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The National Broadband Network is how most Australians will connect to the Internet going forward.

To help you on your journey to connecting to the NBN and making the most out of your connection, we’ve got exclusive content on the best plans, best alternatives, connection guides and more.

How to: Keeping your NBN running during a power outage

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In our modern age of connectedness, we feel increasingly disconnected when the internet doesn't work, and if you suffer a power outage, everything without a battery in your house will pretty much stop working. Annoyingly, this includes your NBN connection,...

The NBN is “built and fully operational”, news to Ausdroid readers

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Just before Christmas, when the media was mostly focused elsewhere (including NSW's own COVID outbreak), the government made the somewhat surprising announcement that the National Broadband Network rollout was "built and fully operational". Of course, we knew better, but ran...

Australian Government declares NBN ‘built and fully operational’; quarter of a million homes can’t...

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The inevitable progression of Australia's National Broadband Network from public to private ownership is one step closer today, with the government declaring that the network is "built and fully operational". Earlier this morning, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher made the announcement,...

Weekend Warrior: Telstra makes traffic optimisation for gaming really simple

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If you're heavily into gaming there's a good chance you understand the concepts of lag and how it's better to use local servers than those overseas, but not everyone does. Equally, there's plenty of ways you can optimise your home...

If you’ve got Fibre NBN, D-Link WiFi can help get decent speed on all...

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After so many years of living in Australia's Internet backwater, I'd not really paid an awful lot of attention to how higher performance home networking had evolved and how it mattered to getting a good experience. After all, when...

Forget 5G, even 4G might give NBN a run for its money in consumers’...

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As someone who's relied on 4G internet for two years because we lived in a place that NBN forgot (thanks, shady developers) I never really thought I'd pen a story about mobile wireless rivalling fixed line services. I certainly never...

ACCC says NBN speeds have never been faster than in October 2020

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We've all relied on the NBN a lot this year to deliver fast internet speeds while we work from home instead of the office, and rather fortunately for most, NBN has delivered. In its latest Measuring Broadband Australia report, the...

Asus Zen Wi-Fi XT8 review – Mesh Wi-Fi with everything you need now and...

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You can still get a plain old broadband router, but if you’ve even got a hint of Wi-Fi coverage issues in your house you should consider mesh as an option. It’s not just because of the better coverage, it...

NBN Co has re-launched its Technology Choice program with ‘instant’ quotes, but don’t get...

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After the Morrison government announced changes to the NBN rollout back in September, NBN Co almost immediately put its Technology Choice program on hold. The program - which allows NBN users to pay for an upgrade to Fibre to...

Speetest data shows that Australia’s mobile broadband speeds are world leading, fixed broadband not...

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In the past, we've taken a look at our fixed and mobile broadband services, their capacity and how NBN stacks up globally. While it's still nowhere near world-leading, the average speeds delivered by NBN has improved in global...

Does AGL’s new NBN energy discount bundle have a big flaw?

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Australia's largest energy generator and major energy retailer AGL has decided to sell NBN plans under it's own brand. AGL bought regional telco Southern Phone a year ago so is likely using the systems and staff acquired from...

Telstra post-paid customers can now get incoming calls on Google home/nest speakers and displays

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Telstra is the first mobile carrier in the world to enable inbound calls from your mobile on Google Home and Nest Devices. The feature has apparently been live for 2-3 weeks but unfortunately this new feature is only available...

NBN Co’s Technology Choice delivers gigabit speeds (almost) on demand .. but it isn’t...

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Those who've followed my journey over many a year will know of our woeful internet journey. Back in the early 2010's, we lived in a nice older apartment that had Telstra HFC Cable, and we had nice 100mb speeds. After...

NBN Co reveals which suburbs will be upgraded from Fibre to the Node to...

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As part of wide-sweeping changes to the NBN network strategy identified in September, more than 100,000 premises are set to benefit from the ability to connect Fibre to the Premises. The vastly superior network technology is being made available...

For those continuing with NBN Technology Choice, installations are moving quickly

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After an announcement in September that many NBN customers will likely receive a free (or significantly discounted) upgrade to full fibre to the home in coming years, one could only expect that a number of Technology Choice applicants would...

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