What is the NBN?
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia’s first national wholesale-only, open access communications network that is being built to bring high speed broadband and telephone services within the reach of all Australian premises. The NBN will utilise three technologies; fibre, fixed wireless and satellite, expected to make possible improved ways for you to connect with one another. Within the next decade, the plan is for every home, school and workplace in the country to have access to the NBN.
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NBN Speeds Explained
Historically Internet speeds for Australia was determined by what suburb you lived in and how far away you lived from the Telstra exchange. With the NBN utilising new technology in Fibre optics the industry is able to offer higher and more consistent speeds.
Hover or tap on the speed bracket below to get an understanding of what that speed tier can do for you. Remember the first number is download and the second is upload meaning you can download 12Mbps and upload 1Mbs for a 12/1 service.
Base 12/1 Mbps
This means your top download NBN speed (theoretically) is 12 Megabits per second, and your top upload NBN speed is 1 Megabit per second. The basic package – These speeds are comparable to an average ADSL2+ connection.
Fast 25/5 Mbps
Max download speeds of 25 Megabits per second and max upload speeds of 5 megabits per second. Getting quicker – perfect for checking facebook, emails and most standard home use.
Faster 50/20 Mbps
Max download speeds of 50 Megabits per second, and Max upload speeds of 20 Megabits per second. YouTube yourself silly.
Booming 100/40 Mbps
Max download speeds of 100 Megabits per second, and Max upload speed is 40 Megabits per second. Strap yourself in! This is serious speed for serious users – download a movie from iTunes in about 2 minutes!
What can the NBN do for me?
The NBN is awesome, but getting your service up and running can take time. This page should help explain the steps in getting your service. As a guide we aim to have all services activated within 20 business days of your initial order. In most cases it will take less than this and in some cases it may take longer. We want you experiencing the NBN as soon as possible and we will do everything we can to get you setup quickly. Click the read more button to see how this should go.
NBN Ready Routers
NBN ready routers will ensure you get the most out of your NBN experience. Not all routers are the same. Your current router may be NBN-capable but you will need to check the manufacturer’s specifications. We have routers that will support the NBN.