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Fibre optic is the latest advancement in broadband technology and provides super-fast internet. FTTN differs slightly to other forms of Fibre as it utilises the existing copper network for the final part of the nbn™ network connection.

With SkyMesh there aren’t any hidden setup or activation fees, all you pay for is your chosen monthly Fibre to the node plan, plus any chosen optional extras. Unmetered Netflix is included as standard.

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Fibre to the Node Plans from $29.95

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Stream all your favourite shows without worrying about your monthly bill. Available on Fixed-Line services.

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All our FTTN plans include great features:

Unmetered Netflix (Australian peered usage isn’t counted!)

FREE Australian, 7 days per week, nbn co accredited technical support.

No hidden activation, setup, delivery, installation or cancellation fees.

10 FREE email addresses.

Unlimited plan changes (up or down in speed/data).

Choice of boosters for faster uploads or extra data.

Sticky IPv4 address and IPv6 ready.

About nbn™ Fibre to the Node

An nbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connection is utilised in circumstances where the existing copper network will be used to make the final part of the nbn™ network connection from a nearby FTTN cabinet or micro-node to your premises. You need to install a VDSL2 modem inside your premises.

Getting Connected

If nbn co has already installed all of the connecting equipment required to successfully connect your premises to the nbn™ network, your new SkyMesh service will typically be activated within 2 Business Days of us processing your application. Applications are processed by us as soon as possible upon receipt but some may take longer than usual.

Otherwise nbn co will arrange for one of its technicians to install the equipment. If an appointment is required, nbn co will typically install the equipment within 15 Business Days. Once installed, we’ll then need to activate your new SkyMesh service and this typically happens within 1 Business Day.

nbn co’s Initial Standard Installation Charge

nbn co’s Initial Standard Installation Charge is currently $0 (free).

nbn co’s Subsequent Installation Charge

nbn co’s Subsequent Installation Charge is currently $297 plus labour and materials. This charge applies if:

  • a new copper pair needs to be installed by nbn co; or
  • a jumper cable needs to be installed by nbn co and: the premises does not have an existing voiceband/non-voiceband service; or the premises does have an existing voiceband/non-voiceband service but you choose not to transition it.
nbn co’s Service Transfer Charge

nbn co’s Service Transfer Charge is currently $24.75. This charge applies if you transfer (churn) your service from your existing nbn™ network service provider to SkyMesh. We currently absorb this charge and do not pass it on to our customers.

nbn co’s New Developments Charge

In line with the Australian Government’s Telecommunications Infrastructure in New Developments Policy, nbn co implemented the New Developments Charge on 2 April 2016. A premises identified by nbn co as a New Development Location is subject to nbn co’s once-off New Developments Charge if the premises has never had an active nbn™ service. Despite its name, the New Developments Charge also applies to New Development Locations that were built years ago. It even applies to premises where nbn co has already installed the equipment necessary to connect the premises to the nbn™ network.

The New Developments Charge does not apply if there has been already been an active nbn™ service connected at the premises, and it doesn’t apply if the premises hasn’t been identified by nbn co as a New Development Location.

IPv4 and IPv6 Connectivity

Your service will be assigned a single, public, IPv4 address and a /56 pool of IPv6 addresses. Each requesting router or MAC address is assigned a /60 prefix of IPv6 addresses from that pool. All IP address assignments are fixed but we reserve the right to change assignments for capacity management from time to time.

Service Speeds
Peak Information Rate

We describe each plan that we offer using the Peak Information Rate (PIR) of the circuit supplied by nbn co. For example, a PIR of ‘Up to 100/40 Mbps’ means that, at least once during a 24 hour period, your Information Rate may peak at 100 Mbps or less in the downstream direction and at 40 Mbps or less in the upstream direction. Information Rates are calculated using the method described by nbn co in Section 4.3.1 of its Product Technical Specification (Version 2.7).

Please note however that the SkyMesh Speed Test does not directly measure the Information Rate of your service. The actual Information Rate of your service is always slightly higher than the TCP Throughput figure reported by the speed test. For example, a speed test result of 96 Mbps means that your Information Rate peaked at 100 Mbps during testing. The reported TCP Throughput is always less than the Information Rate due to overheads imposed by Ethernet and other protocols you use such as TCP.

The speed of your service may vary due to: the type of content being transferred; its source, destination and network route; the configuration and performance of your computer and local network; the number of end users active on the nbn network in your area; the performance of the network between nbn co and SkyMesh; and the performance of interconnecting networks not operated by SkyMesh. Wi-Fi connections and the Line Rate of VDSL2 services may bottleneck the speed of your service. If the achieved Information Rate is less than the maximum, you may not be able to exhaust your Off Peak Data Allowance.

Estimated Service Speeds

Sometimes we are asked to estimate the speed of a new service before it has been provisioned. Please note that any estimated speed provided by SkyMesh is based on certain assumptions made by nbn co and is an indicative estimate only. SkyMesh does not represent or warrant that the estimated speed is complete or error-free. As such, it must not be relied on as an accurate measure of the Line Rate, Information Rate or Peak Information Rate that might actually be experienced. Moreover, estimated speeds only refer to the Line Rate, Information Rate or Peak Information Rate of your service. They do not refer to TCP throughput as reported by the SkyMesh speed test. As described above, the Information Rate that you experience will actually be higher than the TCP throughput reported by the speed test.

Line Rates for VDSL2 Services

The Line Rate defines the actual bit rate at which the physical interface will transfer data. The Line Rate sets the maximum bound on the information-carrying capacity of the link. Please note that the Line Rate may exceed the line rate required to support the PIR.

The Line Rate achieved at your premises will depend on:

  • The copper pair line length and attenuation, including in building cabling or lead-in length;
  • The state of copper wiring in-building or in the premises;
  • The number of other data services that share common network cable runs;
  • Framing overheads, asynchronous operation and the impact on bandwidth efficiency;
  • The presence of pre-existing exchange based services, for example ADSL, within a cable run and the use of Downstream Power Back-off; and
  • G.INP retransmissions.

We recommend choosing a plan with a Peak Information Rate that isn’t significantly higher than the best Line Rate that you can achieve at your premises. For example, if the best Line Rate for your premises is 45/15 Mbps, choosing a plan with a Peak Information Rate of of 50/20 Mbps is more appropriate than one with a rate of 100/40 Mbps.

Exceeding your Data Allowance

If you exceed your Anytime (Normal) Data Allowance during a Billing Period, your PIR will be reduced for the remainder of that Billing Period, except during Off Peak Hours if you have remaining Off Peak (Bonus) Data available. A reduction in your PIR will affect all network traffic, including any unmetered content such as Netflix. The reduction and subsequent restoration of your PIR do not occur instantaneously and may take over an hour to be effected by our systems. The PIR is reduced to 256/256 kbps except for plans with PIRs of 25/5 Mbps or less which are instead reduced to 128/128 kbps. We do not charge for Excess Data Usage.

Switching to the nbn™ network

If you have a medical alarm, security alarm or EFTPOS terminal, please contact your existing providers to discuss your needs and, if possible, migrate these services to the nbn™ network. SkyMesh does not provide support for these specialised services.

If you have a life-threatening medical condition or live with someone that does, please seek a provider that can offer you a Priority Assistance® service. SkyMesh does not offer Priority Assistance® services.

nbn™ does not include a battery backup service for FTTN so, during a mains power disruptions, you will not be able to use the service to make emergency phone calls. We strongly recommended that you always have the ability to make emergency phone calls. Keeping a charged mobile phone close by might be one way of maintaining that ability.

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