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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.

Australia’s NBN now reaches 10 million homes .. mostly with last century technology

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This week the government-owned NBNCo announced that Australia's National Broadband Network had passed 10 million homes, with those properties now able to connect to the national network. With just one year until the network build is scheduled to be...

Think your NBN is quick? NBN Co has connections approaching 1Gbps in field tests

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The original promise of the NBN - before the subsequent Liberal government screwed it - was near universal Fibre to the Premises which would - with upgrades - have enabled gigabit connections to most Australian homes in the very...

Google’s redesigned the News tab in search results, rolling out soon

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Google's been going through a bit of a visual refresh cycle of late, working out how to present better information rather than more. Your News search results are the latest to benefit. Curiously announced by way of an animated GIF...

Could a quick snip make your NBN faster? How to make sure your home...

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Let's face it - the NBN is a mixed bag at best. If you're lucky enough to have Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), you're probably enjoying super fast internet, assuming you can get a data point to where the...

Dodo faces an ACCC penalty for false advertising

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Some of Dodo's NBN plans from November 2015 through March 2018 were advertised as "Perfect for Streaming". However, to tech-savvy customers, the 12 megabit download speed and 10GB data cap on those plans would suggest otherwise - and the...

Huawei slams Australia’s mismanagement of the NBN project, leaving Australia with a “catastrophe” of...

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Huawei Technologies Australia's chief technology officer David Soldani has given his scathing assessment of the National Broadband Network, and the Australian Government's management of the shambolic technology project. Mr Soldani labelled the network (and the $51 billion dollars spent on...

Beware of NBN scams, with $500,000 taken from unsuspecting victims

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A lack of understanding about Australia's National Broadband Network is leading to an influx of scammers, taking unsuspecting consumers for a ride to the tune of half a million dollars this year so far. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...

Aussie Broadband shows us how to sign up to an NBN plan in just...

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If you've finally had the NBN connected to your place - or if you're interested in changing plans - the good news is the hardest part is behind you. Waiting for the NBN to come to your area, and...
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Signing up to an NBN plan: What do all the numbers and inclusions mean?

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If you've been following our NBN journey, we've been through the different NBN connection types and what they mean for you as a customer. Unfortunately, you don't get much choice in what technology is used to connect your household...

Asus AX6100 AiMesh system brings expandability and high speed connection to your home

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We've seen some great mesh Wi-Fi systems over the last couple of years from the Dlink Covr, Linksys Velop and Netgear Orbi systems. Asus have upped the ante with their latest entry the AX6100 which is a pair of...

Officeworks has launched its own MVNO and NBN Network with Accord Connect

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Officeworks has launched its own MVNO, called Accord Mobile with Officeworks, and is offering some pretty great prepaid mobile and data plans. Accord Mobile with Officeworks - which has now begun rolling out through your local Officeworks store and online...

Get to know the NBN – Different connection types and what they mean

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A couple of weeks ago, I came home to a letter in my mailbox. It was from one of the NBN ISPs advising me that the NBN was coming to my building, and telling me to sign up with...

Around 50% of homes in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have the oldest NBN technology

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The NBN was touted as dream infrastructure, and the Coalition says it is close to completing the A$50 billion national broadband network. But Australia recently slipped three spots to place 62nd in global broadband rankings, with our average download speed of 35.11 Mbps...

Ask Ausdroid: What’s the most affordable NBN when migrating from low-cost ADSL?

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In response to an NBN story we ran over the weekend, Ausdroid reader Helen Draper gets in touch to ask about migrating to the NBN from her ADSL connection. Helen asks: I was under the impression that we were promised...

ICYMI – Ausdroid’s fastest NBN plans according to the ACCC for May 2019

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Last week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released its fifth report on real-world NBN speeds. The results are actually pretty good, and seem to be improving every time. Download speeds generally increased when compared to the previous quarter,...

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