+ Friday January 24th, 2020

NBN – National Broadband Network

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.

January, 2020

  • 18 January

    Want premium NBN speed without the price tag? The new NBN 100/20 plans might be the answer

    NBN Premium plans have always had a price tag to match, and this is something NBN Co has been working to address, to get faster broadband speeds into people’s homes without costing quite so much money. The new NBN 100 / 20 plans are NBN Co’s answer, and while they …

  • 15 January

    NBN replacing phone and internet lines to over 63,000 Sydney homes from this Friday

    More than 63,000 existing phone (landline) and internet connections (HFC, ADSL/ADSL2) across Sydney are set to be disconnected and replaced with NBN connections by the end of this week, with customers advised there will be disruptions expected. The Daily Telegraph are reporting that from this Friday (17th January 2020) about …

  • 10 January

    Here are the fastest NBN plans available in January 2020

    Selecting an NBN provider can be tough, especially when trying to opt for faster plans. Factors like CVC capacity can affect how fast your real-world speeds are, especially during high usage periods. Internet providers tell you the typical evening speeds, which is when usage tends to be the highest. The …

  • 6 January

    NBN providing free communication relief for those in evacuation centres

    There are some major issues with communications in bushfire affected areas. Sadly, there are people who currently have no home and – due to the impact on the mobile network infrastructure – no way to communicate as they’re living in evacuation centres. NBN Co has joined the mobile carriers in …

  • 3 January

    NBN Co technicians completely missed a staggering 350 appointments per day in 2018-19

    Everyone knows someone with an NBN Co horror story – missed appointments, technicians that show up late (or don’t know what their doing), or those that install NBN equipment in ridiculous locations. All of that pales in significance alongside this one disturbing statistic from 2018-19 which has just come to …

December, 2019

  • 20 December

    NBN Co to offer 750 / 50 Mbps plans as a “near gigabit” speed tier for HFC customers

    NBN Co has announced plans to trial a new speed tier for customers connected over HFC, offering huge 750 Mbps download speeds and relatively modest 50 Mbps upload speeds. The announcement comes as the national broadband network operator looks for ways to deliver gigabit speeds to customers, and after recent …

  • 20 December

    Optus 5G network is delivering higher speeds and cheaper than the NBN

    Welcome to the NBN Maidstone Victoria… or should you be welcomed to the Optus network? It seems the answer is the latter, because the NBN took so long to reach Maidstone that it was beaten to the finish line by Optus 5G. Better yet, NBN hasn’t even crossed the line …

  • 11 December

    Aussie Broadband announces new, cheaper NBN plans taking advantage of new speed tiers

    Aussie Broadband has shaken up its residential NBN plans today, offering new – and more affordable – plans. Some of the new plans take advantage of NBN Co’s newly announced speed tiers at the 250 / 25 Mbps and 100 / 20 Mbps levels. As an NBN retailer, Aussie Broadband …

  • 7 December

    Think you smash your NBN connection? Try this guy, with 26TB downloaded in one month

    One of the great things about having a fast Internet connection is that you can download more stuff. Whether it’s faster Playstation updates, streaming your favourite movies and TV shows, or .. um .. downloading some Linux ISOs .. a fast NBN connection can meet your needs. It’s not uncommon …

  • 5 December

    Grab a special on these NBN plans in the lead up to Christmas

    Everyone loves a special, and why not a special on your Internet bill in the lead up to the festive (and already expensive) season. We’ve got deals from Superloop, Kogan, MyRepublic and Telstra, so let’s take a look. First up is Superloop, which we’ve covered recently, which has $21 off …

  • 2 December

    Optus fined $6.4m by Federal Court for false NBN disconnection claims

    Late last week, Optus was stung to the tune of $6.4m by the Federal Court of Australia, following legal action taken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over misleading NBN claims. Last May, the telco emailed some 139,000 broadband customers advising them that their existing (pre-NBN) broadband services from …

November, 2019