I would hope for the NBN Co it is in honest jest. I do wonder?
I expect we are now able to connect our Brisbane property to the NBN HFC service.
Aussie Broadband has already letter box dropped us a week earlier. Surprise no1.
On contacting our ISP IiNet they also provided an affirmative. I had pre-registered for notification last year. There has never been any notice though from iiNet. Surprise no 2.
The NBN Co rollout map was showing “under construction” at the time I contacted iiNet. Hence there remained some sceptism as to dodgy marketing tactics? Not surprised!
The NBN map has now subsequentlly updated to “service available”. Really really surprised!
Our Body Corporate knows nothing. The manager suggested not until middle of the year. Totally predictable!
Still to choose a plan and possibly change provider. We don’t need a large data plan. The online plans and the Choice guide are skewed towards 50Mbps or faster speed plans.
We have managed ok on ADSL2+ at 12-14Mbps for so long, including streaming to one only TV. There appears to be lots of ‘added value’ with some of the 50Mbps tier plans, assuming you accept a 2 year contract and RSP router for VOIP. Typically $80pm.
The options to spend less drop speed, data, free router, free Fetch, and included phone calls!
$60 pm with iiNet offers 12Mbps and 500GB. Nothing extra! You are tied to their technicolor router if you take the direct path to phone service porting. More cost! What odds a miserly 12Mbps speed plan is not slowed in the peak evening period? Unfortunately there is no data in the Choice review as a guide for the slower speeds!
Aussie BB for $55 M2M offers 25Mbps and just 100GB of data. You can BYO a router and they will port your phone no. Their online call staff offered to assist with your phone set up too!
Still looking! 17 months and 29days left to decide, once the still missing RFS advice arrives?