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    What is the NBN and how does it work?

    The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a government initiative to deliver high-speed broadband access to the majority of the Australian population. The exact technologies used to roll out that broadband has changed a couple of times as the government's vision has changed.

    Now, the NBN will be delivered by a mix of technologies, including satellite and fixed wireless in remote areas, as well as Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), Fibre To The Node (FTTN), as well as HFC Cable broadband connections. The network also includes a couple of other fibre technologies as well – Fibre To The Basement (FTTB) and Fibre to the Distribution Point (FTTdp). These latter technologies are fairly uncommon at this stage with FTTB only applicable in certain apartment buildings, while FTTdp will be used to serve areas that were originally going to be catered to by the Optus HFC cable.

    As you might imagine, there are significant differences between these different NBN technologies. For a full break down of what each technology offers a customer, read our NBN technology comparison. The reality is that in most cases, your physical address will dictate the NBN technology you get, so to find out which NBN technology will be available at your address, our NBN rollout region list can help you understand how the rollout is progressing.

    If you're looking to switch your broadband to an NBN connection, this complete guide will help you through the process. You can also get more information about Satellite NBN, FTTP NBN and FTTN NBN.

    How fast will my NBN plan be?

    The speed of an NBN connection depends on two primary factors. Firstly, there’s the connection type, which will very much determine the maximum available speeds. Because FTTP delivers fibre all the way to your house, it's going to be faster than FTTN, which uses slower copper wires to connect the last 400 metres or so to your home.

    The NBN is also different to other broadband technologies in that providers offer plans in different speed tiers. So for example if you’re in a full fibre FTTP area, consumer plans vary from entry-level 12/1Mbps plans all the way up to 100/50Mbps plans depending on your needs and how much money you want to spend. There's also the potential for faster plans later down the track.

    These speed options downgrade for FTTN and HFC Cable NBN connections, and even more so for fixed wireless and satellite customers.

    Which NBN speeds are the most popular in Australia?

    In the third-quarter results for 2017, the nbn has revealed that 52% of customers have chosen the 25/5Mbps connection speed (25Mbps download and 5Mbps upload) making it the most popular speed tier. This was followed by 12/1Mbps with 29%, 100/40Mbps with 14%, 50/40Mbps with 4% and 25/10Mbps with 1%.

    Learn more about each NBN speed tier and compare plans

    NBN 12

    NBN 12 is the entry level tier for NBN plans and is suitable for users who are after standard speeds.

    NBN 25

    NBN 25 provides 25Mbps download and 5Mbps upload, making it one of the more popular speed options for NBN plans. This plan is suitable for users who are looking for a step up from their existing ADSL/ Cable broadband plan.

    NBN 50

    NBN 50 provides a considerable boost from the entry level NBN tiers, making this speed ideal for small businesses and households who are accessing the internet simultaneously.

    NBN 100

    If broadband speed is your top priority, then you should consider NBN 100. This speed tier is currently the fastest NBN plan available, making it perfect for streaming videos in HD, gaming and downloading/ uploading large files.

    Where is NBN broadband available?

    The rollout of the NBN is constantly evolving and rapidly expanding every day. If you want to find out where the network is currently available, or want to discover when the rollout will happen at your address, head straight for our NBN rollout map.

    The NBN is currently scheduled to be completed by 2020, although the NBN project does have a long history of delays. When finished, the network is expected to provide the entire Australian population with broadband technologies across Australia’s residential and business addresses.

    How can I compare NBN broadband plans?

    The key thing for any NBN plan is to realise that you won’t have the option to compare, say, FTTN and FTTP plans, because only one option will be open to you.

    That's where our comparison engine comes in. Simply enter your address in the field above the comparison table, and we'll tell you what plans are available based on the technologies that are available at that address. If the NBN isn't available at your address yet, you can sign up to be notified when the NBN is switched on.

    How to find the fastest NBN plan

    Currently the speeds you can choose are NBN 12, NBN25, NBN50 and NBN100. If you are a light/ moderate user NBN12 or NBN25 will be sufficient. For heavier users, households and small businesses, NBN50 and NBN100 provide faster download and upload speeds to satisfy bandwidth demands.

    Learn more about NBN speed tiers in our complete guide

    How to find the cheapest NBN plan

    NBN plan prices are determined by the speed tier, data allowance and extra features that come with the plan. If you are after an NBN plan with mid-tier speeds minus the extra features, you can get a new plan starting from $49. If you're after a plan that includes streaming TV or phone calls, you can expect to pay considerably more with prices ranging from $80-$120.

