little town, thank god, my ISP NUSKOPE is currently giving me dial-up speeds at peak times :( and seems to be caching its data through Broadband ISP for Screen Media Industries just to give me high pings, and lower their costs. so I do not want that.

SO what NBN plans do you all use and how good are they? I am wanting 100/40 speeds and currently smoke through 250GB a month at my sometimes slow ADSL2+ speeds.

any advice will be much appreciated.
 

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I used to download up to 2tb a month on my ADSL2+ connection (which had a peak of 700kb/s). :p

Speaking of NBN I am on TPG 100/40 with unlimited home phone its about $110 a month. They are average for me here. My downloads vary from 3-8mb/s <actual,not sync speed>, unless its steam or origin, then i pull a solid 11mb/s. I have had like 2 dropouts for about 5 mins in the last 6 months, so they are stable. The only downside with the bigger ISPs like TPG/DODO ect is they do oversell their bandwidth a bit. Also TPG are based in Sydney so I personally would only recommend them if i were living there. Im keen on finding a decent Melbourne based ISP. Im looking at others and reckon i could scrimp with about 1tb a month. So Im thinking Iprimus or iinet..
TPG speed test (ookla = Melbourne server)


TPG speed test (ookla = Sydney server)



Those tests i did just now (Sunday night peak times)

Hope this helps
 
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poosloth

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I have TPG 100/40 unlimited, pretty unreliable tbh but my life doesn't depend on the net so meh, if my business however depended on it, different story
 

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Here is the TPG speed test

Last Result:
Download Speed: 87857 kbps (10982.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 32321 kbps (4040.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 27 ms
Jitter: 1 ms
Packet Loss: -1%
7/31/2016, 9:35:28 PM

Ookla gives all sorts of crazy results (routing issues, especially between Syd and melb).. This is the one that apparently is most reliable.

I MUST mention I am on a FTTH setup. Not FTTN. Be interesting to know if you are getting Fibre to the premise or just to the Node
 
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I had a fight with TPG back in the day, high ping's and caching data, and I still owe them money that I said I would never pay :) . but does caching data hurt NBN speeds and ping?

current speed, faster now that I am talking about it :)

 

YAK

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I checked the other day
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I'm still really skeptical as we are usually last to receive anything (absurdly safe liberal seat), it's been promised so many times. Plus our exchange is full, so are they upgrading that too? I dunno how it works

I'm on a BizEssentials Max ADSL HS 2terabyte plan atm,


Paying approx $100 a month, would kill for some NBN goodness.
 

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Just got hooked up to a 25/5 FTTN connection last month, up from a 4/1 ADSL connection

Speed depends on the quality of the copper in your area and the distance you are from the node (I'm about 450m). I wasn't guaranteed 100/40 by my ISP.
 
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Just got hooked up to a 25/5 FTTN connection last month, up from a 4/1 ADSL connection

Speed depends on the quality of the copper in your area and the distance you are from the node (I'm about 450m). I wasn't guaranteed 100/40 by my ISP.
I will be getting FTTN, with maybe looking at how expensive getting FTTP will be, but you cant apply or see how much it will cost until they finish the FTTN. I have a feeling i'll get speeds similar to yours with FTTN.

only problem is they charge like $400 for a quote. Oh well, i suppose it means less people wasting their time.
 
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Got connected several months ago and was initially impressed with the results I got as I expected much worse being on Liberals corrupt FTTN NBN deal with 350-450m copper. Test during the day I got around 90/35 But haven't properly tested it as my daily setup yet.. ( Not currently living there, will be soon as Ive had enough of this house and its 0.6Mb/s ADSL connection.. )
Using Telstra, Which is probably the most expensive ISP. $150 P/M with phone.

I also looked into getting FTTP but they charge you 300-400 for a quote, then the quote would be a few thousand.. And if you are the first in the street to do it you make it cheaper for everyone else to go FTTP.
If you have most of the street interested it would make things cheaper to do it together., Will look into it again if initial speeds slow too much as I start using it for my daily usage.
 
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YAK

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I will be getting FTTN, with maybe looking at how expensive getting FTTP will be, but you cant apply or see how much it will cost until they finish the FTTN. I have a feeling i'll get speeds similar to yours with FTTN
Got connected several months ago and was initially impressed with the results I got as I expected much worse being on Liberals corrupt FTTN NBN deal with 350-450m copper. Test during the day I got around 90/35 But haven't properly tested it as my daily setup yet.. ( Not currently living there, will be soon as Ive had enough of this house and its 0.6Mb/s ADSL connection.. )
Using Telstra, Which is probably the most expensive ISP.

I also looked into getting FTTP but they charge you 300-400 for a quote, then the quote would be a few thousand.. And if you are the first in the street to do it you make it cheaper for everyone else to go FTTP.
If you have most of the street interested it would make things cheaper to do it together.,
Haha unlikely. We just lodged a DA for a rebuild, so $300 in the scheme of things isn't that much. Our neighbours are twats though, there's no chance in hell they'll consider it. I'm pretty sure these neanderthals don't even have computers, let alone an internet connection.
 
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Haha unlikely. We just lodged a DA for a rebuild, so $300 in the scheme of things isn't that much. Our neighbours are twats though, there's no chance in hell they'll consider it. I'm pretty sure these neanderthals don't even have computers, let alone an internet connection.
Be interesting to see the $ quote you get back, have a new build in planning also, Ive seen posts where people had the quote done then decided not to have the installation take place when the build quote came back too expensive for them to justify. ( It can vary a lot, but I saw one quote around $4-5k )
 

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I have FTTN since December '15, love it, no problems what so ever. I'm on a 50/20 Telstra NBN plan - only pay $95 p/m.
 

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