📅 Posted 2020-09-26
So, this whole ‘work from home’ thing is working out OK yeah?
What if you wanted to get out of the city centre, out of Sydney and move to a ‘more’ country location and keep working as if you were in the room next door?
Good internet is a must. And there is only one worthwhile technology: Fibre to the Premises (FTTP). Anything else is just a waste of time.
Why the NBN got junked and turned into a hodge-podge of outdated technologies is definitely beyond the scope of this article. So, let’s keep things positive and consider places around NSW which have a large amount of fibre for that sweet-sweet gigabit connection potential!
Casting my eyes across the NBN MTM rollout map, I see the following places have decent connections:
- Coffs Harbour
- Gungahlin (technically ACT)
- Kiama Downs
- South Maitland
- The Entrance
There’s a fair few more subdivisions around the state and some new areas which also have FTTP, but I won’t go into too much detail listing those here. I wanted to focus on the places which have a majority of FTTP available and where you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a great connection.
Kiama is probably the standout option here, with a train connection back to Sydney and a lovely village feel. The train ride is a tad over 2 hours, which is not bad considering the distance travelled and could be tolerable once or twice a week.
Where would you move to?