National Broadband Network
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is changing the way Australians access the internet – using some of the fastest fibre optic, satellite and wireless technology currently available. iiNet's excited to be a foundation partner of NBNCo and the leading provider of this state-of-art internet service.
So, what does this mean for you? First off, you need to check whether the NBN has been rolled all the way out to your home yet. This handy coverage map will tell you if you can currently access the NBN, or how long you will have to wait before it comes your way.
As the NBN continues to roll out across Australia, the lightning-quick fibre optic cabling being put down will start to replace the need for traditional copper cables. Once the fibre optic cables have been laid in your street, you can opt-in for NBN access – without paying a penny.
All you need to do is choose to opt-in and then choose your data plan. We have a range of NBN plans, perfect for both home and business use. These can take you from 40GB per month, all the way up to 1000GB, where you can really take advantage of those super-fast downloads!
To find out more about the NBN, how it works and to check out our awesome NBN plans, just scroll down. Go on, you know you want to!
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State of the art fibre optic technology means the NBN delivers reliable broadband with speeds up to 100Mbps by running fibre-optic cable right up to your house (geeky-types call it Fibre to the Home or FTTH).
Fixed Wireless4% population
Australia is a pretty big place, so Fixed Wireless technology will connect those premises that do not fall into the fibre footprint.
NBN satellite connects regional Australia to better broadband. We're talking speeds up to 6Mbps and handy 'anytime' quota.
What it means for you
Without getting too emotional, this powerful new network will change your life and the lives of every other Australian. Forever.
The data below are based on comparison of a standard ADSL2+ service with average speed of 6Mbps and a 100Mbps NBN fibre service
Amount of download time
10GBDownloading a game from steam
Standard ADSL - 5 to 10 hours
NBN - 15 to 25 minutes
1.5GBDownloading a 1.5GB movie from iTunes
Standard ADSL - up to 50 minutes
NBN - around 2 minutes
2MBDownloading a high quality photo
Standard ADSL - Approximately 17 seconds
NBN - Instant
- Standard ADSL
* These are maximum NBN access port speeds. Data transfer speeds to individual premises may differ. For further information, visit our article on NBN.
Why does Australia need NBN?
Australia has already made the jump from dial-up to broadband, but now we are all leaping from broadband to the new age of superfast internet.
Over the next decade, they'll be laying down 200,000km of it. That's pretty much five times the circumference of the earth. When they're really hitting their stride, they'll be hooking up 6,000 homes a day. By the time they're done, pretty much every Australian home will have access to superfast internet.
- Our awesome plans
- Why Choose iiNet
Our NBN Fibre plans start from
20GB peak + 20GB off-peak quota
up to 12Mbps download speed
Add Turbo Pack
- Fast 25/5Mbps
- Faster 50/20Mbps
- Fastest 100/40Mbps
* These are maximum NBN access port speeds. Data transfer speeds to individual premises may differ.
*Min total cost on a 24month plan is $ 1198.80. This does not include the cost of a NBN-enabled modem.
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