We take a look at the technologies being delivered, how they affect you, and the benefits of superfast NBN
About the NBN™
The National Broadband Network (NBN™) is rolling out fibre-optic, fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure to replace the existing broadband infrastructure with a faster and more reliable broadband service.
*Boasting download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (that's four times quicker than the fastest ADSL2+ broadband currently available) the NBN™ is a game changer.
The NBN™ is designed to replace Australia's existing, ageing copper network, which is no longer sufficient to support our growing demand for faster and more reliable internet connections. Whether you are getting connected by fibre-optic (called Fibre to the Home, or FTTH if you want to sound cool at parties), fixed wireless or satellite at your premises, you won't be disappointed by your NBN™ experience.
Uploading a wedding album (90MB high quality photos)
DSLR cameras and Photoshop are great, but uploading high-quality images and photos to the internet using ADSL can take an age, especially when you have a lot of them. With the NBN™, large files will be a breeze to upload. This leaves you more time to take that perfect shot.
Estimated upload time NBN™ Fibre up to 100/40 Mbps (average 39 Mbps): 20 to 30 seconds.
Standard on-net ADSL2+ (average 1 Mbps): 15 minutes
Downloading a 1.5GB HD movie from iTunes
Watching download progress bars slowly creep upwards is enough to drive anyone mad. With the NBN™, high-quality video content can be downloaded in a fraction of the time it would take on a standard ADSL connection, making long waits to watch your favourite movies a thing of the past.
Estimated download time NBN™ Fibre up to 100/40 Mbps (average 88 Mbps): 3 to 5 minutes.
Standard on-net ADSL2+ (average 12 Mbps): 20 minutes