Common questions Is OptiComm better than NBN?

Is OptiComm better than NBN?

Is OptiComm better than NBN?

OptiComm is superior to around 80% of NBN connections because it doesn’t include any older technology. Most of the NBN uses decades-old copper wires and coaxial cables as part of its connections, which can’t transmit signals as fast as fibre-optic can. This limits the maximum speed of some Australian NBN connections.

How much does OptiComm cost?

Prices start at $59 per month, on a month-to-month plan, and go up to $149 per month for the Home Ultrafast plan. All plans come with unlimited data.

Do you need a phone line for OptiComm?

Yes, please ask your Retail Service Provider who will arrange this with OptiComm. Note that you may need some additional cabling to support a second Internet or telephone service.

Is OptiComm and NBN the same?

OptiComm is one of Australia’s largest alternatives to the national broadband network (nbn). Similar to nbn™, OptiComm build, operate, and maintain their own fibre telecommunications ‘fixed line’ network.

What is the best type of NBN?

Fibre to the premises (FTTP) The FTTP connection is considered to be the best nbn™ connection type because it is typically more consistent in its delivery of high-speed internet. This type of connection is unique because it has a fibre optic cable run directly to your premises.

How do I set up OptiComm?

Getting Connected is Easy with OptiComm

  1. Check my Address. The first step is to check if your property is within an OptiComm fibre connected community and if there is already an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) installed.
  2. Confirm my Address.
  3. Apply for a Connection.
  4. Schedule Installation.

Is the OptiComm box a modem?

OptiComm will have already provided your premise with an OptiComm Connection Box, which acts as a modem. You will need to connect/purchase a router which will then distribute the connection via WiFi. You can also try using your current router.

Which nbn connection is fastest?

The fastest available NBN speed is NBN 1000, or “Ultrafast NBN”, however only a handful of providers offer this, such as Aussie Broadband, Kogan and Vodafone.

Is HFC better than FTTP?

HFC vs FTTN On paper, HFC is the better technology type with better future-proofed upgrade paths than FTTN, but reports of increased HFC outages from providers like TPG paint a less-reliable picture.

What is CVC data?

The CVV/CVC code (Card Verification Value/Code) is located on the back of your credit/debit card on the right side of the white signature strip; it is always the last 3 digits in case of VISA and MasterCard.

What do you need to know about Opticomm connected communities?

On this page, you’ll find the information and support you need to get connected, find a service provider and pay your bill.

Do you have to pay for Opticomm TV service?

There are no on-going fees for the FTA TV service from OptiComm however OptiComm reserves the right to charge for TV system failures within your premises after the 2-year warranty period has expired. What do I do if my TV services have stopped working?

How do I register for an Opticomm account?

Complete the registration form with your Credit Card details and when ready submit the form. Your card details will be first verified and if approved the transaction is completed and you will receive an email confirming your Connection Request.

Is there a warranty period on the Opticomm connection?

No. There are no on-going fees from OptiComm. For free to air TV faults, OptiComm reserve the right to charge maintenance fees after the 2-year warranty period has expired. Is there a warranty period on the connection?