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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.

Aussie Broadband is tracking bush fire locations to offer assistance to affected Aussie NBN...

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Data, it's everywhere, and if we could just organise it a little better it's possible to make a difference ... after all that was the original mission of Google, "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible...

ACCC says Optus NBN has “highest percentage of maximum download speeds” but is Optus...

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its latest Measuring Broadband Australia report this week, and it found that Optus had delivered the highest percentage of maximum download speeds during the busy evening period. Optus is understandably excited...

NBN Co will allow HFC customers to self-install, speeding up installs

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In a bid to speed up connection times for new NBN customers in metro areas, NBN Co will re-commence self-install as an option for NBN over HFC customers soon. In a similar manner to FTTC customers who can - in...

NBN Co apologises for one of its contractors removing asbestos safely .. but without...

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ABC News has reported this week that NBN Co is apologising to a Perth family for one of its contractors removing asbestos from a communications pit without giving the family proper warning or information about what was to happen. Whoops. What...

Here is a list of the best NBN plans, ranked by speed

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The NBN is ~meant~ to be fast, but as you probably know, not all NBN providers are equal. An NBN 100 plan on one telco, say Telstra, won’t necessarily be the same speed as an NBN 100 plan on Optus,...

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...

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...
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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...

ACCC announces that TPG delivers fastest NBN speeds in its 6th NBN speed report

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The ACCC has yesterday crowned the best NBN provider in its sixth report on real-world NBN speeds, with TPG once again taking out the crown this time round. The sixth report on real-world NBN speeds from the ACCC found that...

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...

Optus announces new NBN plans, but are they good value?

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Earlier this morning, Optus has launched three new nbn plans, offering new customers in selected homes more speed and a range of Optus perks when they transition to the nbn. Optus will offer two new nbn Broadband bundle plans which...

NBN pushes ahead with wholesale plan changes, offering plans with reduced upload speeds

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Perhaps our hopes and dreams for a truly national broadband network were a touch unrealistic. Australia's political landscape was never going to permit the investment needed to deliver us gigabit connections any time soon, but perhaps we might've got...

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...

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...

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...

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