NBN now in Blacktown

Superfast NBN has landed in Blacktown and things are moving quickly. Literally. We spoke to Robert and his mum who live in Blacktown about their NBN setup. They told us what it was like to connect to NBN with Optus and getting online. And when we hear good news from our customers, like they're "very happy with speed and reliability" of NBN, we think that's something to celebrate! #NBNparty

We've never been ones to toot our own horn, and that hasn't changed. Because it's NBN that's making the waves. Just think of us as the surfboard that gets you on board for the ride. #hang10NBN

NBN Installation: quick & simple

Once Robert and his mum had checked the NBN map to make sure the NBN rollout had reached their place, it was simply a matter of giving us a call to start the NBN installation process. We sorted out the nbn appointment, about which Robert said, "once cabled under the driveway and installed, the guy from nbn installed the box inside and then it got activated." #tooeasy

Overall Robert and his mum didn't encounter any problems when getting all their NBN-tech installed and receiving their nbnTM Starter Pack. But if you decide you want a hand with getting NBN live at your place, you can use our professional installation service for a small, one-off fee.

(Ps. If you want to be prepared for getting NBN at your place, we recommend having a look over our NBN Starter Checklist)

Getting the NBN modem

And getting their new NBN modem connected once they'd signed up for their Optus NBN plan was just as simple. "Optus provided the preconfigured modem unlike some companies," Robert said, which meant it was easy to hook up their modem to their NBN connection box and get online.

All that Robert and his mum had to do once NBN was up and running was cancel their old service and connect their devices to their shiny new NBN modem. #jobdone

Exploring NBN possibilities #catchmeifyoucan

Robert and his mum enjoy using the internet for lots of things at their place, so it was really important to them to find a plan that fit all their needs. They love having stacks of entertainment on hand for those spontaneous movie nights and wanted access to their Netflix membership to watch their favourite exclusive shows. And that's why they chose our unlimited data NBN Entertainment plan. In their words, it was just "too compelling a bundle to pass up." #mmmsavings

They love all the inclusions, from getting Optus TV with Fetch so they can pause, rewind and record live TV, to having access to 35+ subscription channels and on-demand movie rentals. The free calls to home phones from their landline also are perfect for them, as they love having regular chats with their family and friends.

And let's not forget their favourite perk – unlimited data! So they don't have to worry about hiding the WiFi password when relatives come over - it really is the more, the merrier at their house. "Web, email, streaming TV, movies and Netflix" topped their list of what they love doing online. And what's Robert's mum's favourite way to use the internet you ask? "NETFLIX - what a joy and so easy to access even for a dinosaur like me!" #Netflixaddiction

Well we don't think there's anything Jurassic about Robert and his mum's place in Blacktown - it sounds like they could already be living in the future of superfast internet!

Want to talk NBN?

If you want to know more about the NBN rollout and how to get connected to NBN, you can get in touch with one of our friendly team members:

Speed: The range of speeds above are only an indication of what you may experience on your service. The speed you will experience depends on a number of factors including your access type, demand on the Network and local conditions such as internet traffic, your line condition, your hardware and software, the data source or destination and your location which can interfere with reception and speed.