NBN 100 plans let you stream, download large files and surf the internet on the fastest NBN speed available.
Is 100Mbps the right speed for me?
This connection speed could be ideal for:
- Households that want to “future proof” their connection, or have room to grow as they add new devices, or more people enter the home.
- Premises that need faster upload speeds. 100Mbps plans have significantly faster upload speeds at 40Mbps. Businesses, people who work from home and households that do a lot of uploading might find this indispensable.
- Small businesses that require fast internet connection in order to provide services.
- Households that stream high definition television, or where multiple people are streaming all at once.
- Households with several people, all of whom use the internet simultaneously.
- Anyone who found a 50Mbps plan to be inadequate.
- Users who are backing up their data quite regularly with cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud and Onedrive.
Will I get 100Mbps speed all the time?
The advertised speed of your plan may differ to your actual speed. The reason for the variance in speed of your NBN connection is due to a few primary factors:
- Wi-Fi interference. This will depend on how recent your hardware as well as external factors such as the construction of your building and the presence of some electrical devices that interfere with Wi-Fi signal quality. If speed is of the essence, consider having your home or business wired for ethernet connectivity to make the most out of an NBN 100 connection.
- Household demand. The number of users accessing the internet connection at home will affect the speeds you are receiving to your device.
- Type of technology. The NBN utilises a range of technologies to connect your premises to the network depending on your location. If your address is eligible for a NBN100 plan, you can expect speeds close to this amount.
- Network congestion. If many users in the area are accessing the internet, you can expect slower speeds especially during peak hour periods (7-11pm).
What's the difference between upload and download speeds?
With NBN 100 plans you can receive up to 100Mbps download and 40Mbps upload speeds. Download speed is the rate at which data is transferred from the internet to your device e.g. streaming Netflix. Upload speed is the rate at which data is transferred from your device to the internet e.g. youtube uploads
What are my alternatives?
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NBN 12 plans. Ideal for light users who are looking for a basic internet connection that is equivalent to their current internet plan. NBN12 will enable you to stream high definition TV, but may struggle to keep up with a household downloading simultaneously.
NBN 25 plans. Is the next step up from the basic NBN speed tier and provides greater capabilities for top quality streaming. This speed tier will meet the Netflix requirement of 25Mbps for streaming ultra high definition video, which is also known as 4KTV. NBN 25 plans are suitable for small households.
NBN 50 plans. Are a safe bet for families who demand reliable speeds for multiple devices and services. NBN 50 will let you stream HD video content, play online games requiring higher responsiveness and uploading/ downloading large files.
Will my provider let me switch to NBN 100 if I choose a lower speed tier?
Internet service providers (ISPs) usually allow users to upgrade their plan without breaking the contract agreement. Choosing month-to-month contracts will provide you with the advantage of switching to different speed tiers without worrying about contract breaks.
Do I need to get new hardware to receive NBN 100?
The hardware that you will need to consider when moving to the NBN is your modem and router. Your modem is responsible for connecting you to the internet and is connected to your home/ business phone port. Your router creates a wireless network, allowing you to connect multiple devices on your home/ business network wirelessly or by using Ethernet cables.
- Upgrading your modem to access the NBN. Unless your modem has dual ADSL/ NBN capability, you will have to upgrade to a new NBN modem. Purchasing the NBN modem through your NBN provider will give you troubleshooting support and a simplified warranty process.
- Upgrading your router to access the NBN. Changing your router is not essential to receiving the NBN. Upgrading your router will allow you to process greater amounts of data at a faster rate than your current router.