Tomorrow, I should have my NBN installation complete - finally!

By Anthony Garreffa on Jun 16, 2014 at 7:58 am CDT

Right now, I am tethered to the mobile connection on my Telstra-powered (Australia's biggest mobile network) Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone, as I have no home Internet connection. I've recently moved into a new house, which is in a brand new estate - and NBN-enabled. If you don't know what the NBN is, it's Australia's National Broadband Network.

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The NBN provides users with up to 100/40Mbps connections for a decent price ($100 or so for 1TB data at 100/40Mbps) which in Australia's terms - is pretty damn good. They came a month ago and said that they couldn't install it because my fence was in the way, which was something they could've drilled through - but from what I've read online, the NBN contractors seem to do these types of things often.

I had to make another appointment before I flew to Taiwan for Computex two weeks ago, and that appointment is a little over 12 hours from now. Being tethered to my mobile connection is killing me, so I'm hoping to have my fiber connection up and running tomorrow. I'm a little excited, as I'll actually be able to download and play Watch Dogs, and a bunch of other games that I've been waiting to play.

I even went to buy a Nintendo Wii U today, but hesitated because I have no Internet connection - all I want to do is play Mario Kart 8! This is the world we live in now though, isn't it - without an Internet connection, what good are all these fancy consumer electronics? #firstworldproblems.

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