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 Well to put it simply, it means that the NBN will continue to install relatively outdated technology that delivers slower and less reliable speeds.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: , , , , , |

‘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: , , , , , |

Press Release: Spirit Telecom launches up to 200Mbps fibre optic residential Internet

Triptych apartments in Southbank, Melbourne in collaboration with Spirit Telecom has now made up to 200Mbps Internet available to each resident in their prestigious high rise building. Spirit has lifted the ‘how fast is fast?’ argument to a new level with the introduction of the 200Mbps unlimited fibre optic plan. As ‘smart’ network enabled devices continue to demand additional bandwidth, this new Internet speed benchmark has enabled Triptych residents to enjoy the fastest Internet available and future proof their building with speeds twice that of the NBN. Recently installed, residents are already enjoying the benefits of speeds of up to 200Mbps. [...]

2017-11-08T15:26:13+00:00 January 3rd, 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, [...]

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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