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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 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,...

Want premium NBN speed without the price tag? The new NBN 100/20 plans might...

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NBN Premium plans have always had a price tag to match, and this is something NBN Co has been working to address, to get faster broadband speeds into people's homes without costing quite so much money. The new NBN 100...

NBN replacing phone and internet lines to over 63,000 Sydney homes from this Friday

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More than 63,000 existing phone (landline) and internet connections (HFC, ADSL/ADSL2) across Sydney are set to be disconnected and replaced with NBN connections by the end of this week, with customers advised there will be disruptions expected. The Daily Telegraph...

NBN providing free communication relief for those in evacuation centres

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There are some major issues with communications in bushfire affected areas. Sadly, there are people who currently have no home and - due to the impact on the mobile network infrastructure - no way to communicate as they’re living...

NBN Co technicians completely missed a staggering 350 appointments per day in 2018-19

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Everyone knows someone with an NBN Co horror story - missed appointments, technicians that show up late (or don't know what their doing), or those that install NBN equipment in ridiculous locations. All of that pales in significance alongside this...

NBN Co to offer 750 / 50 Mbps plans as a “near gigabit” speed...

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NBN Co has announced plans to trial a new speed tier for customers connected over HFC, offering huge 750 Mbps download speeds and relatively modest 50 Mbps upload speeds. The announcement comes as the national broadband network operator looks for...

Optus 5G network is delivering higher speeds and cheaper than the NBN

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Welcome to the NBN Maidstone Victoria… or should you be welcomed to the Optus network? It seems the answer is the latter, because the NBN took so long to reach Maidstone that it was beaten to the finish line...

Aussie Broadband announces new, cheaper NBN plans taking advantage of new speed tiers

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Aussie Broadband has shaken up its residential NBN plans today, offering new - and more affordable - plans. Some of the new plans take advantage of NBN Co's newly announced speed tiers at the 250 / 25 Mbps and...

Think you smash your NBN connection? Try this guy, with 26TB downloaded in one...

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One of the great things about having a fast Internet connection is that you can download more stuff. Whether it's faster Playstation updates, streaming your favourite movies and TV shows, or .. um .. downloading some Linux ISOs .....

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...

NBN Co offering a new year discount on wholesale 100 Mbps plan pricing

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Before it launches new 100/20 Mbps plans in May next year, NBN Co will offer some pricing enticements to retail service providers (RSPs) from 1 January 2020 in a bid to convince customers that the lower priced plan offerings...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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