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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.

Save $10 a month for the first 6 months when you sign up to...

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There's a lot going on in the world at the moment and the reality is, homes need the Internet to stay in touch. Aussie Broadband has recognised this and extended an offer via their Facebook page to save on...

Another week in, data shows broadband services are feeling the pressure

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A week ago, we saw data that Australia's fixed broadband was holding up under changing conditions. Mobile services weren't doing quite as well, but were still relatively functional. The update to that data from Ookla shows that...

Are you working from home now? Here’s our top NBN plans for you

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If you're like me, these last few weeks you've started working from home for the first time in forever. For the longest time, my internet connection was something which had to work first thing in the morning, during the...

Netflix Australia will reduce data use 25% for 30 days but maintain screen resolution...

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Netflix Australia has announced that it will be reducing the amount of data used by streams in Australia by 25% for 30 days to assist broadband and mobile networks while they adjust to increased numbers of people working from...

Ookla Speedtest shows Australia’s Internet services holding up as COVID-19 hits

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Ookla has provided independent insight into how various services in Australia and overseas perform. A current and very real issue we are facing is the consistency - or lack of - from our internet service providers. Specifically, as our workforce...

Teenagers in Europe dismayed: TikTok suspends HD streaming for 30 days

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TikTok has taken off recently with it now being hugely popular with so many of our youth. Although it is basically just short mobile videos it, like other streaming services, still uses a large amount of bandwidth ...

Superloop suspends all data caps on metered NBN broadband plans

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The pandemic continues to scale up and now we're in a position where, if possible, people are working from home. One of the issues with this is the increasing stress on broadband networks, both in terms of more users online...

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...

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