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Almost 7 million Australians think they can ignore the NBN

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37% of the country is in for a rude shock.

The rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has attracted endless attention over the years. nbn’s current plans suggest that by mid-2018, nearly 50% of planned premises will be able to connect to the network via a mix of technologies, with the full rollout scheduled to be completed by 2020.

However, despite all the attention on the NBN rollout, new finder.com.au research shows that Australians are remarkably split about their approach to the NBN.

According to finder's survey data, 37% of those surveyed – representing a potential 6.7 million Australians – stated that they don’t know anything about the NBN and that they don’t plan on switching over to the network.

Even more surprising is that 18% of those surveyed were completely ignorant of the NBN and 17% indicated that they don't intend to switch to the NBN at all.

It's not all negative though. finder's survey showed that some 28% of the population – or roughly 5 million users – can’t wait to get an NBN connection, with plans to connect to the network in the first week that it’s available at their premise.

Of that group, 13% are hopeful that they will be able to connect on the very first day that it’s available. Logistically that could be a provisioning headache, but they’re certainly keen to get activated as soon as possible.

You can't ignore the NBN

There’s not much good in avoiding the NBN if you plan on having a cost-effective Internet connection once the NBN has rolled out. There are smaller-scale NBN-like rollouts such as TPG’s FTTB, although those are very much metropolitan-only options in selected locations.

The only other alternative would be for a mobile-only approach, which is feasible but a costly approach to your online life, especially given the rapid pace with which we’ve adopted streaming services such as Netflix and Stan.

Once an area is declared to be NBN-ready, existing fixed line broadband services will be switched off. For ADSL broadband services, NBN’s window for disconnection is no later than 18 months after declaration, although, in Optus HFC areas, Optus has been accelerating that process to as little as 30 days.

You don’t get a "choice" in your NBN technology, which is determined on a per-rollout-area basis, but you can choose plans from a variety of ISPs.

The effective reality of the NBN rollout is that by 2020 (if the rollouts go to plan – and that’s still up in the air at this stage) the vast majority of online Australians will be on an NBN plan.

Whether you’re in the eager adopter group or you're one of those who feel that they don’t know much about the NBN, what's essential is that you determine when the NBN will be made available in your area and what plans are available to you. Finder's NBN Tracker can assist you by making it clear when the NBN is coming to your home or business location, as well as providing you with a comparison of the plan choices available to you.

Connect to the NBN with one of these great value plans

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Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Dodo NBN100 Unlimited Comparison Exclusive
NBN
Month-to-month
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: $70/mth for the first 6 months, then $85/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.2.24
Exclusive
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
95Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
95Mbps
nbn™100
$70
per month
Min total cost is $70 for first month
Price
$70 per month
Min total cost is $70 for first month
TPG NBN50
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $99.95
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$74.99
per month
Min total cost is $74.99 for first month
Price
$74.99 per month
Min total cost is $74.99 for first month
iiNet NBN100 Liimitless
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $89.99/mth for the first 12 months, then $99.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
90Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
90Mbps
nbn™100
$89.99
per month
Min total cost is $89.99 for first month
Price
$89.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $89.99 for first month
Dodo NBN25 Unlimited Finder Exclusive
NBN
Month-to-month
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: $55/mth for the first 6 months, then $65/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.2.24
Exclusive
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
25Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
25Mbps
nbn™25
$55
per month
Min total cost is $55 for first month
Price
$55 per month
Min total cost is $55 for first month
Belong NBN Premium Broadband
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $80/mth for the first 6 months, then $90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.1.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $84. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$80
per month
Min total cost is $80 for first month
Price
$80 per month
Min total cost is $80 for first month
Tangerine NBN Value Plus
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $59.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $79.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase from $139.90
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$59.90
per month
Min total cost is $59.90 for first month
Price
$59.90 per month
Min total cost is $59.90 for first month
Optus Plus Everyday Fast nbn®
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: $89/mth for the first 6 months, normally $99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • Optus Ultra WiFi Modem Gen 2 included for $0 if you stay connected for 36 mths. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$89
per month
Min total cost is $395 for first month
Price
$89 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $395 for first month
Dodo NBN50 Unlimited Finder Exclusive
NBN
Month-to-month
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: $70/mth for the first 6 months, then $80/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.2.24
Exclusive
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$70
per month
Min total cost is $70 for first month
Price
$70 per month
Min total cost is $70 for first month
More Value Plus NBN
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first 3 months for CommBank customers, then $79.20/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.2.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase from $139.90
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$88
per month
Min total cost is $88 for first month
Price
$88 per month
Min total cost is $88 for first month
Tangerine NBN Value
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $49.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $64.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase from $139.90
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
25Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
25Mbps
nbn™25
$49.90
per month
Min total cost is $49.90 for first month
Price
$49.90 per month
Min total cost is $49.90 for first month
iPrimus Premium
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 12 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
95Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
95Mbps
nbn™100
$90
per month
Min total cost is $210 for first month
Price
$90 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $210 for first month
TPG NBN100
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $79.99/mth for the first 6 months, then $89.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $99.95
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
90Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
90Mbps
nbn™100
$79.99
per month
Min total cost is $79.99 for first month
Price
$79.99 per month
Min total cost is $79.99 for first month
AGL NBN Home Basic
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: AGL energy customers get this plan for $49/mth for the first 6 months, then $54/mth after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $149
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
25Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
25Mbps
nbn™25
$69
per month
Min total cost is $69 for first month
Price
$69 per month
Min total cost is $69 for first month
Belong NBN Standard Plus
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $84. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$80
per month
Min total cost is $80 for first month
Price
$80 per month
Min total cost is $80 for first month
iiNet NBN12 Liimitless Data
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
12Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
12Mbps
nbn™12
$64.99
per month
Min total cost is $64.99 for first month
Price
$64.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $64.99 for first month
Dodo NBN15 Unlimited
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
15Mbps
Speed
15Mbps
$55
per month
Min total cost is $55 for first month
Price
$55 per month
Min total cost is $55 for first month
Flip NBN Turbo Boost Finder Exclusive
NBN
Month-to-month
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: $65/mth for the first 6 months, then $79.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.12.23
Exclusive
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $199
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
97Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
97Mbps
nbn™100
$65
per month
Min total cost is $65 for first month
Price
$65 per month
Min total cost is $65 for first month
TPG NBN12
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $99.95
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
12Mbps
nbn™12
Speed
12Mbps
nbn™12
$64.99
per month
Min total cost is $64.99 for first month
Price
$64.99 per month
Min total cost is $64.99 for first month
Optus Plus Everyday Superfast nbn®
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: $99/mth for the first 6 months, normally $119/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • Optus Ultra WiFi Modem Gen 2 included for $0 if you stay connected for 36 mths. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
240Mbps
nbn™250
Speed
240Mbps
nbn™250
$99
per month
Min total cost is $405 for first month
Price
$99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $405 for first month
Belong NBN Starter
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $84. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
25Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
25Mbps
nbn™25
$65
per month
Min total cost is $65 for first month
Price
$65 per month
Min total cost is $65 for first month
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    NormanApril 15, 2017

    When I search for NBN plans for 2 Shadybower Drive Junction Hill NSW 2460, your site advises that NBN is not availabel! Well we actually have it connected and have had it for more than 12 months.

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      ArnoldApril 16, 2017

      Hi Norman,

      Thanks for your comment.

      There must have been a technical glitch during your experience and fortunately, it has already been fixed. Please check again through our NBN tracker and let me know how it goes.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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