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An Introduction to OptiComm Internet

May 27, 2020 5:06 pm

What is Opticomm Internet?

OptiComm™ are one of the largest builder/owner-operators of estate communities and apartment complexes in Australia, accounting for more than 100,000 Australian households.
In these communities, there is no nbn™ because OptiComm™ have built into their communities the same fibre-optic cabling that NBN Co. use for their fibre broadband service.
Residents wanting to get connected simply need to call an ISP who services the OptiComm™ network, like Activ8me, to get up and running on a high-speed, broadband home internet service.

What’s the Difference Between Opticomm and nbn?

New residents moving into OptiComm™ estates often have great difficulty in finding an internet provider to service the area, as Australia’s largest internet providers (including Optus, Telstra and TPG) aren’t able to offer any internet to these addresses.
Only a limited number of ISPs (Internet Service Providers) service the OptiComm™ network, Activ8me being one of them.
Confusion is often created by both residents and developers, who may refer to the service as ‘nbn’. Although it’s the same, high quality broadband technology, it’s not the ‘National Broadband Network.’
The good news is you can get the same speed tiers offered on the nbn™, with very similar pricing and reliability. Our OptiComm™ Supersonic speed tier (50/20mbps) has typical evening download speeds of 46.06mbps. (as at 09 Jun 2020), compared to our nbn™ supersonic tier which achieved typical evening speeds of 43.02mbps. (as at 09 Jun 2020).

Can I Use the Same Router I Used On nbn?

If you are moving into an OptiComm™ estate, a useful thing to know is you can even use your existing WiFi router, assuming your router isn’t locked to your old ISP.
OptiComm™ services use a router in a similar way to the nbn™, plugging into an NTD (Network Termination Device), sometimes known as an ONT (Optical Network Terminal), meaning routers used for an nbn™ connection can be easily configured to work on OptiComm™.

One of the great benefits of an Activ8me service is that we offer services across all nbn™ technologies as well as OptiComm™ estates. This means if you ever move out of your OptiComm™ connected adddress, we’ll be able to quickly connect you up at your new property, whether it be another OptiComm™ site or one serviced by the nbn™.

What speeds can I get on Opticomm?

You can view our OptiComm™ Plans here.
Our unlimited data plans start at $59.95, ranging up to $89.95 for unlimited data on the fastest, 100/40mbps speed tier.
In our most recent typical evening speed testing, we found our OptiComm™ Hypersonic (100/40mbps) speed tier achieved blazing fast typical evening speeds (between 7-11pm) of 86.95mbps. (as at 09 Jun 2020).

How Do I Connect to Opticomm?

Activ8me offers broadband internet services to all OptiComm™ estates and apartment complexes, but if you’re unsure you can use our address checker, or call us on 13 22 88 to speak with our Australian Sales Team and we can double-check for you.
You can also check what speed might suit you best by seeing what speeds your current service gives you by doing a Speed Test.

If the necessary hardware (the ONT) has already been installed by OptiComm™ (normally in the garage), the standard provisioning time for a new service means it will be up-and-running within 48 hours – although in our experience new services tend to be online within a few hours of signing-up.

Where are Opticomm Estates?

Below is a list of the majority of currently ‘online’ OptiComm™ estates and complexes, bearing in mind the list that keeps growing all the time.

