We've finally got NBN in our street and I'm thinking about signing up. I've had Telstra cable internet for over 10 years and am happy with it, although they just put the price up.
I understand that you don't get fibre to the house - I wish! Just wanted to know whether the new NBN connection uses the old copper telephone connection or the coax used by the Telstra cable? I'd prefer the latter...
Yes, apparently HFC. I asked a ISP that put a flyer in our letterbox on live chat whether they would use the old cable coax or (shudder) the old telephone copper but they said it would be an entirely new connection. Which is great, exempt that I hear people don't always get their way in where the internal connection is located. (Often just put close to the outside box for the installers convenience rather than the users) But I've just read this page - https://www.nbnco.com.au/residential/learn/network-technology/hybrid-fibre-coaxial-explained-hfc-3 - which suggests they just use your old cable coax...
Thanks for joining in the discussion and sharing your experience @777. Great to have you as part of the Workshop community. We look forward to reading about your home improvement projects and plans. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have something to share.
My advice here is to wait before jumping on the NBN bandwagon. You have 18 months to make a decision on another provider before they cut off your phone.
I would hazard a guess that there will be other offers put on the table before that time runs out and if you're happy with your current speed, I would wait.
They've just laid the cable in my street and I'm expecting a flood of pamphlets in my letterbox very soon.
NBN isn't engendering any faith with their lack of service and speed at the moment, so until things settle down I would just carry on as per usual. Let them come to you and get yourself a better deal down the track. They need you, not the other way round...
don't use your old coax the they are not compatable YET, they are working on it at the moment.
still having lots of trouble with it , keeps droping out ( 5 or 6 times a day ).