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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.

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...

Asus Zen Wi-Fi XT8 review – Mesh Wi-Fi with everything you need now and...

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You can still get a plain old broadband router, but if you’ve even got a hint of Wi-Fi coverage issues in your house you should consider mesh as an option. It’s not just because of the better coverage, it...

NBN Co has re-launched its Technology Choice program with ‘instant’ quotes, but don’t get...

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After the Morrison government announced changes to the NBN rollout back in September, NBN Co almost immediately put its Technology Choice program on hold. The program - which allows NBN users to pay for an upgrade to Fibre to...

Speetest data shows that Australia’s mobile broadband speeds are world leading, fixed broadband not...

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In the past, we've taken a look at our fixed and mobile broadband services, their capacity and how NBN stacks up globally. While it's still nowhere near world-leading, the average speeds delivered by NBN has improved in global...

Does AGL’s new NBN energy discount bundle have a big flaw?

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Australia's largest energy generator and major energy retailer AGL has decided to sell NBN plans under it's own brand. AGL bought regional telco Southern Phone a year ago so is likely using the systems and staff acquired from...

Telstra post-paid customers can now get incoming calls on Google home/nest speakers and displays

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Telstra is the first mobile carrier in the world to enable inbound calls from your mobile on Google Home and Nest Devices. The feature has apparently been live for 2-3 weeks but unfortunately this new feature is only available...

NBN Co’s Technology Choice delivers gigabit speeds (almost) on demand .. but it isn’t...

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Those who've followed my journey over many a year will know of our woeful internet journey. Back in the early 2010's, we lived in a nice older apartment that had Telstra HFC Cable, and we had nice 100mb speeds. After...

NBN Co reveals which suburbs will be upgraded from Fibre to the Node to...

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As part of wide-sweeping changes to the NBN network strategy identified in September, more than 100,000 premises are set to benefit from the ability to connect Fibre to the Premises. The vastly superior network technology is being made available...

For those continuing with NBN Technology Choice, installations are moving quickly

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After an announcement in September that many NBN customers will likely receive a free (or significantly discounted) upgrade to full fibre to the home in coming years, one could only expect that a number of Technology Choice applicants would...

ALDI selling a smart TV and smart home cameras next Saturday 17th October

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ALDI Special Buys are always interesting as they tend to bring some great tech deals at quite reasonable prices. Though it can be also a bit hit and miss at times also but its seems they might have some...

NBN confirms that Technology Choice applicants can cancel and refund if they’d rather wait...

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With the announcement that NBN Co will vastly expand its fibre to the premises offering over the next three to four years, those who've paid NBN Co to provide this upgrade directly have been in limbo the past few...

NBN Co says its reviewing Technology Choice, will offer refunds for some applicants

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Those who've followed my journey to get decent internet will know it's been a long journey. From a couple of years living with patchy 4G coverage, it's been a welcome relief in recent times to find a rental with...

NBN Technology Choice program in limbo, paid customers left with uncertain upgrades

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With the recent announcements that NBN Co will overbuild much of its fibre to the node (FTTN) network with fibre capable of supporting fibre to the premises (FTTP), it seems that more questions have been raised than answers given,...

Telstra’s NBN offerings are set to get better with no extra cost to consumers

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Telstra is one of several big players in the NBN field, but they also have their eyes set on being the player to beat. Earlier we saw the targeted approach to 5G home broadband offerings, but there's more...

Telstra looking to take on the NBN with fixed wireless 5G home broadband product

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Telstra is looking to launch its own 5G fixed-wireless home broadband product to directly compete against the federal government’s National Broadband Network company, NBN Co, at a time when it, along with its other peer competitors are arguing over...

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