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OptusNet Review

Posted: October 26, 2004 - 9:09:42 PM

Posts: 2
Joined: October 26, 2004

Plan Name: Unlimited*
Broadband Type: Cable
Monthly Cost: $64
Activation Time: 7 days

Speed: 95%
Reliability 90%
Tech Support: 80%
Presales Info: 85%
Features: 65%
Value: 70%
Overall: 81%

Pros: Fast, quite reliable
Cons: Low download limit, 28k shaping, no free downloads

While OptusNet has excellent download speeds (up to 700KB/s), the low download limits on its plans and very slow capping mean that the more regular Internet user has to be careful how much they download. OptusNet hosts no free mirrors and has no free peering, so downloads can eat through your cap quite quick. OptusNet cable was quite reliable and I only suffered a few outages. Also, they have a strict no-server policy and are known to be fast to respond to any illegal p2p usage.