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How far would you go for good internet?

Posted: 26 Jul 2017, 09:42
by Mugsy

Re: How far would you go for good internet?

Posted: 26 Jul 2017, 10:06
by Disco
My brother in law is paying $7-10k or so to have the copper from the node to his house replaced with FTTP, lucky bastard.

Re: How far would you go for good internet?

Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 01:05
by Ralph Wiggum
Disco wrote:
26 Jul 2017, 10:06
My brother in law is paying $7-10k or so to have the copper from the node to his house replaced with FTTP, lucky bastard.
How far is he from the node, ie $ per metre?

One can see it as an investment decision to increase value of a house in some respects. Shame some people just get that bonus for free.

Re: How far would you go for good internet?

Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 09:16
by Disco
Ralph Wiggum wrote:
27 Jul 2017, 01:05
Disco wrote:
26 Jul 2017, 10:06
My brother in law is paying $7-10k or so to have the copper from the node to his house replaced with FTTP, lucky bastard.
How far is he from the node, ie $ per metre?

One can see it as an investment decision to increase value of a house in some respects. Shame some people just get that bonus for free.
Honestly not sure, I'm torn between jealousy and thinking it's a waste of money :lol: Although honestly if we just bought a new house and it was only going to be a few grand I'd do it. 40Mbps is still about 8x faster than my ADSL2 connection, so there is that at least.

Re: How far would you go for good internet?

Posted: 27 Jul 2017, 21:26
by n1cholas
Disco wrote:
26 Jul 2017, 10:06
My brother in law is paying $7-10k or so to have the copper from the node to his house replaced with FTTP, lucky bastard.
If the node's backhaul fibre is used it could congest and then you add CVC congestion.

It wouldn't surprise me if NBN is inflating the price of switching to fibre as it wouldn't take many 100/40mbit fibre connections to saturate a node's pathetic backhaul bandwidth increasing the need for costly upgrades.

NBN love to bash retail service providers for not purchasing enough CVC bandwidth but the reality is that for many nodes even if there was only one provider that had 100% of the backhaul fibre to carve up evenly amongst services the node's backhaul would still congest in peak times.

I recently got a quote from Vocus for 100/100mbit business fibre for $990 a month on a 36 month contract with installation cost included. Sure it's expensive but to content hosted in Australia you'll get the 100/100mbit 24/7 unlike NBN where they only guarantee 25mbps once a day and many users aren't even getting that with NBN telling them to harass their providers when the node's backhaul is congested and the provider buying more CVC bandwidth wouldn't achieve anything.

I certainly wouldn't be spending thousands on an NBN connection as the company has shown that it couldn't care less what speeds it provides on its infrastructure.