We have now been connected to the NBN for over two months. We pay TPG $70 per month for our connection and phone with nearly all phone calls free, and aside from some set up issues, now it just works, without fault.
For our $70 we get unlimited data at a speed of up to 100mb per second. In practice it is less than that figure but not that much less. The upload speed is amazing, at around 40mb per second. This is very noticeable when just uploading photos for a blog post.
Downloads of videos are very fast too. Wink to gypsy Jakob in Bulgaria.
We are saving heaps of money after disconnecting our Telstra high speed cable internet that cost us about $120 per month (with a freebie device for watching and recording tv and some free movies, that were rubbish. We disconnected it after a week) and connecting to NBN fibre to the building via TPG. We had speeds of around 35mb per second for download. Now we have near 100mb per second.
But for web browsing, there is not much difference.
What puzzles me is the basic speed offered by most resellers of the NBN. It might be $50 per month for a download speed of 25mb per second. We used to get 35mb per second from our cable internet. 25 mb using the NBN connection is rubbish, although perhaps an improvement on what you now have.
Australia is a very big country and someone who farms 300 kilometres from the nearest town, will not get a cable laid that distance to connect them. They use a satellite, which I believe is called Sky Muster. It has been an ongoing NBN disaster for so many and really needs to be fixed, yesterday. Country folk suffer enough deprivation. The least we city types can do for them is insist they have decent internet.
I am not so happy with this post. It is quite disjointed, but, publish and be damned.