timmmay: Cable works, and it's reliable. I had it for years and it was fine. When anything goes wrong support can be very slow to answer and sometimes you have to resort to social media to get things fixed. This is one reason I left.
Cable doesn't work in a power cut, it relies on pole mounted repeaters. Disaster proofing is another reason I left. Of course you need a UPS to use your internet in a power cut anyway.
TC cable was weird routing, so connecting to Australia sites has pings that can be higher >100ms, they should be around 35ms. This is another reason I left.
If you can get UFB, get it. If you can get VDSL, that's a tough one. If you want a connection that's usually reliable, goes out during power outages, and can tolerate customer service that ranges from sometimes pretty good through to worst-of-breed, then go for cable.
If I couldn't get UFB I'd consider cable again, but I'd consider VDSL alongside it.
Cheers for that info. The best we can get with any other ISP is standard ADSL, so everything considered I think VF cable is the way to go.