Internet Speed: Are You Getting What You Pay For?

With a multitude of Internet service providers (ISPs) and a world of bundles, packages and contracts out there, how can you tell what kinds of speeds and specs you need? Once you’re all signed up, how can you tell you’re actually getting what you pay for? This is a common question and our experts here at Spirit have developed a collection of articles to help us understand how Internet speed works and what to look out for. Picture this: you’re watching Netflix on a Friday evening, streaming the new season of your favourite show. For the first few minutes you’re struggling [...]

2018-05-09T09:08:22+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

How to protect your business if your Internet connection fails

You wouldn’t run your business without insurance. Well, your business Internet needs back-up protection too! A constant Internet connection is more often than not critical for businesses. Many companies now rely on the cloud for many aspects of running their business – just think how many people do their accounting with cloud-based software. For many people, of course, their whole business is on the web. So “no web, no business”! And many businesses rely on instant communications with colleagues, suppliers and customers. So, what would an Internet outage cost your business? Chaos? Shut down? Hassle you just don’t need in your [...]

2018-05-16T12:21:46+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

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 Well to put it simply, it means that the NBN will continue to install relatively outdated technology that delivers slower and less reliable speeds.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

Do I Have To Switch To The NBN?

I need the Internet. Do I have to switch to the NBN? There’s a lot of interest in the NBN currently, and with good reason. Australia has put up with slow Internet for far too long, and with an increasing desire to access a genuinely fast service, especially for streaming TV and music at home, or downloading and uploading large files at work, this has become a priority for many people. But the NBN is most definitely NOT the only way to access the Internet. In fact, Spirit has just been independently rated as Melbourne’s fastest Internet Provider[1]. So how has [...]

2017-12-11T16:35:32+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

What Makes The Spirit Network “Different. Better.”

Well for a start our network is not the NBN. And that’s a good thing for you! Yes, you really do have an alternative to the NBN, and it’s a great one.   Sorting Through The Confusion There’s a lot of uncertainty in the Internet market in Australia about who does what. In particular, no one is quite sure what the NBN actually is, and who the ever-growing group of resellers are. Just exactly who is selling what, and is it actually any good? Australia is entering a new era of Internet usage based on a mixture of fibre, copper, wireless [...]

2017-12-11T16:38:37+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’re Serious About Internet

Spirit Managing Director, Geoff Neate, spoke to Telecom Times last week about who Spirit is; and who we want to be in the High Speed Internet market. Geoff committed that we're not here to take on the NBN. We're a genuine alternative to the NBN, and we work to deliver the amazing speeds Australia deserves. "Where we go, where we enter into a particular market, be it a building or geographic expansion, we’re going to go in with a strategy that allows us to win. We win by providing better Internet - Serious Internet." What It Means To Have "Serious Internet" The [...]

2018-05-02T17:02:37+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Tags: , , |
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