    Compare cheap NBN plans here

    How to compare NBN plans with unlimited data

    Unlimited data plans let you surf the net without worrying about exceeding your data limit, making these types of plans ideal for streaming TV and gaming. Unlimited NBN plans start from $49, offering unlimited data allowances and NBN 12 speeds.

    Compare unlimited broadband and NBN plans here

    How do I switch to the NBN?

    Once the NBN is available in your area, you will be given 18 months to move your services over and switch plans before being disconnected. Read our complete guide on switching to the NBN and compare NBN plans here.

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      RichardSeptember 12, 2017

      I will have FTTN and wish to use IVIEW and such will 25mb be sufficient download speed?

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        MaySeptember 12, 2017Staff

        Hi Richard,

        Thanks for your question.

        Are you pertaining to the ABC iview? If so, the recommended minimum Internet speed by ABC is 1.5Mbps. For best results, iview typically uses the following data speeds:

        60-minute program = up to 300MB of data on-demand and 360MB when live streaming
        30-minute program = up to 150MB of data on-demand and180MB when live streaming
        The 10-minute program = up to 50MB of data on-demand and 60MB when live streaming
        5-minute program = up to 25MB of data on-demand and 30MB when live streaming

        Hope this helps.

        Cheers,
        May

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      RebeccaJuly 1, 2017

      Hi, we need to get unto the new NBN system. I’m worried that I’ll be paying exorbitant amounts of money for speeds that are not available in my area. How do I know what the maximum speeds are for where I live given the infrastructure that has been installed in order for me to get a fair deal and also know what speeds to be expected?

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        JonathanJuly 1, 2017

        Hi Rebecca!

        Your internet service provider may be able to give you some estimates about the available speeds on your area by giving them a phone call. If you wish to have a second opinion, you may also request a technician to validate the current speeds but this may involve some fees depending on your provider and your existing plan.

        Migration to NBN is compulsory and once it is available, you only have 18 months to be transferred otherwise your services will be disconnected. You may want to talk to several providers as they have varying speed estimates and costs upon transfer.

        Hope this helps.

        Cheers,
        Jonathan

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      KenJune 26, 2017

      I was on the 25/4 plan with Dodo and have upgraded to 100/40 on fibre to the node. Is my speed likely to be achieved and if not who do I contact to get fibre to the premises and how much would it cost?

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        JonathanJune 27, 2017

        Hi Ken!

        Thanks for the comment. You must be a heavy data user! :)

        We need to establish that you have cable or NBN connection in your area. Although speeds can only be estimated, it is important that you request a technician to do a speed test in your area just to make sure it matches your expectations. As for requesting the fibre and the costs, once you make a call to your provider, they will be making a quote about the monthly service fee, installation costs, even wiring should it goes beyond the standard distance.

        All the best!

        Cheers,
        Jonathan

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      PeteJune 2, 2017

      I have the NBN but need to change the location of where it is wall mounted (inside). Who do i contact?

      • Staff
        JhezelynJune 2, 2017Staff

        Hi Pete,

        Thanks for getting in touch with finder.com.au.

        In that case, you’ll need to contact the representative who installed your NBN broadband. You may also directly reach out to NBN so they can refer you to an agent.

        Hope this helps.

        Best Regards,
        Jhezelyn

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      SueMay 26, 2017

      Have been with iinet broadband plan for about 7 years and now am changing to NBN are they good to stay with?

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        JonathanMay 29, 2017

        Hi Sue,

        Practically, that would depend on your preferences and internet connection needs and usage. You’d be best to contact an ISP who can advise what would be best for you. On this page, though you can compare the providers with NBN broadband plans. You may click on the ‘Go to site’ button if you wish to get redirected to the provider’s website.

        Hope this helps.

        Regards,
        Jonathan

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      MatthewNovember 5, 2016

      MyNetfone NBN Tier 5 unlimited plan is showing $69.99 on Finder.com.au but it is an extra $30 for Tier 5 on MyNetfone site.

      • Staff
        JasonNovember 10, 2016Staff

        Hi Matthew,

        Thank you for reaching out.

        We’ve already updated the price of the MyNetFone NBN Ultrafast Unlimited Bundle plan.
        Thank you very much for informing us about this matter. We greatly appreciate the help.

        Cheers,
        Jason

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