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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.

Australian Communications Minister asks YouTube, Netflix and Stan to reduce streaming video quality

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We previously reported that Netflix has agreed to reduce streaming quality to Europe and now it seems Australia may follow. The drastic measures come as the Corona Virus pandemic continues to rapidly escalate in Australia. One of the side...

Demand on telephony and broadband networks due to COVID-19 causing havoc

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As the global situation changes due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many people are being asked to work from home to help avoid spreading the virus to clients and co-workers.  This shift will place higher demand on networks such as...

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...

All Aussie Broadband NBN and ADSL customers will receive unlimited daytime data due to...

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Aussie Broadband has announced a range of measures in response to COVID-19, including assistance for customers required to work from home. Managing Director, Phil Britt said the company’s network is already set up to meet the highest levels of traffic...

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...

MATE has introduced a new NBN 25 plan with a great price

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Mate has made its name for being a friendly, approachable company. While most people probably don't care whether their telco is friendly or not, they do care about value, and Mate offers that too - an easy-to-use product bundles...

When speed data shows Australia’s fixed broadband ranks 64th globally, how can the NBN...

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Many Australians think the NBN is a bit of a disappointment speed-wise, but there's a big difference between having a bit of a whinge and having some data to back it up. One of the sites I keep a reasonably...

Optus release their 5G Consumer Streaming Survey 2020 — majority choosing it for reliability

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Optus, like the other Australian 5G carrier, have had a rough start to their 5G network but now that they are up to 500 operational towers (compared with >800 for their competitor) they are seeing an increase in customer...

Telstra gives up on high speed promise for NBN FTTN, FTTB and FTTC customers

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The National Broadband Network's multi-technology mix has long been criticised for delivering high-quality internet to some and poor-quality, 20th century copper connections to everyone else (and worse, some are stuck on satellite and fixed wireless). The multi-technology mix has been...

Dear Ausdroid: My NBN speeds are slower than my plan should be, what can...

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It's a complaint we hear far too often - not getting the speeds we expect from NBN plans. Unlike previous generation technology - where speeds were often fairly constant - there's a lot of reasons why your NBN connection...

Signing up for the NBN? How to choose the right plan

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Australia's NBN offers a range of speed tiers - and associated prices - and it can be a little confusing choosing the right plan for you. Some will say you should spend more and get the fastest plan available,...

Superloop is offering a killer deal on its NBN plans – save $21 a...

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Superloop already offers the fastest typical evening speeds for NBN plans - and in my experience, those claims hold water, my NBN has never been faster. Thanks Superloop! However, if fast speeds aren't enough to capture your attention, what...

More 250 Mbps NBN plans being connected, despite not being officially available yet

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For most people in Australia, the fastest NBN plans available stop at 100 Mbps, but there are plans that are much faster than this. Plans up to 250 Mbps are available in some areas and from some providers, and...

Fibre to the Node (FTTN) responsible for virtually all underperforming NBN services

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In a surprise to no one, more than 10 percent of Australian households connected to the NBN aren't getting the speeds they're paying for. Why? They're connected to the NBN via inferior technology that might not ever be upgraded. The...

Aussie Broadband tops the telco charts for the 3rd month in a row

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Aussie Broadband announced this week that it has topped the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards for the 3rd month in a row, with a customer service rating of 92%, well above the industry average of 74%. According to Roy Morgan,...

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