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National Broadband Network: Comprehensive rollout guide

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia’s new high-speed broadband network. With the increasing bandwidth requirements of modern homes and businesses, the NBN will play a crucial role in shaping how we work and interact over the next few decades.

The rollout of the NBN continues to ramp up as the rollout moves towards a Multi-Technology Mix strategy favoured by the current Federal Government. The new network will incorporate a mix of new technologies by rolling out new infrastructure as well as upgrading to parts of existing networks to deliver download speeds of at least 25 Mbps to all Australians by 2020.

NBN Technology Comparison

We’ve done the hard yards for you. finder.com.au has done a detailed analysis of the different technologies in NBN’s Multi-Technology Mix, comparing how the technologies stack up against one another and how they might impact you. Read our analysis for more information.

Rollout plan

nbn™, the company responsible for building the network, has an interactive rollout map indicating areas where the network construction (build) has commenced, and where the NBN is available. In addition to this, they have also announced an 18 month rollout plan indicating when they expect to begin the build process in your area.

If you can’t wait for the NBN to come to your area, we have also collated a list of properties to rent and buy in major cities around Australia.

Properties to buy with the NBN

Properties for rent with the NBN

Migrating to the NBN is compulsory

Moving to the National Broadband Network (NBN) is compulsory and the process is not automatic. We've written a detailed NBN upgrade guide to help you through the process of switching to the National Broadband Network. Depending on the area you're in, the technology and upgrade process may differ.

A standard NBN installation is free of charge. However, some ISPs may decide to charge a set-up fee or sign you up to a long-term contract. There are also service providers who offer free trials and no-contract options. If you find a better NBN deal, you may want to ask your current service provider to see if they're willing to match the price.

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