The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an Australian Federal Government project first announced in 2007 to provide all Australian households with reliable, high-speed fibre internet access. NBNCo was established in 2009 to design, build and operate Australia’s wholesale broadband access network. While the nbnTM is operated by the Australian government, there are other companies in Australia like Opticomm which provide the same fibre networks as NBNCo does.
OptiComm is one of Australia’s largest open access, Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) wholesale network infrastructure operators, servicing the new residential housing, apartment and commercial building markets. OptiComm has been a licensed carrier and wholesale network infrastructure operator since 2007. Similarly to NBNCo, OptiComm designs, builds, operates and maintains fixed line access, fibre based, telecommunications networks.
OptiComm offers its networks to OptiComm service providers, like Occom, who deliver OptiComm fibre plans to customers.
What are OptiComm speeds like?
OptiComm offers different speed tiers for broadband access. There are broadband plans with maximum download speeds of 12 Mpbs, 25 Mpbs, 50 Mpbs, 100 Mpbs, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps. Customers choose between these options for a suitable tier depending on their demand of speed. You may choose to pay a lower price for a broadband plan meeting basic requirements of internet usage, or you may choose to pay a higher price for a broadband plan with faster speed and get a better internet experience.
- 12 Mbps Basic Plan: a plan that suits users who do not require a high speed connection. It is suitable for basic usage of Internet including browsing the web, sending emails and so on.
- 25 Mbps Boost Plan: suitable for 1-2 people using Internet services for basic video streaming and sharing photos on social media.
- 50 Mbps Boost Plus Plan: suitable for most family users. It can better support simultaneous Netflix/YouTube streaming and online gaming.
- 100 Mbps Superfast Plan: 5-20 times faster than ADSL. You can fully enjoy HD video streaming, VR experience and online gaming without lag.
- 250 Mbps Rocket Plan: perfect for multiple devices and users to stream 4K content, share large files and play multiplayer online games at the same time.
- 1000 Mbps Lightning Plan: the fastest you can get in Australia. You can enjoy the supreme internet experience.
Where is OptiComm available?
OptiComm is normally available in new or recently developed estates, apartments and communities. If you are living in OptiComm connected premises, you can choose an internet service provider to sign up with and choose an OptiComm broadband plan (occom.com.au/opticomm-fibre-network/) from there.
If you are not sure whether your property is within an OptiComm fibre connected area, you can contact us. Our support team will help you check if your address is covered by OptiComm. Even if it is not serviced by OptiComm, we will help determine the best solution for you and get you connected quickly and efficiently.
OptiComm vs NBN: What's the difference?
One of the biggest differences between OptiComm and NBN is the connection technology. There are a number of ways in which fixed-line access network technologies are deployed to provide fibre broadband services in Australia. This depends on the provider (e.g. nbnTM, Opticomm etc) and the available infrastructure in the particular area.
NBNCo not only uses full fibre cabling (FTTP), but utilises a mix of fibre and copper (FTTC, FTTN/B) or coaxial cable (HFC) .
OptiComm mainly uses FTTP to connect their networks. Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is a full fibre connection, providing the fastest speed due to the higher capacity of a full fibre infrastructure. It is much more stable and receives less impact from environmental factors than networks with FTTN, FTTC, FTTB and HFC technologies. When connected with OptiComm, you will have access to superfast internet.
How are we different from other OptiComm providers?
Occom is one of Australia's most trusted and efficient OptiComm service providers, receiving an average of 4.9/5 stars from over 1000 Google reviews. We pride ourselves on the dedicated customer service that earned us these glowing reviews.
We are one of very few Opticomm providers across Australia who provide Gigabit internet speeds.
Occom also comes with affordable and reliable plans and flexible terms with no lock-in contract available. In addition to this, Occom is capable of activating most premises within 24 hours of registration. We sell a range of modems from the world’s best brands, tailored to Australians. Customers also can use their own router if they like – our team has guided many customers to successfully configure their own modems. Our responsive and professional Australia-based technical team work 7 days a week, and are always ready to help with unexpected issues.
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