Government Slams Higher Speed Network Recommendation

Recently, the Federal Government dismissed a Parliamentary recommendation calling for the NBN to use fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) or fibre-to-the-premises (FttP) technology for the remainder of its rollout, saying that they’ll stick with the current Multi Technology Mix (MTM) approach. You may be asking… ‘what does that mean?’ and moreover ‘what does that mean to me?’ Well to put it simply, it means that the NBN will continue to install relatively outdated technology that delivers slower and less reliable speeds. For a number of very technical reasons, new NBN customers will share speeds, which may struggle during peak hours – generally in the [...]

2018-04-30T11:10:12+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Is your household Internet plan ‘future proof’?

If there’s one thing we can say for sure about Australians’ use of the Internet, it’s simply that it is growing quickly, and will continue to increase exponentially in the next couple of years.   Various factors are driving increased Internet usage: A continued growth in online browsing and shopping More people are running home offices, either as a standalone business or as part of their everyday work We are increasingly streaming more and more music and video content at home Online games with high definition video content is becoming the norm Most of us use more than one device at [...]

2018-01-09T11:13:24+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Is the NBN fit for Australian businesses?

Australian business owners know the importance of a stable Internet connection. The promise of the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolling out across the country suggested this need would be met with secure, fast and reliable connectivity. However, every week it’s another headline about the NBN and it generally isn’t particularly reassuring news. As businesses often have Internet usage requirements greater than home users, particularly bandwidth and reliability, they may find that researching options beyond the NBN for their technological and cloud-based application needs, time well spent.   Did you know that your business has an alternative to the NBN? At Spirit [...]

2017-12-19T15:58:40+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

‘What I learned from Pivot Summit 2017’

We caught up with our Infrastructure Manager, Shaun Harrison, after the Pivot Summit last week to hear all about the event. Read what Shaun had to say about the Summit, Steve Wozniak, and the digital future below.     I was lucky enough to attend the 2017 Pivot Summit in Geelong on the 8th of December, representing Spirit as a Bronze Sponsor and WiFi partner. For everyone who couldn’t attend, I’ve put together my top 5 highlights. 1. Federal Mills Business Park is a stunning venue First up, I need to comment on the amazing work done by Cam Hamilton and [...]

Hey Geelong – Did you hear us on the radio?

Hey Geelong! Did you catch our radio interview on Bay FM’s Lifestyle segment last week? Oh no, you missed it? That’s okay, we have it here for you.   Roxie Bennett was excited to talk to our Managing Director, Geoff Neate, about the Spirit Network that is expanding in Geelong. She was surprised to learn that there is a choice – Spirit’s independent network is a genuine alternative to the NBN. We offer Super Fast speeds from 25Mbps up to 200Mbps for residential apartments, and from 50Mbps up to a whopping 1Gbps for businesses*. We call this Serious Internet. [...]

2017-12-15T15:51:31+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

High Speed Fibre Internet = Increased Property Value?

A hot topic that has gotten people talking lately centres on the proposition that high Internet speed or more specifically Fibre Internet, increases property value. Research in the US and the UK highlights the positive correlation between the two. When google launched its gigabit Fibre service in July 2012, Google Access General Manager announced that a direct Fibre Optic connection to a home will improve the home value by between USD2,000 – USD5,000. A recent study by Wichita State University noted that “Kansas City housing market is clearly on the rebound” and that home values were expected to rise 2.7 percent in 2014, [...]

Sweet Smell of Spirit Coffee Morning at Melbourne’s Premier Residential Buildings

Last Saturday marked the final round of Spirit Coffee Morning at some of Melbourne’s premier residential buildings utilising Spirit’ Ultra-Fast Fibre network including Victoria Points, Triptych, Bank, 109 Clarendon and Scala Apartments. Spirit Coffee Morning is a two-hour customer-engagement activation at MultiDwelling units (MDUs) held on a weekend. Residents were treated to freshly made espresso coffee for free in the foyer, while engaging in meaningful interaction with Spirit representatives in respect to the company’s Ultra-Fast Fibre Internet options available in the building. Queries taken from customers centred on issues such as comparisons between copper (ADSL) and Ultra-Fast Fibre Internet, Spirit vs [...]

2017-11-08T15:27:09+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Spirit named Australia’s Fastest ISP

Spirit is proud to be named Australia’s “Fastest Overall ISP” 2015 by PCMag, with a “Blazing top speed” index of 40.0 (faster than the NBN!). In Melbourne, we beat our nearest competitor by almost double the speed. We aim to provide Australia with an Internet connection that’s truly “Different Better”, and the results speak for themselves. Thank you for all your support! http://au.pcmag.com/networking/36536/news/fastest-isps-2015-australia ‪

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