What is nbn™?
nbn™ is Australia’s new broadband network. It’s a fast and reliable internet connection that aims to prepare homes and businesses for the future. The Federal Government has funded this upgrade because Australia’s old copper phone lines weren’t coping with how we use the internet today.
The upgraded network is delivered through a mix of fibre-optic cable, copper phone lines, fixed wireless and satellite.
Want to compare with fibre broadband? We break it down for you.
What is NBN?
So you’ve heard the term nbnTM
…and you know you need internet
…but you are not quite sure what it actually all means?
Australians’ are using the internet more than ever, Streaming your favourite shows, music on demand, gaming at any hour, video calls with friends and family…
…not to mention watching hilarious cat videos.
The nbnTM is Australia’s National Broadband Network and it’s specifically designed to transfer the large amounts of data needed for all this entertainment. It does this over fibre optic cables.
NBN co is the company behind this They’re driving the nbnTM rollout across Australia.
When you’ll be on the nbnTM depends on where you live. If nbnTM co have completed the rollout in your area, you’ll be asked to switch to nbnTM. Where they haven’t finished, different broadband options are available to you.
So what are you eligible for? The good news is, we know!
Head to our Broadband plans page. Enter your address and we’ll tell you what’s available. And we’ll recommend the best plan for you.
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What’s the difference between nbn™ and other types of broadband?
In Australia, there are three types of broadband – nbn™, fibre (sometimes known as cable) and ADSL. We no longer offer ADSL plans as more customers now prefer the speed and performance of nbn™ and fibre options.
|Type||Technology||Max download speed||Max upload speed||Prone to congestion?
||Copper wires||24 Mbps||1 Mbps
|Fibre||Fibre optic cables||100 Mbps||40 Mbps
|nbn™||Fibre optic cables||100 Mbps||40 Mbps||No|