Estate Name Suburb State Postcode
Ascot Grove Oran Park NSW 2570
Calderwood Valley Calderwood NSW 2527
Chesalon Living Oran Park NSW 2570
Eden Catherine Fields NSW 2557
Gregory Hills Gregory Hills NSW 2557
Highland Views Glenmore Park NSW 2745
Jordan Springs Jordan Springs NSW 2747
Macarthur Gardens Retirement Village Campbelltown NSW 2560
Oran Park Chesalon Village Oran Park NSW 2570
Oran Park Town Oran Park NSW 2570
Panorama Glenfield NSW 2167
ParkBridge Middleton Grange NSW 2171
Ropes Crossing Ropes Crossing NSW 2760
Seaside Fern Bay NSW 2295
The Hermitage Gledswood Hills NSW 2557
Vista Glenfield NSW 2167
Waterford County Chisholm NSW 2322
136-142 School Rd Logan Reserve QLD 4133
Aspect Springfield QLD 4300
Brentwood Forest Bellbird Park QLD 4300
Brookhaven Bahrs Scrub QLD 4207
Central Park Springfield Lakes QLD 4300
Ecco Ripley Ripley QLD 4306
Elliot Springs Julago QLD 4816
Fernbrooke Redbank Plains QLD 4301
Lakes Entrance Springfield Lakes QLD 4300
North Harbour Burpengary East QLD 4505
Ripley Valley Ripley QLD 4306
Sanctuary Cove Hope Island QLD 4212
Seaquana Logan Reserve QLD 4133
Springfield Rise Spring Mountain QLD 4300
Stoneleigh Logan Reserve QLD 4133
Tannum Blue Tannum Sands QLD 4680
Tea Trees Springfield Lakes QLD 4300
The Peninsula Springfield Lakes QLD 4300
The Pines Hidden Valley QLD 4703
The Sanctuary Springfield Lakes QLD 4300
The Summit Springfield Lakes QLD 4300
The Surrounds Helensvale QLD 4212
Vicinity Augustine Heights QLD 4300
Wildflower Ridge Springfield Lakes QLD 4300
Woodlands Waterford QLD 4133
Yarrabilba Yarrabilba QLD 4207
Blakes Crossing Blakeview SA 5114
Glenside Glenside SA 5065
Lightsview Northgate SA 5085
Lochiel Park Campbelltown SA 5074
Morphettville Redevelopment Morphettville SA 5043
Springwood Gawler East SA 5118
West West Lakes SA 5021
278 Kings Way South Melbourne VIC 3205
33 Janefield Drive Bundoora VIC 3083
333/Inertia Burwood Burwood VIC 3125
675 Berwick-Cranbourne Road Cranbourne North VIC 3977
Abiwood 660 Clyde North VIC 3978
Agar Industrial Park Truganina VIC 3029
Alamanda Point Cook VIC 3030
Alira Berwick VIC 3806
Amber Wollert VIC 3750
Aquarevo Lyndhurst VIC 3975
Arcadia Officer VIC 3809
Armstrong Creek Mount Duneed VIC 3217
Ashbury Armstrong Creek VIC 3217
Aspire Fraser Rise VIC 3336
Atherstone Cobblebank VIC 3336
Aurora Wollert VIC 3750
Avondale Heights Avondale Heights VIC 3034
Balmoral Quay Rippleside VIC 3215
Baywater Curlewis VIC 3222
Bellaview Drysdale VIC 3222
Bentley Park Keysborough VIC 3173
Berwick Waters Clyde North VIC 3978
Botanical Mickleham VIC 3064
Burwood Brickworks Burwood East VIC 3151
Callaway Park Cranbourne West VIC 3020
Canterbury Lakes Lara VIC 3212
Casiana Grove Lara VIC 3977
Chancellor Bundoora VIC 3083
Clydevale Clyde North VIC 3978
College Green Clyde North VIC 3978
Craigieburn Craigieburn VIC 3064
Curlewis Park Drysdale VIC 3222
Delaray Clyde North VIC 3978
Encore Fraser Rise VIC 3336
Evergreen Links Bendigo VIC 3552
Evergreen Waters Bendigo VIC 3552
Exford Waters Weir Views VIC 3338
Gen Fyansford Fyansford VIC 3218
Gladeville Eaglehawk VIC 3556
Glasscocks Road Narre Warren South VIC 3805
Golden Grove Jackass Flat VIC 3556
Grand Lakes Lara VIC 3212
Grandvue Officer VIC 3809
Grange Greenvale VIC 3059
Greenvale Gardens Greenvale VIC 3059
Harpley Werribee VIC 3030
Hawk Fields Keysborough VIC 3173
Jackson View Drouin VIC 3818
Kaduna Park Officer VIC 3809
Kinbrook Donnybrook VIC 3064
Lara Central Lara VIC 3212
Lara Industrial Park Lara VIC 3212
Lara Views Lara VIC 3212
Life Point Cook VIC 3030
Mandalay Beveridge VIC 3753
Maplewood Melton South VIC 3338
Marriott Waters Lyndhurst VIC 3975
Mayfield Cranbourne East VIC 3977
Meridian Clyde North VIC 3978
Modeina Burnside VIC 3023
Pasadena Clyde VIC 3978
Pavillion Clyde VIC 3978
Princeton Rise Bundoora VIC 3083
Quay 2 Torquay VIC 3228
Rathdowne East Wollert VIC 3750
Sanctuary Armstrong Creek VIC 3217
Somerfield Keysborough VIC 3173
St. Claire Wollert VIC 3750
St. Germain Clyde North VIC 3978
Stonybrook Hillside VIC 3037
Studio Nine Richmond VIC 3121
Summit Business Park Clyde North VIC 3978
Sunbury Fields Sunbury VIC 3429
Thornhill Park Thornhill Park VIC 3335
Trillium Mickleham VIC 3064
Tulliallan Cranbourne North VIC 3977
University Hill Bundoora VIC 3083
Valley Park Westmeadows VIC 3049
Victoria Harbour Docklands VIC 3008
Waratah Mickleham VIC 3064
Warralily Central Armstrong Creek VIC 3217
Water Edge Narre Warren South VIC 3805
Waterford Melton Weir Views VIC 3338
Waterside Clyde North VIC 3978
Westbrook Truganina VIC 3029
Yarrabend Alphington VIC 3078
Zeally Sands Torquay VIC 3228
Alkimos Beach Alkimos WA 6038
Brighton Butler WA 6036
Brighton-Ridgewood Ridgewood WA 6030
Greenlea Baldivis WA 6171
Jindalee Beachside Jindalee WA 6036
Jindee Jindalee WA 6036
Movida Midvale WA 6056
Spires Baldivis WA 6171
The Precinct Ogilvie Road WA 6153
Trinity Alkimos WA 6038
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