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Residential Gigabit nbn Plans on FTTP and HFC 1000/50Mbps $149/mth, 250/100Mbps $209/mth, 250/25Mbps $129/mth @ Aussie Broadband

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1000/50 - $149 a month

250/25 - $129 a month

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Because this is a new plan, we don't yet know what the typical evening peak speed will be, so you'll notice that our Critical Information Summary and Key Fact Sheets for now just list the 250 plan peak evening speeds. We think the plan should achieve off-peak speeds of up to 80-90%, depending on the technology type.

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      • Stuff fibre, got the 6 month half price then $89.95 plan but yeah you're right they do have the $99 disconnection fee within the first year.

    • NZ UFB only services urban areas so it is much cheaper to install and run. Smart decision = cheaper plans.

  • +1

    wow amazing, makes my telstra nbn feel like dial up.

  • +2

    Fttc here with the pit on my front lawn. About 12 meters of copper (house right at the front of the block) soooo close :( Would seriously look at jumping on 1000/50 if i could

    • +1

      You can pay NBN to upgrade with their "Technology Choice Program"

      • +4

        It's crazy expensive though. Even with the pit right in front of the house, the cheapest conversion was 5.1k

        • Cheapest FTTC-FTTP conversion was $1800. Max is $12k.

          • @Twix: That wasn't pit in front of house though (although the pit location doesn't really matter). The 1.8k one is seen pretty widely as a fluke

    • you can share the cost of conversion with your neighbours on the street.

  • That's crazy, currently on $99 for 100/40 on Aussie BB.

  • ohhh so that pit is internet? fook i didnt even know, im on telstra nbn now, does that mean i can get it?

    • +1

      Fttp yes

      HFC 1000)50 maybe but probably not

      HFC 250/25 a very good chance

      Everything else nope

  • +1

    Genuine question - for home users, assuming you dont have anymore than 3-4-5 people in the house. What are you doing/using that a 100mbps plan wouldnt cover?

    • +4

      Do you work from home? I do a lot (especially in the current climate) and often deal with files 3+GB, so faster download speeds would greatly help. In saying that, upload speeds are almost as important in that situation.

    • I get about 50mbps and some websites are still pretty slow to load. Facebook for example, when I click on the messenger icon to check messages, it could take 20 seconds to show up. Youtube takes about 5-6 seconds to load.

      • +16

        Those dont sound like issues relating to your max down speed.

        • -13

          Everything gets faster with faster download speeds. Even simple every day things like loading a web page can be several times faster at 1Gbps compared to 100Mbps. If you've never used a university internet or internet overseas you may not be able to comprehend how it will work.
          Essentially if a web page took 0.5 seconds to load, it could take now 0.1 seconds. It makes browsing the web much more enjoyable, frictionless and unshackling.

          You'll notice this with 4G on your phone too (when it is fast).

          No, it's not for streaming videos. That actually doesn't use much down.
          It's not even for downloading large videos — they can't cater for everyone doing that. Each gigabit connection only includes 5.75Mbps of bandwidth.
          It's for burst speed.

      • Somebody else to weigh in here, but I don't think the messages that take 20 seconds is due to it being on a 50mbps connection. If FB is capable of taking in the full speed of your 50mbps, you are downloading the messages at a rate of 5MB/s, that is 100MB of messages if it took 20 seconds, and that's a lot of messages.

        • +1

          yeah that's true, IIRC facebook is probably one of the slowest websites for me no matter what device I use

          • @bkhm: Time to get that 2k techfast pc 😆

      • +1

        It's because it's not just about the Internet speed. A lot of it has to do with your RSP's network, your connection technology, your modem, your internal network, your PC (both hardware and software), Internet Browser, and their respective settings. Download/Upload speed is the base common denominator to make it easier to understand for everyone and to benchmark.

        • +1

          And the website you are visiting, that is usually the weak link.

        • It seems pretty consistent across my devices. So maybe modem?

