NBN Broadband Topics

Interested in being connected to high-speed broadband on Optus NBN, but want more information?

We've gathered information on a wide variety of popular NBN topics.

 

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NBN Fibre on Demand

Most residents and business owners will receive the nbn™ via the combination of technologies deemed most suitable for their specific area. This decision is made by nbn™ and factors in considerations such as purpose, cost, existing infrastructure and future development.

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National Broadband Network Update - September 2016

It can seem difficult to keep track of the progress of Australia’s new national broadband infrastructure. With a seemingly insurmountable task at hand, nbn™ is constantly planning, commencing, continuing and completing construction across many different communities in Australia.

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What you need to know about nbn wiring

Discovering that the nbn™ is available in your area can be an exciting revelation. You may be able to access fast internet speeds so that you can catch your favourite shows online, keep in touch with your family and friends around the world and stream the latest hit music. So like many of our customers, you’re probably raring to go!

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NBN Rollout Timeline

Excitement surrounding the roll out of the NBN seems to have reached fever pitch lately. Our former Communications Minister is now the Prime Minister, there is a new national focus on technology and innovation and streaming entertainment services such as Netflix and Spotify are booming in popularity.

Whilst you probably know that the NBN may bring out the best in all of these things and more, you might be wondering when this whole National Broadband Network thing started, and importantly, where it’s all going.

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What is the NBN completion date?

The NBN roll out is well and truly underway right across Australia with Optus now able to offer broadband services to more than 1.4 million Australian homes as of January 2016. We get the warm and fuzzies just thinking about all of our happy customers who now have speedy NBN access, but we sure haven’t forgotten about the rest of you. We can hear your excitement and anticipation when you ask, “when will the NBN roll out be completed?!”

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What you need to know about NBN modem routers

We know that the NBN can sometimes seem like this big, complex, whizz bang, high-speed internet highway that’s going to save the world. And that’s mainly because we believe it just might! But don’t let the technical jargon or huge infrastructure confuse you. Most of the things that will impact your day-to-day usage will feel pretty familiar.

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What is NBN Fixed Wireless?

Most Aussies will connect to the NBN via technology known as fibre to the premise (FTTP), fibre to the basement (FTTB) or fibre to the node (FTTN). However, some areas, mostly rural, will connect to the NBN using a combination of fibre optic cables and wireless technology. This is called NBN Fixed Wireless.

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The best NBN provider for streaming Netflix

Looking for the fastest, most reliable NBN connection to satisfy that House of Cards addiction? Well, great news! Optus has just topped an independent NBN speed test conducted by Australia’s favourite entertainment streaming platform, Netflix.

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NBN Speeds Explained

There's a lot of confusing chatter out there about how fast the NBN really is. We think it's time to stop the spin and break it down - what are the nbn™ speeds?

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What is FTTN (Fibre to the Node)?

It's the acronym on every technophile's lips as the National Broadband Network continues to rollout, but what is FTTN?

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National Broadband Network Update

You may have heard that NBN Co. rebranded to just nbn™ or that they've been hard at work rolling out their new multi-technology mix model, which will incorporate parts of the Optus Cable network into the NBN. But that's yesterday's news, right? Yawn no more! Here are the latest updates on the National Broadband Network.

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When will the NBN come to my suburb?

We’re guessing you want your high-speed internet and phone services right now right? The National Broadband Network is definitely well on its way. And while we can’t help your neighbourhood jump the queue, we can help you stay up-to-date with what’s happening in your area.

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Making sure your modem is NBN ready

If you’re wondering if you need a new NBN modem or modem/router to replace your current broadband modem, don’t worry. There’s a good chance your equipment is already NBN-compatible, especially if it’s from Optus.

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How fast is an NBN connection?

NBN Co has promised the new National Broadband Network will give us high-speed internet. But what does high-speed really mean? At its greatest capacity, a 200-megabyte TV show could be downloaded in 16 seconds. Yep – that’s some high-speed internet!

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What is the relationship between Optus and NBN co as internet providers?

At Optus, we’re pretty excited about high-speed internet. As an NBN internet provider, we’ve partnered with NBN Co to give you fast and reliable broadband and home phone services. The minute NBN Co have finished building the network and switched on NBN service to your area, Optus can connect your home.

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What is a Network Termination Device?

There’s lots of new equipment that will connect your home or business to the National Broadband Network. But there’s no need to worry: NBN Co will install most of it for you. Still, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the Network Termination Device (NTD). We call it the NBN connection box.

