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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.

Free NBN Fibre upgrade: Are you on NBN’s new list of 900,000 eligible homes?

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NBN has just revealed the latest list of suburbs and towns around Australia (including the first places in TAS, ACT and NT) where an additional 900,000 homes and businesses are set to benefit from a free upgrade from FTTN...

Speedtest shows NBN data delivery speeds are getting better, at least temporarily…

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When it comes to broadband options, we're not exactly leading the pack when you look at global data. But the latest data from the Speedtest Global Index shows Australia's NBN fixed broadband speeds are improving in speed and...

Amazon’s Eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi system could supercharge your NBN connection

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If you're updating your router or have your first Internet connection going in, you're probably evaluating whether to go with a router or mesh option. Once you've made that decision, you'll be delving into the myriad of brands...

Measuring Broadband Australia confirms what NBN Fixed Wireless customers know – the service sucks

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a quarterly Measuring Broadband Australia report for a few years now, and it's been a good barometer of the National Broadband Network's performance and customer satisfaction. This quarter's report is a little...

NBN rollout of HFC confirmed to recommence, but not soon enough if you’re waiting...

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For users awaiting connection to the NBN, but trapped by the shortage of HFC modems there is some good news light at the end of the tunnel. This just added to the nightmare that HFC connections is rapidly...

Telstra and Optus offer assistance to NSW customers in postcodes affected by NSW rain...

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Telstra and Optus have both announced help for people in NSW who have had their lives disrupted by the rain and floods. Optus Customers Optus Managing Director, Marketing & Revenue Matt Williams said: “We have all seen the frightening images of...

NBN Co consulting with the potential for FTTC connections having gigabit speed in the...

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The fractured delivery of NBN connections across Australia has caused excessively disparate speeds between neighbourhoods. The lucky folk on FTTP can choose their speeds with reckless abandon, with other connection types being far more restricted in speeds due to the...

The free NBN speed upgrade is a double edged sword for heavy data users

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Over the next 6 month or so, many NBN users will be getting a free speed upgrade through their retail providers. We’ve seen the vast majority of NBN retailers offering this upgrade, providing users connections are capable of...

Waiting for an NBN HFC connection? Orders to resume in May 2021

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We reported a little while ago that NBN Co had paused new activations for HFC customers following a worldwide shortage of the required components to make its HFC modems. Well, the resumption of HFC orders is in sight, but...

Not content with share of NBN revenue, TPG wants to move customers to its...

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If you had a choice between using (and paying for) NBN Co's national broadband network for your customers, or having those customers on your own infrastructure, which would you choose? The answer seems obvious - you'd choose your own....

NBN Co wants the ACCC to independently measure up 5G and other fibre providers

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It's becoming a common catch-cry that 5G could rival or best the National Broadband Network, and it's reached the point that NBN Co is now asking for a public, independent measure of such claims so people can make an...

ACCC tells NBN resellers – make sure you buy enough bandwidth for your customers

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At the height of the COVID-19 restrictions last year, NBN announced it would temporarily give extra bandwidth to resellers to meet customer demand at no extra cost ... but like all good things, that temporary bonus has come to...

Prepare to pay more for your internet Australia: NBN pricing model flags cost increase

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It's almost always the way; we don't often get news about things costing less as time goes on, and with internet access in Australia, it almost never gets cheaper. A number of ISPs hiked their prices last year in...

Aussie Broadband announces its first half-year results to the Australian Stock Exchange

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Aussie Broadband debuted on the Australian Stock Exchange last year, and has today published its first half-yearly results report as a publicly traded company. The highlight is having achieved revenue of $157.4m (which was around its forecast figure in the...

The huge number of Australians wanting NBN fibre upgrades will surprise you

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The original promise of the NBN was fibre to just about everybody, but politicians of various persuasions saw to it that this didn't quite happen. Fortunately, now, there's a plan for NBN Co to get fibre internet available to most...

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