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Live in a new estate or suburb that has the OptiComm Private Fibre Network? There are a number of Internet Service Providers offering retail broadband services on the OptiComm Private Network. So, if you have just moved into a newly developed housing estate, contact Compare Broadband to confirm if the property is within an OptiComm or other private fibre network zone.

If you are lucky enough to live in an OptiComm Fibre Connected Community, browse below for the best OptiComm plans from a range of Australia's leading providers. Compare and find the perfect internet plan for your household today!

 


Uniti Wireless broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
24 Months
$59.95/Month
Min total cost $1438.80
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Aussie Broadband broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
Up to  25 Mbps
Month to month
$69/Month
Min total cost $69
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Uniti Wireless broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$69.95/Month
Min total cost $168.95
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Aussie Broadband broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
Up to  50 Mbps
Month to month
$79/Month
Min total cost $79
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Uniti Wireless broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
12 Months
$69.95/Month
Min total cost $888.40
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Uniti Wireless broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
50 Mbps (Standard Plus Speed)
12 Months
$69.95/Month
Min total cost $888.40
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Uniti Wireless broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
50 Mbps (Standard Plus Speed)
Month to month
$79.95/Month
Min total cost $178.95
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Uniti Wireless broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
100 Mbps (Premium Speed)
12 Months
$79.95/Month
Min total cost $1008.40
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Uniti Wireless broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
100 Mbps (Premium Speed)
24 Months
$79.95/Month
Min total cost $1918.80
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Aussie Broadband broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
Up to  75 Mbps
Month to month
$89/Month
Min total cost $89
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What is OptiComm Private Network?

OptiComm Private Fibre Network is a privately owned network wholesaler that offers products and services to housing estates in Australia.  Featuring FTTP or Fibre-to-the-Premises and VDSL or high-speed cable connection to residential homes, it is a fresh option available for Australian homes in terms of internet service and options.

A licensed carrier and wholesale network infrastructure operator since 2007, OptiComm Private Network also happens to be the largest privately owned builder and operator of FTTP Networks for apartment and residential housing, commercial building, and other new estate developments. It is one of the very few alternatives Aussie households can opt for instead of the government-owned National Broadband Network (NBN).

In 2009, the government accepted OptiComm’s open access, wholesale-only business model, which made the company a trusted Australian Telecommunications carrier supporting high-speed broadband structures and facilities in Australia. At present, OptiComm Private Network continues to design and maintain fibre-based networks while its Retail Service Providers deliver broadband and telecommunications services to consumers.

Known as the "other NBN", the OptiComm network is currently available for a small number of communities only.

OptiComm vs NBN

OptiComm is part of the Uniti Group, an ASX listed company which is buying and building a private fibre network to rival the NBN Co.

What is the difference between OptiComm and the NBN?

In terms of service, OptiComm is almost similar to what NBN FTTP has to offer. Both of these wholesale open-access data networks use high-speed fibre optic cables to transfer signals fast to end user consumers through Retail Service Providers. However, the two differ in who maintains the network and the technology that delivers fast-internet connectivity service to Australian homes.

OptiComm is the sole entity responsible for building, operating, and maintaining their fixed line telecommunications network. It also features superior technology compared to NBN connections. Meanwhile, the NBN is maintained and operated by the government, with mostly decade-old copper wires and coaxial cables used for transmitting service to its clients.

Since OptiComm does not rely on any older technology, it delivers better service. Nevertheless, the NBN, being the bigger network, currently controls the biggest share of internet service providers in the country.

OptiComm is only available for a selected few, but it is still a great alternative to the NBN, especially in estate home areas where the service is available. There is a very little chance that OptiComm will be able to get ahead of the competition as big as the National Broadband Network. However, it is considerably fast in areas where its services and infrastructures are available.

Speed tiers

Although least popular, one will be surprised with the pros of having OptiComm as their network. In an OptiComm estate, you don’t need to install an external antenna for TV services if you have access to free-to-air television. It is also possible to subscribe to Foxtel or get Fetch TV from an OptiComm provider. Although it is heavily dependent on your location, the network can support a pretty decent signal and internet speed.

OptiComm Private Fibre Network currently features six speed tiers that are similar to the Basic, Standard, Fast, Superfast and Ultrafast speed tiers available via the NBN network.

