ISP Scouting: Broadband for the Rural North (United Kingdom)

Do it yourself internet connection

I’ll get to it in a bit, but for now let me apologize for my lack of research from a recent article and as such I’ll be linking it here. Yes it’s about NBN and as a service I thought it was gonna be simple but boy oh boy I was wrong.

Heck I even announced one ISP because I thought NBN was good. The ISP might be good, but the service offered which is NBN is a different story. I admit I haven’t even heard of NBN before so I thought it was purely an internet service that we haven’t adopted yet. Yep I was wrong.

And about my eagerness to let Telstra do business here in the Philippines? Very wrong too. Apparently their services are crap in Australia, we just thought it was better since it’s foreign and is an outside player. Now it’s a Chinese telecom they’re setting their sights on, and I personally think we don’t need that and whether you’ll like my point or not, I’ll show you why.

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ADSL2+ vs NBN

As you’re probably aware;  ADSL2+ broadband technology today is the most common while also being outdated only to be revived by the NBN in some form being: Fiber to the Node. Though not wholly copper, the node has fibre technology, but the basic speed is that of ADSL then there’s NBN that’s been being pushed through by internet providers in Australia. Others don’t feel the need to apply for NBN because the FTTN connection is underwhelming, or just fine having ADSL speeds so long as there’s a connection, So what do we really look for in an internet connection? Continue reading →

ISP scouting: Click Broadband (Australia)

Heads up! We got a new Internet Service Provider from Australia! Promising unlimited nbn plans, and adsl type plans with no contracts:

Introducing Click Broadband!

Logo of Click Broadband Australia

Who are they?

For certain I just heard about them recently and apparently their website is rather new as well (Update: it’s being updated.)

As introduction: They say they are an established provider of telecommunications services within Australia.

Services they provide are NBN (National Broadband Network) ADSL2+ (Asymetric Digital Subscriber Line) and VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services.

Based on what I’ve read they claim that they operate on one of the largest telecommunications network in the world which enables them to provide the ability to give subscribers cheaper access without compromising quality or efficiency.

Long story short, they offer cheap but reliable internet.

Kinda like Telstra eh?

Now to see how they differ from the rest

Yeah we’ve all heard it before. The promises of fast internet, cheap promos and etc. so let’s take a look on what they offer. I’ve only seen two services so far so here we go:

NBN

Lowest Unlimited NBN plan offers 12 megabytes per second (I envy you people, I live in the Philippines)

It’s a month to month basis plan with just the standard stuff and the lowest offer is around $58.88 per month

But the cool thing here is that plans are flexible. You get to configure how you want it.

Click broadband's best nbn plans

ADSL2+

Now for ADSL, actually the plans don’t differ in terms of price. Personally I’d go for NBN if you ask me. Same fanfare, can make your own plan if you desire. Though this is a good fallback if you can’t apply for NBN service.

ADSL cheap broadband plans

If you want to get quotations or test things out, check their website:

For NBN

http://clickbroadband.com.au/nbn/

For ADSL

http://clickbroadband.com.au/adsl/

 

My Thoughts:

I’m no Aussie but these deals makes me wonder if ours can be cheaper like that. lol
Look at it this way, I live in the Philippines and we pay extra for other things. Want fast internet? (fast like 10 Mbps… sarcastic yay but at least it’s unlimited though.) How about paying Php 2100 a month?

For earning like 10k a month, that’s a bit pricey for crappy service, and don’t get me started about internet with data capping! (YES I’m looking at you straight in the eye Globe Telecom!)

I’d be happy with your internet, just waiting for the OK signal for Telstra to swing by our place. (NTC, please, let em in.)

Go ahead and try this one out, I’m looking forward to hear from Click Broadband subscribers.

Your thoughts? Feel free to comment below.

(Update: They’re adjusting prices and plans to suit subscribers needs better)