        • +2

          Decent ISP and change DNS be good start.

          • @Xizor: I'm with Telstra and I've changed my DNS to google's

            • +1

              @bkhm: I see you said its a problem across devices… would indicate it may be your local network or ISP since you've already updated DNS (ensure you do it in router). Try rebooting your router see if that helps for a period, try connected via ethernet as there are a lot of factors that can severely degrade your wifi, if you are using a router provided by an ISP they are usually pretty poor and best replaced. Even a mid range TP Link would be much better than what ISP's provide. It's possible there is a localized issue in Telstra's network but to dig into that you'd need to start doing some speedtests and traceroutes to see where its going pear shaped.

      • +2

        Facebook slow to load probably isn't a "your end" problem.

        I have 100Mbps with Telstra FTTP and sometimes Facebook crawls to a halt too, but every other website and app (plus downloads and P2P) hums along at full line speed.

        Facebook just has a shit API for fetching data, in my opinion.

        • People use the non - mobile version of the Facebook site?

          Crazy

          • +1

            @iamhurtin: I use a desktop computer most of the day. Why would I use my phone at the same time?

            • @BradH13: Please point out the part where I said phone?

              • @iamhurtin: Surely you don't mean using the mobile Facebook website on a computer? If that's what you mean, then that's a big ol' "ah, no thanks".

      • How the hell are you standing that?
        I just loaded 4 youtube clips on 4 different devices and they were instant

        Network audit time friendo

      • Sounds like a device, packetloss or latency issue

        • How do you test for this?

          • @bkhm: Are you cabled or WLAN?

            Not knowing your level of comfort with IT etc this is a really high level reply, trying to keep things simple.

            Id recommend using something like pingplotter to test for packetloss, jitter and latency. Use the 14 day trial, it reverts to the free edition.

            Really you should see zero packetloss. If you've got packetloss there is an issue with your wifi coverage, cabling, a device issues (switch, PC, router) or your link is congested either within your premise or your ISP causing the packet to drop and it to be re-sent which in turn delays the process.

            Based on the results its a process of elimination, if your wireless try via cable. If you can borrow a friends router, try that. If you're with a notoriously bad ISP in terms of congestion, try switching. Try another device (PC/Phone etc) and see.

    • Working from home, remote control my work computer with minimal delay which is it is more economical to actually work from home than drive to your workplace and many more. And this important thing that people seem to forget your MONEY, you want to pay more for less? It not what am i going to use it for its getting my aussie dollar worth it

    • +5

      50mbit is enough if you want to spend a lot of time waiting.

      But Steam, Usenet and other services will use a gigabit connection if you have it.

      Then you have multitasking, 100mbit isn't enough if you want to do multiple things at once like streaming 4k/8k

      The extra upload is also great.

  • +2

    Anyone has any comment on the effects of such low upload speeds on such high downloads? I can only imagine these being useful if you download lots of stuff. Great for piracy linux ISOs (but not anything else really)

    • Remote control computer from work, feels the delay baby

      • I reckon for stuff like these you'll benefit more from symmetrical speeds - this is my concern, is such low uploads going to hobble things like having a home-based lab, NAS or that having a two-way video chat for example gets hobbled because uploads can't keep up with the downloads

        • +1

          You're only sending mouse and keyboard input upstream for remote desktops. Downstream it's rendering the whole desktop and all media on it.

          • @MagnamoniousRex: Interesting - I don't use remote sessions in general, so I wasn't certain of the bandwidth requirements nor what they are sending / receiving.

      • geez, are you using 4k remote sessions or something?

