I've recently been informed by email from Telstra that I would be " probably " going over to the NBN at the end of April 2018 . They advised me I would be getting FTTK/C . /
I phoned them up and asked about pricing etc compared to FTTP which I want . I was told that the price was basically the same . I made them an offer of a 1/10th of the price of FTTTP because that is all the FTTK/C is good for . A 1/10th of the speed of FTTP . They were slightly annoyed at this but I have seen my neighbours and am going to try to get some council representative groups behind our stance . Why should I /we pay for an inferior , already outdated system that is a worldwide joke . FTTP is the way to go not some Hybridised Crap invented by politicians to save money .
Friends of mine have actually dropped speed since going over to NBN . They were getting 38 Mbps on cable now they get , at best , 23 Mbps on NBN .Of course they could move up a tier as they are called now That is what the friendly man at the Telco shop said ..I agree they should . AT NO CHARGE TO THEM . I'll connect to it , no worries , as long as I don't have to pay FTTP prices . / I'll pay for the performance I get . I recently purchased a Turbo Sports Car . It cost me $6500 more than the standard model . Imagine if they told me the non performance standard model cost the same . Basically this is what is happening with NBN . We are being screwed over big time .
When I asked a good friend , who is a tech for a leading telco what the theoretical speeds were for FTTP vs FTTK/C . FTTP = 10GiGs per second , theoretically . FTTK/C 1GiG per second theoretically . /
I do believe , I stand to be corrected on this , that for a charge of $ 600+ they , NBN , will come and evaluate your property for FTTP connection if you are in a non FTTP area .