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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.

Telstra has already reduced its NBN focus, and will challenge NBN for customers soon

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While NBN Co's own Fixed Wireless product is often derided for being slow and fairly uninspiring, wireless broadband from other providers has recently been a bit more hit and miss. Optus' Home Wireless Broadband product - delivered over the...

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...

Optus aims to increase revenue with new 5G home broadband plans $90 or $75

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Optus is about to launch two new 5G Home Broadband unlimited data internet plans allowing users the choice of $75/month for speeds capped at max 100Mbps or $90/month for uncapped speed including Optus Sport and a Fetch Mighty box...

Waiting for an NBN upgrade? FTTN users stuck in the slow lane while FTTC...

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NBN Co's latest corporate plan shows the national broadband network operator is serious about improving service speeds for Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) customers, however FTTN customers will be left behind. Released Friday, the 2020-23...

Up to 180,000 Telstra NBN customers could be eligible for refunds

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Back in 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took Telstra to court for promising customers speeds that it - and the customers' NBN connections - could not possibly deliver. One of the outcomes of that court case...

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

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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...

More NBN good news starts to emerge – will offer instant online quotes for...

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While yesterday's NBN news was mostly good news for all users of Australia's National Broadband Network, there were a number of changes to be found in the finer print after the Minister Paul Fletcher gave his speech to the...

Following the Vodafone deals iiNet, Internode and Westnet launch 5G home broadband options

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Following the launch of Vodafone's unlimited 5G home broadband option, affiliated ISPs iiNet, Internode and Westnet follow suit. The ups and downs of cellular connectivity are present in that you need to live at an approved address and your experience...

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...

NBN Co boosting bandwidth by 40% to respond to COVID-19 work from home demand

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With increased numbers of Australians self-isolating (or being forced to isolate) at home, our National Broadband Network has been seeing a surge in demand - whether it's people forced to be at home, or those choosing to work from...

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

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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...

Aussie Broadband and Launtel report strong sales of NBN Gigabit and 250Mbps plans

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Aussie Broadband has announced that over 2,289 new and existing customers have chosen the new NBN ultra-fast 1000/50 plans and a further 850 have signed up to the 250/25 tier since they were launched 3 days ago. Managing Director of...

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

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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...

NBN Co rules out the Netflix tax, proposes three new high-speed plans

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It seems the company behind Australia's national broadband network might have come to its senses, with NBN Co ruling out a mooted "Netflix tax", and instead proposing some new plan / pricing options in a pricing consultation paper released...

NBN Co establishing a regional business unit – focus on improving connections in country...

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The National Broadband Network will establish a new business unit focused on improving the connectivity of regional Australia. Announced by Communications Minister Paul Fletcher today, the new unit will cover the fixed wireless and satellite networks, and will deal...

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