        • Yes, when you are working with rendering things yes you need it

          • @hunterhalo: Would you mind sharing what you do / workloads you use, and how you think this may benefit from (or be affect by) these high asymmetrical speeds. It seems ever more popular to have these extreme asymmetrical speeds, and I'm curious what effect they would have on specific workloads

            • +1

              @bpop99: So you can try it yourself premiere pro and 3ds max or download blender since it free. Use your laptop to remote control your main pc, use lan connection please then uses uncompress capture to get the best accurate colour, assume that your laptop and main pc monitor are calibrated properly, now try it with the mothefukin wifi then you will see what i mean. Though wifi is much faster than out average internet already. Do it for a couple of day and you will have a picture of how pathetic our internet infrastructure is and screw those we only need 12 and now 50 megabit of speed

        • Hahaha, I wasn't aware of what is sent/received while doing a remote session. I'm curious though if its better to have more symmetrical speed (100/40) vs asymmetrical (1000/50), and what some downsides would be for such asymmetrical speeds

    • Think about your daily usage - how much of it is being sent vs received?

  • anyone know if these plans will come to Telstra ??

    • +4

      I'm pretty sure Tel$tra don't even offer 100/20 or 100/40 to new customers anymore…

      • so we wont be seeing thus at telstra?

    • I heard 250/25 and 1000/50 coming in July

  • FTTP here but can't justify spending more… yet lol

    Had a free month of 250/100 when I moved in, that was fun!

    • How did you score that?

      • +1

        ABB often offer 1st month free promos, except now they're specific to 100/40 or below plans

        In 2018, no such conditions were there

        • Lucky!

  • +1

    I've really got to move out of this FTTN area.

  • Will be a good excuse to upgrade the old RT-AC68U if I'm eligible.

    • I got the same router too, reading some forums around the web some have managed to get around 940mbps throughput

      • Hummm, me to (on FTTP). Was considering an upgrade…

        Both CPU cores pegged @ 100% with 940mbps throughput probably, or does the AC68U handle it ok?

        • The router should easily handle gigabit, even many cheaper routers can without being pegged at 100% as long as you use hardware acceleration.

    • Spoil yourself go for RT-AX88U, it can even get VPN at 250Mbps. Key points are hardware acceleration and quadcore 1.8GHz.

      Also, you can get two 1Gbps wan links and can aggregate them to get 2Gbps…

  • +2

    I'm on FTTP Telstra Velocity in the South Brisbane area (4101). Maximum speeds are 100/5 for the princely sum of $110/month. There are only two providers, and Exetel is even more expensive. Also not improving for at least another three years.

    Press F to pay respects.

    • +1

      I thought if you have FTTP - meaning you are on the NBN network - you can sign up with any provider?

      • +3

        It's a Telstra owned network, not NBN, plus it has a bunch of legislated exemptions from rules designed to make it more competitive for other providers. These exemptions are due to expire 1 July but Telstra keeps applying for extensions and they keep getting granted so…

        Meanwhile the NBN has shown less than zero interest in acquiring or overbuilding the network.

    • Same here, howdy neighbor.
      I was quite annoyed with the recent price increase of $10 a month for "unlimited" despite the fact that I was on 1.5TB before, which is effectively unlimited for me, and that they are giving people unlimited data for free at the moment anyway.

      • It's got me thinking, how much would it cost to launch a community RSP for the area and undercut Telstra? But then the imminent competition of 5G is probably too large a risk.

  • Sad FTTN here, any chance they will upgrade it?

    I got almost 90Mbps

    • +15

      Nah mate. Thoughts and prayers. Never forget those responsible.

    • +1

      Very very low chance. NBN has quietly been replacing FTTN in a few areas with FTTP for the last few years.

      • I think only area with FTTN problem, not that I am getting 90Mbps.

  • What’s happening 🤪. Am i dreaming lol. This is great to see. Aiming at 250 connection to drop in price hopefully in future also the upload.

  • +1

    I've recently moved from an ADSL line to Optus wireless broadband 500GB plan for $68
    Fraction of the cost of these high speed NBN plans and speeds that are teally fast!
    This mornings speed test was 190/25.
    No wires, no technicians, no broken cables.

  • +1

    Home network infrastructure requires an upgrade to run the 1Gbps Internet. What do you guys think about sharing Internet connection with neighbour?

