Optus has upgraded its HFC (cable internet) network in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to the DOCSIS 3.0 standard, offering up to four times greater speed for customers using the service. That’s a welcome improvement if you’re regularly working with large files, but you’ll have to pay for the privilege.
If you’re already a cable customer (or sign up for a new service), you’ll need to purchase a ‘Premium Speed Pack’ for a minimum of $15 a month to access the higher speeds. The option also appears to only be offered when bundled with other services such as a home phone line.
Willing to pay extra for more speed or would you rather have a higher download limit instead? Share your thoughts in the comments.