The following speed tiers are available via the OptiComm Private Network: 

OptiComm Speed Tier Plans

Download and Upload Speed

NBN Plan Equivalent

12/1

12Mbps download, 1Mbps upload

NBN Basic 1

25/5

25Mbps download, 5Mbps upload

NBN Basic 2

50/20

50Mbps download, 20Mbps upload

NBN Standard

100/40

100Mbps download, 40Mbps upload

NBN Fast

250/25

250Mbps download, 25Mbps upload

NBN Superfast

1000/50

1000Mbps download, 50Mbps upload

NBN Ultrafast

Availability 

OptiComm Private Network is available in the following estates and suburbs:

Western Australia (WA)

  • Alkimos Beach, Alkimos
  • Trinity, Alkimos
  • Butler Medical Centre, Butler
  • Brighton, Butler
  • Jindee, Jindalee
  • Jindalee Beachside, Jindalee
  • Brighton-Ridgewood, Ridgewood
  • Waterbank, East Perth
  • The Heights, Kardinya
  • Greenlea, Baldivis
  • Spires, Baldivis

South Australia (SA)

  • Springwood, Gawler East
  • Blakes Crossing, Blakeview
  • Lightsview, Northgate
  • Lochiel Park, Campbelltown
  • West, West Lakes

Victoria (VIC)

  • Encore, Fraser Rise
  • Vue Green, Beveridge
  • Valley Park, Westmeadows
  • Studio Nine, Richmond
  • River Walk, Kensington
  • Water Edge, Narre Warren South
  • Jackson View, Drouin
  • Bellaview, Drysdale

New South Wales (NSW)

  • Eden, Catherine Fields
  • Calderwood Valley, Calderwood
  • Rosebery Apartments, Rosebery
  • Lighthouse, Dee Why
  • York and George, Sydney
  • Leichhardt Green, Leichhardt
  • ParkBridge, Middleton Grange
  • Riverside at Tea Gardens, Tea Gardens

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

  • The Grove, Ngunnawal
  • Canberra Centre, Canberra
  • Isabella Gardens, Isabella Plains

Queensland (QLD)

  • South City Square, Woolloongabba
  • Stoneham Street Apt, Greenslopes
  • East Village, Cannon Hill
  • The Yards, Bowen Hills
  • Logan Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Loganholme
  • The Peninsula, Springfield Lakes
  • Fernbrooke, Redbank Plains
  • Ripley Valley, Ripley
  • The Pines, Hidden Valley

These are just some of the OptiComm Fibre Connected Communities in Australia. To verify a residence that is within the OptiComm zone, please call Compare Broadband.

OptiComm Providers 

The NBN is still the leading internet service provider in Australia and there is currently no second in line in terms of competition. However, you can still avail other internet options, such as OptiComm Private Fibre Network, via the following internet service providers.

  • Activ8me
  • Aussie Broadband
  • Brennan IT
  • City Communications
  • Clear Broadband
  • Commander Broadband
  • Connected Australia
  • DCSI
  • Exetel
  • Foxtel
  • FuzeNet
  • Harbour ISP
  • iiNet
  • Internode
  • iPrimus
  • iseek
  • Leaptel
  • Superloop
  • Uniti Wireless

Note: You can't change the wholesale network available at your property, the infrastructure is the infrastructure. If the NBN is available at your address then that is your solution. If OptiComm is available then you will go on the Opticomm network. The only alternative would be a mobile broadband service, which will be inferior and susceptible to drop outs and speed fluctuations.

FAQs

How to connect a modem to OptiComm?

To connect your router to the OptiComm Network, you have to locate the OptiComm ONT, which is usually located in your garage. From there, connect the power of your router near the OptiComm ONT before turning it on. Using the yellow network cable, connect the blue WAN port of the router to the LAN 1 port of your ONT. Turn on your modem and you should now see that the WAN light in your router is already green. Wait for about a minute and the internet light on your router will also come on. When the internet light is on, you will already be able to connect to the internet.

Can I use an NBN router for OptiComm?

Generally, you need a router to distribute your internet connection through WiFi even if OptiComm already has provided your premise with a connection box. This connection box will act as a modem but several providers will most likely offer a router that is already pre-configured to work with OptiComm. While you can always try to use your existing NBN router, your provider may not be able to provide a guarantee that it will work. Rest assured that they will most likely help you when it comes to the proper configuration.

How long does it take to activate OptiComm?

When you are already on the OptiComm network, the connection process will most likely only take about 15 minutes. Nevertheless, your internet service provider will generally allow around 48 hours to observe if there are any unforeseen issues that need to be attended to immediately to foster a reliable connection.

How do I connect my TV to OptiComm?

To connect your TV to OptiComm, you have to have an RG6 quad-shield coaxial cable terminated with “compression” F-type connectors. When you find that only one TV in your home is working when you get your premises connected to OptiComm, then this can be considered as a cabling issue. In this case, what you can do is to report this to your builder or TV electrician.

On the other hand, you will no longer need to install an external antenna if free-to-air TV is available on the OptiComm network. Rest assured that there are no ongoing fees for the FTA TV service from OptiComm. However, for TV system failures within your premises which are already outside of the warranty period set to two years, OptiComm may charge additional fees. Just keep in mind to familiarise yourself with a self-checklist available in case your TV services have stopped working or your TV channels are flickering.

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