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Topic: NBN Around West End / Highgate Hill
Morax
Posts: 2530
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
I'm looking at the NBN map and there's coverage by "other providers" around said areas. Does anybody live around there and have NBN? Is it cable? How are speeds?

I can't believe how hard it is to find NBN near-ish Brisbane CBD right now :\
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mission
Posts: 9330
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
I think Optus cable (with speedpack) is still faster than NBN, isn't it?

Slower upload though.
Spook
Posts: 41031
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
nope.

100mbps.

cable has horrible upload speeds though.
mission
Posts: 9331
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
What are you saying nope to?

I get 100mbps (off peak) but yeah slow upload.

I think cable also suffers congestion more than NBN, but I could be wrong.
Spook
Posts: 41032
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
cable isnt faster than nbn (depending on nbn plan)

nbn can suffer from congestion, id be surprised if its bad as optus after people turn on netflix though.
Morax
Posts: 2531
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
What sort of upload speeds are we talking?
Spook
Posts: 41033
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
check your nbn provider for upload speeds.

else its less than 1.5mpbs which is completely useless for everything.
Morax
Posts: 2532
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Well that's s***house. I'm trying to find somewhere to move where I can stream, and effectively upload files around 3gb to Youtube without having to do it overnight.
Spook
Posts: 41034
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
u need nbn, else you in trouble.
Bah
Posts: 5224
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Its not "NBN" it is fibre, i get 4mbyte/s/0.1mbyte. You'll have to google/whirlpool plans as its specific to that one area due to the exchange being demolished by lady cilento a few years back.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39515
Location: Other International

Much of West End and Highgate Hill has fibre to the home. My mates used to live there in a flat with it. I've been looking at units to rent in that exact area and most of the places I looked at had fibre, though some had HFC/cable. (edit: could just be coincidence that the places I looked at were fibre, so maybe "much" is an exaggeration, but certainly I saw way more NBN fibre then than elsewhere on the west side - basically zero fibre in Toowong/Indro/Auchenflower).

I would definitely be looking in this area if fibre was a requirement & you want to be on that side of town.

The NBN address thingy I have found pretty good at telling you what technology is available in specific addresses.
paveway
Posts: 21515
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

yeah i thought West End had the good NBN
TiT
Posts: 6621
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

No that part of the area is part of Telstra Fiber which is 100 down 5 up. This happen when they remove the exchange to extend the hospital. Only people who sell it is Telstra and Exetel use too not too sure if they still do.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39517
Location: Other International

Yes sorry TiT is right - it is Telstra fibre not NBN fibre!! But it is the good stuff.
Morax
Posts: 2533
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Even 5 up is relatively slow. To be able to stream and upload I'd really want at least 10-20 up :(
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