My NBN Story: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I live in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs about 20km from the CBD and we recently just got connected to the NBN.

As I’m sure anyone who is reading this, you will be curious to know yet another perspective as to how it all went and if all of these online reviews are true or “FAKE NEWS!”.

I am expecting this to be the biggest post on my blog to date, so I’m going to break this article down into 5 stages being.

  1. NBN Connecting Our House
  2. Signing up with an ISP
  3. ISP Setting Up Our Connection
  4. Our real-world results after setup’s completed
  5. Conclusion and Where to From Here

Before I start getting technical, I will say that not everything went as I expected and some stuff I have to say you might be surprised to hear, but it’s not all negative if anything it balances out to be neutral or slightly positive in the long run.

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What is FTTdp for Australia’s NBN?

The Australian NBN is a massive continuous discussion on the internet, especially in the online tech communities, about when they get it and what speeds they want out of it.

We have heard of both the Labour Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) solution and the Liberal Fibre To The Node (FTTN) solution, but what is FTTdp?

Let me start by explaining the current options available:

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