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Ask RiotACT: Is Optus broadband any good in the Belconnen Area?

By Thanus Songprasart - 10 September 2017 5

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Hi Rioters.

I’m looking to change to Optus Broadband for watching EPL (English Premier League). However, there seems to be a lot of problems and complaints about its service. Can anyone in Canberra, especially in the Belconnen area, share their experiences about its quality and service?

Thanks.

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Ask RiotACT: Is Optus broadband any good in the Belconnen Area?
JC 6:28 pm 14 Sep 17

dungfungus said :

JC said :

dungfungus said :

Try Telstra mobile which now costs $60 per quarter and that includes 6GB free date and free phone and SMS calls. Speed and capacity will double when the 5G network is operational.

The NBN is about to become a stranded asset.

Been said before wireless does not have the spectrum available to provide those speeds to every man and his dog. As a medium for people walking the streets or away from fixed services it is great but in the home second class choice.

NBN is still very much needed and will be for many many years to come.

Wireless is better and cheaper than it was 12 months ago and it will soon be as fast as some people demand; probably before the rest of us even have the NBN connected, with a battery hanging on the wall.

Doesn’t matter how much better it is (and I reject your claim about it being better than 12 months ago, nothing new is out). Simple fact as I mentioned is there is not suffice t spectrum to provide those wonderful speeds to everyone at the same time. That is a limitation of physics not technology.

Oh and didn’t mention it before. The op wants to stream, 6gig won’t go too far and $60 if daylight robbery. I have a real nbn connection (and yeah the rollout was stuffed up by Your Mon) and I pay $70 for 60GB. I also have a nice wireless (and wired) setup at home, which is the ideal location for wireless technology. Wireless to the house? No way.

dungfungus 2:20 pm 13 Sep 17

JC said :

dungfungus said :

Try Telstra mobile which now costs $60 per quarter and that includes 6GB free date and free phone and SMS calls. Speed and capacity will double when the 5G network is operational.

The NBN is about to become a stranded asset.

Been said before wireless does not have the spectrum available to provide those speeds to every man and his dog. As a medium for people walking the streets or away from fixed services it is great but in the home second class choice.

NBN is still very much needed and will be for many many years to come.

Wireless is better and cheaper than it was 12 months ago and it will soon be as fast as some people demand; probably before the rest of us even have the NBN connected, with a battery hanging on the wall.

JC 7:10 pm 12 Sep 17

dungfungus said :

Try Telstra mobile which now costs $60 per quarter and that includes 6GB free date and free phone and SMS calls. Speed and capacity will double when the 5G network is operational.

The NBN is about to become a stranded asset.

Been said before wireless does not have the spectrum available to provide those speeds to every man and his dog. As a medium for people walking the streets or away from fixed services it is great but in the home second class choice.

NBN is still very much needed and will be for many many years to come.

dungfungus 3:16 pm 11 Sep 17

Try Telstra mobile which now costs $60 per quarter and that includes 6GB free date and free phone and SMS calls. Speed and capacity will double when the 5G network is operational.

The NBN is about to become a stranded asset.

Grail 11:21 am 11 Sep 17

If it is a wired service, your choices are either TransACT in suburbs which have it, or crappy ADSL everywhere else. There is the occasional area where you get good ADSL outside the TransACT footprint, but you can count those houses in low double digit numbers.

The variability in ADSL service is another factor: just because your neighbours have good ADSL doesn’t mean you will. If your ADSL is crap, changing providers will only make it slightly less crap.

If you can’t get TransACT, you really want to check out wireless broadband, ideally with a pre-paid month to month before you sign up for a longer term contract.

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