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Glennx
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Is NBN replacing my cable system?

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The NBN rolled though my suburb on 4th December. The staff at the NBN van in the local shopping centre told me I have 18 months from 4/12/16 to switch over from my current 'old' cable service provided by them. After the 18 months they will cut my service.  Is this true? 

 

The problem is this. My 'current' Telstra cable is faster, cheaper than the NBN and carries Foxtel to my home.

 

I just calculated that I have to pay $50pm MORE to switch to a slower system...oh and I have no choice.

 

Would others be affected? I guess they must and I could use this forum to discuss a class action against the Telco involved.

 

Or am I wasting my time?

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Is NBN replacing my cable system?

Yes, you would be wasting your time discussing a class action. The NBN is regualted by government legislation.

 

18 months after the NBN switches on in an area, they switch off the legacy systems and assume ownership of the infrastructure.

 

The NBN HFC system should be faster than the current system once they perform their next round of upgrades, so don't rush to change. The problem is if you are in an HFC serviced area that the NBN has decided to retire. Odds are you will be put on FTTN, which depending on how close you are to a node, can still be as quick as the current HFC.

 

As far as provision of Foxtel, I'm not sure what happens in the areas that are "downgraded" to FTTN, whether it can be delivered via the copper, or whether a satelite option is required. A call to Foxtel may be in order to determine what happens in that case.

 

The pricing plans with Telstra are the same for "legacy" technolgies and NBN plans. The only time this isn't necessarily true is when you are on a Grandfathered plan.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Is NBN replacing my cable system?

Yes, you would be wasting your time discussing a class action. The NBN is regualted by government legislation.

 

18 months after the NBN switches on in an area, they switch off the legacy systems and assume ownership of the infrastructure.

 

The NBN HFC system should be faster than the current system once they perform their next round of upgrades, so don't rush to change. The problem is if you are in an HFC serviced area that the NBN has decided to retire. Odds are you will be put on FTTN, which depending on how close you are to a node, can still be as quick as the current HFC.

 

As far as provision of Foxtel, I'm not sure what happens in the areas that are "downgraded" to FTTN, whether it can be delivered via the copper, or whether a satelite option is required. A call to Foxtel may be in order to determine what happens in that case.

 

The pricing plans with Telstra are the same for "legacy" technolgies and NBN plans. The only time this isn't necessarily true is when you are on a Grandfathered plan.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Is NBN replacing my cable system?

Yes. Standard services will get cut off if you have not changed over to NBN within 18 months of NBN declaring a suburb as serviceable

 

This is not a decision of the telco's, it is part of the NBN

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AnthonyQ
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Re: Is NBN replacing my cable system?

Just remember who is responsible for the slower speeds of the NBN.
RexFiles
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Is NBN replacing my cable system?

Hi,

 

Your last par is a tad confusing to a layman like me.  The pricing plans with Telstra are the same for "legacy" technolgies and NBN plans.  Does that mean NBN won't cost anymore than what I currently pay? and The only time this isn't necessarily true is when you are on a Grandfathered plan. What is a grandfarhered plan?

 

Regards

 

Rex H

lj006
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Is NBN replacing my cable system?

RE: Jupiter -> The pricing plans with Telstra are the same for "legacy" technolgies and NBN plans. The only time this isn't necessarily true is when you are on a Grandfathered plan.

 

We enquired about NBN and we will be charged $13.10 more than our existing cable service, if we go ahead. So now we have applied with ActiveNet for $49/month for 300G instead of 50G. speed 25/5 (hopefully as good as our current cable speeds).

 

Considering we have been with Bigpond for ever and a day, I thought they would look after us. Go figure.

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