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Optus Australia Offers-up Throttle Free Unlimited Broadband

Posted: November 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Advertorial | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Optus Australia Offers-up Throttle Free Unlimited Broadband

Optus Unlimited BroadbandOptus customers can get unlimited broadband data for $115 under new bundle plans announced last week according to the company. Optus runs a really solid service – I’m perhaps biased, I have Optus cable and swear it’s the best – this unlimited offer is their top tier.

The unlimited plans are available across Optus’ copper, HFC and NBN fixed networks, Optus is Australia’s second largest telco. There are no hidden fees or conditions, the ” …only condition is our acceptable use policy, which applies to all plans,” an Optus spokesperson said.

The company announced a number of new plans, with a variety of inclusions. The new plans range from a base plan at $55 month to $115 for the top tier unlimited plan. A clever bonus the company is also offering – for customers not on unlimited plans – is “Double Data’ 2 months each year customers can double their monthly data allowance, for a $10 fee :: Read the full article »»»»


UPDATED Oppositions NBN Plan, Half the Cost, Quarter of the Speed!

Posted: April 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Standout | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on UPDATED Oppositions NBN Plan, Half the Cost, Quarter of the Speed!

Oppositions NBN Plan, Half the Cost, Quarter of the SpeedUPDATE! On releasing it’s NBNlite policy, the opposition seems to be suggesting that Australians will be more than happy to pay a premium price for an inferior Internet experience. The Oppositions policy is once more full of clever wording, little substance and absolutely no-hard-decision! It’s important to remember why we need an NBN, we want to be the clever country, right?

The Opposition will today unveil its long awaited national broadband network policy in detail, it’s thought he Opposition’s plan will likely be completed earlier than the NBN, but the company behind the existing rollout says it would cost more in the long term. The current National Broadband Network is laying fibre optic cable to the home – FTTP – replacing Telstra’s aging copper network. The Opposition on the other hand, plans on running the fibre to the node – FTTN Telstra’s existing exchanges – then copper to the home. The catch is that customers who want to pay for fibre to the home could be up for costs in the thousands for upgrades.

The Opposition has spent years criticising the Federal Government’s $37.4 billion National Broadband Network, arguing for a much cheaper but ultimately slower alternative. The NBN plans on running speeds up to 100Mbs, the Oppositions plan is apparently going to run speeds at quarter of the NBN’s 25Mbps.

The NBN has been hit by a series of setbacks lately. Last week Australia’s competition watchdog – the ACCC – ordered NBN Co to go back to the drawing board and redesign its pricing structure. Earlier in March this year, NBN Co revealed it would fall well short of its initial targets. Several detractors have voiced concern over the NBN Co rollout, including one Melbourne academic who’s warned the network could be delayed by up to 10 years and cost anywhere between 50 to 100 per cent more than before :: Read the full article »»»»