    • +3

      If you have a Smart modem from Telstra you are probably sharing your connection with one of your neighbours already ;)

      Seriously though, if you think you can trust your neighbour with the $ and not to snoop on your private data, then I see no problem.

      Except one - I assume you would be sharing this connection over WiFi, which could defeat the whole point of getting a Gigabit connection in the first place (unless you run an ethernet cable between the two properties).

    • +1

      sharing Internet connection with neighbour?

      Unless you know how to get the right equipment to separate the network.

      • What did you have in mind? Hardware based solution, or software based (like a VPN) ?

        • +1

          Hardware based solution,

          If you can run long cable, get a good router and set it up as two separate subnet. Like Ubiquiti EdgeRouter

          • @superforever: Thank you for your advice. Will Ruckus R510 do the same job?

  • +1

    The whirlpool post mentions obviously having a good router etc.. What is considered the gold standard in routers now? Looking for something around the $300.00 mark..

    • +1

      I really like my Ubiquiti Amplifi. It has a really impressive featureset, handles my 40 simultaneous WiFi device connections (IoT and other shenanigans) without issue, and if you get more of them or get the wall warts, it becomes a mesh network natively.

      https://store.amplifi.com/products/amplifi-hd-mesh-router

      • +2

        If you are going down the path of sharing internet, then I would go with the UDM and NanoHD. Supports multiple VLAN and SSID network separation. Also can scale up in access points a lot better than the Amplifi range.

        • Thanks for the response, i'm somebody living in a two bedroom apartment which i'd say is pretty much 'standard' size. Two bedrooms are in opposite sides and our router now sits in the opposite bedroom. We're currently on the Aussie NBN 250/25 plan for 170 a month and on Ethernet it absolutely flies.. but on our current router we can't even manage a WiFi signal sometimes.

          Would you recommend the Uniquiti or those Asus models that look like spaceships?

          • @badmitz: I am not a fan of the Asus routers I have used in the past. A single UDM should be able to cover a two bedroom apartment with its built in 4X4 AC wireless range.

            Also bonus feature the UDM supports native IPv6 dual stack.

        • UDM wont support 1gbps with any of the security features turned on

    • I'm researching some too, but really need an Asus one that supports merlin. so got ac87u and ac3100 in my short list so far

    • I consider to get some Ruckus equipment.

    • +1

      Asus RT-AX88U.

  • Is there any information on the rollout? Who is the 7%?

  • I am already on 100/40 NBN FTTB paying $90 month. I mostly use it to stream 4K content (Netflix etc.)

    I am in two minds whether or not to get this deal. Are there any practical uses for a gigabit internet connection for someone like me who only needs the fast connecton for streaming 4K content? (except that I'll be able to load the webpages faster?)

    Thanks

    • +1

      Did you mean you are on FTTP? As you can't these these plans on FTTB.

      • Yes, my bad! I meant FTTP

    • I think it's useful if you work from home. I have FTTP 100/100 (private ISP of direct fibre to apartment base) and still feels the download speed could get better… :P

    • No, if all you need is to watch 1 to about 4x 4k streams simultaneously, 100Mbps is enough.

      The difference in opening webpages will be marginal (any page that takes a long time to open at 100Mbps probably has other problems behind the scenes)

    • Activities which you will appreciate gigabit broadband:

      • Downloading games from Steam, Epic, Microsoft, Sony game stores.
      • Big Cloud backups (1TB+).

      4K contents, streaming - you don't need gigabit broadband. However, if you want to binge watch a TV series offline, gigabit broadband would allow you to download quickly.

      • +1

        The upload is only 50Mbps, which is only marginally faster than the 100/40 plan, so cloud backup won't be much faster.
        Downloads will be a lot faster, for sure.

      • Maybe Cloud gaming platform can actually be viable now? What's the ping still though.

        I remember doesn't Google one at 1080p consumes like 250-300Mbps download speed?

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