Spirit Telecom has implemented an unlimited 200 megabit per second (Mbps) fibre optic connection for residents of the Triptych apartments in Southbank, Melbourne.
The Victorian telecommunications company paired a ‘fibre to the basement’ connection with a private internal network to bypass Triptych’s copper and create a network of switches which can deliver the speeds.
The outcome is a download rate that doubles the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) 100Mbps frequently-quoted benchmark.
Spirit managing director, Geoff Neate, told ARN the switches can be upgraded to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) speeds if Triptych requires the extra throughput in future.
The unlimited services is priced from $56 for a 12Mbps down and 1Mbps up connection. The 200Mbps package costs $169. Several options lie in between the two.
Neate revealed that 57 per cent of its customers opt for the 100Mbps option.
According to Triptych owner’s corporation chair, Larry Howard, Spirit’s fibre network is a valuable asset for the central-Melbourne high-rise.
“We have one of Melbourne’s best residential buildings and it is appropriate that we provide access to the best services,” Howard said.
“Our fibre optic install has been configured to allow for in-apartment download speeds of up to 200Mbps. I believe that makes Triptych Australia’s fastest building."
Residents living in Triptych are not obliged to switch to Spirit; those who prefer to continue with their ADSL connection can do so.
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