Moving into a house on a brand-new estate can be a mixed bag. You'll often have a high-speed fibre connection on offer rather than having to use an ageing copper network, but you may not have any choice about which ISP you can use for that service. Lifehacker favourite Internode has just started offering a fibre service at 125 newly-built estates, giving residents in those areas a choice between buying a service from Telstra or through Internode.
Internode is offering plans at two speeds: 30/1 and 100/5 (Mbps download/upload). A quick comparison with Telstra's prices for residential services on estates (PDF link) suggests Internode offers a rather better deal, with its cheapest plan including 30GB of data versus Telstra's 5GB. Hit the link for full details of the Internode plans and to see if your dream housing estate home is in a serviced area.