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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)
12 Months
$59.95/Month
Min total cost $768.40
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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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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)
Month to month
$69.95/Month
Min total cost $168.95
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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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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

Is OptiComm better than the NBN?

Yes it is, but in limited areas in Australia, making it a rather exclusive network that is not accessible for everyone. However, when it comes to country-wide access and service, the National Broadband Network still remains to be the best and most convenient internet wholesale service there is in Australia.

What is the best OptiComm network provider?

While this is dependent on the location and specific requirements, one of the best providers on the OptiComm network is Aussie Broadband. The company offers a wide range of OptiComm plans in different speed tiers. Through this, you have several options to choose from depending on your budget and needed amount of data.

How do I get connected to an OptiComm Private Network?

The connection available in a housing estate, whether it is the NBN or OptiComm, is usually chosen by property developers. To get connected to the OptiComm Private Network, you first need to verify if your location is within an OptiComm Fibre Connected Community. Afterwards, you need to review the Preparation and Installation Guides before filling up the registration form. Complete the application and payment process. Within 2 working days, a customer service representative will contact you regarding the installation. Call our team at Compare Broadband on 1300 106 571 for expert assistance.

Do I need a modem for OptiComm?

When an area is within an OptiComm zone, the premise is expected to already have an OptiComm Connection Box. This box serves as the main modem to the fibre network. Nevertheless, you still need to have your own modem/router to distribute the connection throughout your household via WiFi technology.

How much does an OptiComm connection cost?

When you have already verified that your area is within an OptiComm Fibre Connected Community, determine which internet service providers are available on your premise. OptiComm plans cost around $49 to $149 depending on the speed tier and data allowance. For instance, Activ8Me offers an OptiComm 12/1 250GB plan priced at $49.95, while iiNet’s OptiComm 100/40 unlimited data plan costs $99.99. Use Compare Broadband’s internet comparison tool to find the perfect plan for your needs and budget.

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