I have been on the National Broadband Network (NBN) of various varieties for around 10 years, this started off in the first house we built in Pakenham, VIC as a Fibre to the Node (FTTN) which I had whilst we lived there for about 7 years, and once we moved to our new house in Officer, VIC (around 2 years ago) we had Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) installed.
My first provider was with Dodo in Pakenham on the FTTN service, and my experience was not fantastic. I was told it was an issue with the node and it would be the same with any provider however, once I moved to Exetel my experience was much improved.
Given my experience with Exetel, I remained with them for my FTTP connection in Officer, VIC. I intend to provide some information in this post over time as to my speedtest results (ping, upload and download speeds). This information is obtained by running an automated (cron driven) speedtest using the python speedtest-cli and uploading the result to thingspeak. It should be noted that I currently have this running as per the forum posts here, and whilst this works technically the results might be slightly underreported as a router is more designed to route traffic rather than to serve itself.
Generally speaking, out of a maximum of 100 mbit/s download, and 40 mbit/s upload I achieve results in the order of 88 – 93 mbit/s download, and around 34 – 36 mbit/s upload.
For those that are interested in some of the technical details, my house is within the Cranbourne 2 CSA, and is fed from the 3BWK (Beaconsfield Upper) Service Area, It is subsequently fed from the 3BWK-08 Fixed-Line Service Area Module (from what I can establish), when I get more information from my provider I will update this post.
Most Recent Data;
I have recently changed my system up a little bit, I was not fully happy with using ThingSpeak and wanted a bit more flexibility so I have used InfluxDB (A time series database) in addition to Grafana (A visualisation package). These run on a Rock64 Single Board Computer which gets data fed to it from my firewall (which runs speedtest) and can then be used to graph the results. An As of this update speedtest is running every 2 hours (at like 17 minutes past the hour) although over time I will likely change it to every 4 – 6 hours.
Real Time graphs can be seen below;