Fibre ’20 Times Faster Than The NBN’ Is Coming To Sydney

Fibre ’20 Times Faster Than The NBN’ Is Coming To Sydney
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Good news for anyone wholly fed up with waiting for the NBN, or having the NBN and still experiencing terrible connection speeds. Another company is stepping in to offer their own super-fast wireless network, one that’s not wholly broken from being tossed around in an endless game of political football. There’s a catch, though: you might have to move if you want to get connected.

Only last week we talked about the new company Uniti Wireless, which is providing 100Mbps connections to customers in Adelaide and Melbourne with so-called ‘fibre through the air’ wireless technology.

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Now, Fiber Corp is bringing high speed fibre to locations in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, though at the moment their infrastructure is only being installed in new developments. If you’re looking to buy an apartment off the plan, you might just get one with super-fast internet – with speeds anywhere from 10 to 100 times faster than the NBN can currently manage.

The largest of these projects is a planned community in Marsden Park by developer Kanebridge, where $5.3 million is being invested into a high speed fibre network. When built, the connection will be capable of up to 2GB/s, which is 20 times faster than the fastest plan on the NBN.

Beyond that, however – and this is the important part – the system is being built with the future in mind, with part of the investment going toward building base infrastructure that will be able to support internet speeds of up to 10GB/s in the future. If only someone had asked these guys to plan the NBN.

It seems as though Fiber Corp’s projects are all still under construction, so it’s not a solution for those who are fed up with waiting for the NBN to arrive in their suburb, but for those who want a home with a future-proof connection, it might be worth looking into. You can see all the developments served by Fiber Corp in this database.

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  • Why do we still see misleading stories like this? The NBN itself is capable of those speeds, its just that the ISP’s choose not to offer them. A good chunk of that is because of the NBN pricing, but it doesn’t change that the FttP connections that make up the NBN CAN deliver those speeds.

    The story implies that the 20x speed bump makes the NBN obsolete when it doesn’t. It just highlights that ISP’s aren’t willing to spend money to offer those speeds. The FttP parts of the NBN, which is what the story compares this build to, is also built with future needs in mind, with changes only needed at the exchanges.

    Much like how upgrading from dialup to ADSL simply needed new DSLAMS at the exchange, not new copper lines up and down every street.

    On the other hand, the FttN parts of the NBN can certainly benefit from this.

    • I’d like to know 20x faster than what? I’m geting close to 100mbit speeds (about 90mbit so approaching the theoretical cap). So are they talking 2000mbit speeds? Or are they saying 20x faster than that poor bastard who is only managing to get 2mbit out of a shitty NBN mixed technology solution – so 40mbit?

      • Side note: Yes I see the article says 2gbit but just trying to point out the downside of advertising something as “20 times faster” when the comparison product is a moving target.

      • It talks about 2 GB/s being 20x faster than the fastest plan, so I went with them referring to being 20x the 100 Mbps plan. Seemed fairly clear to me.

        I just get annoyed that the stories like this suggest the NBN cant compete when it can (again, ignoring FttN for this), and that basic research would show that.

    • It’s an interesting technology because those of us saddled with fttn (the majority of nbn connections I believe) can’t attain above what we’re currently getting. A non-fttn technology that’s easily rolled-out might offer us all some hope of competing in tomorrow’s digital technology (an aim NBN should have been shrouded in, rather than standing bollock-naked in front of whichever politician decided to kick it in the balls this week).

  • Well that’s interesting. According to the Kanebridge site, they’re building 240 “apartments”, so their $M5.3 for fiber works out at around $22,000 per apartment! Pretty steep unless you REALLY have a need for such high speeds. And if the NBN rolled out to all households in Australia at that rate, it would cost of the order of $171,000,000,000, (that’s $T171, btw) which is even MORE than the NBN is going to currently blow out to!

  • It’s one thing to roll out to a limited number of green field sites, they’re not proposing to deplay to every address in Australia. It’s all good if your only doing the easy sites.

    • You know, I have no problem with a *commercial* business doing this. That’s the side effect of letting private industry do infrastructure – it has to be profitable for them. On the other hand, it’s also why I hate the idea of the government handing infrastructure over to private industry because other people get shafted.

      I’d much prefer to see the Government owning assets like the core NBN infrastructure and electrical grid and so on. At least they could be held to account if they don’t provide proper support for remote or regional people.

  • The actual theoretical speed on FTTP (Fibre to the premises) is actually 10Gbps if the NBN company can get there shit running right, also there is no point comparing anything to FTTP as most will never get this thanks to the Liberal government who screwed the whole NBN up by taking short cuts and introducing to many different connection types, if we all had FTTP then the only thing that truly holds us back from the really high speeds is the price charged for those speeds by NBN to ISP. This is why ISP won’t pay for more cable speeds as it’s not feasible price wise.

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