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NBN and the future of streaming sports online

Australia’s armchair athletes have never had it so good. Many of the world’s most popular sports offer excellent video streaming services for Aussies. From footy to the wacky sport of chess boxing, you can stream almost any sport from around the world online. And now the NBN is set to make a good thing even better.

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I'm ready to connect to the NBN - What do i need?

So National Broadband Network connections are on their way to your area? Fantastic news! It’s time to catch up on everything you need to do to connect your home or business and start enjoying the amazing benefits of high-speed internet and more reliable fixed line phone services.

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Create a more flexible work-from-home culture with the NBN

With an increasing number of Aussies seeking flexible work schedules, more of us will rely on the internet for our business activities. But many small business owners or satellite office workers could get loads more done at their home office with a faster internet connection.

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What is the difference between the copper and NBN fibre networks?

NBN fibre is a fixed-line internet that is capable of supporting high bandwidth for multiple users. It’s made from glass and uses light to transmit data over long distances. Pretty cool stuff!

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What is the process for connecting to the NBN?

So you’ve been notified that the National Broadband Network is coming to your area? Woohoo! You’re just a few simple steps away from connecting. Follow our handy tips to cover off everything you need to do to start experiencing high-speed internet and more reliable fixed-line phone services offered by the NBN.

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What kind of devices can I connect to the NBN?

In coming years the introduction of the National Broadband Network could see the number of internet-enabled devices in Australia soar. That’s because the NBN has great capabilities to offer home phone and internet services that are faster and more reliable than they’ve ever been!

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What is the timing for the construction of the NBN?

NBN Co is on its way to give Aussies high-speed internet and more reliable home phone services. The NBN rollout schedule is a staged progression of replacing much of the country’s existing copper wiring with new fibre optic technology.

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As a tenant, can I get NBN?

So the good news is you can definitely get NBN if you’re leasing your property. Woohoo! But to make sure you win Tenant of the Year from your landlord, you should keep them informed about connecting your home to the NBN.

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Do I have to switch to the NBN?

The National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout is on its way. NBN Co, a Federal Government enterprise, is hard at work, building the infrastructure needed to bring it to Australian homes. It’s great news for the future, with faster broadband than ever before.

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The future of e-Health services with the NBN

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, on an average day in 2012, 324,000 people visited a GP, 23,000 people were admitted to hospital and 17,000 people visited a hospital emergency department. As Australia’s population gets larger and increasingly older, we need to look for ways to provide the best quality care as efficiently as possible.

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Will the NBN connect every address?

Get ready Australia: High-speed internet and reliable home phone services are coming your way! And because NBN Co is ramping up its rollout schedule by using a mix of different technologies, you’ll be enjoying high-speed broadband even sooner!

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How the NBN can improve in-home health care

We’re the oldest we’ve ever been as a nation. We’re marrying older (if, at all), having fewer children and living longer. Through affordable and effective remote care, the NBN can help older Aussies the lives they want at home.

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5 must-have smart home gadgets for your NBN-connected home

Imagine you’re driving home from work. As you turn into your street, your garage door opens. When you walk into your house, the lights have turned on and a steaming cup of coffee is ready in the kitchen. But this is just the beginning.

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5 ways the NBN can change your business

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is offering high-speed internet to Australian homes – but the NBN is also great news for your business. Whether you’re a sole trader, SME or large enterprise, the NBN’s commercial benefits can have your business firing on all cylinders.

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4 ways NBN communications can transform your business right now

It doesn’t matter whether you work in a large enterprise or you’re a one-person band, high-speed broadband has the power to transform communications in every business.

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How can a Connected Home simplify your life?

It won’t be long before your fridge and dishwasher are having conversations. No, seriously, they will. Inventors around the world have created concepts for – and even built – systems that will automate your home.

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What is the difference between mobile broadband and NBN fixed wireless?

The NBN comes in different forms depending on where you live and will be available on a range of NBN wireless plans. The different technologies used to connect Australians to the NBN are known as the multi-technology mix. While most NBN connections will be connected via NBN fibre or a fibre-copper mix, NBN fixed wireless will connect a small number of Australian homes and businesses.

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What is Optus' role as an NBN provider

Optus has joined forces with NBN Co to offer you home phone and broadband services you can rely on. There’s no need to worry about high costs either: you can enjoy all the benefits of high-speed broadband on an NBN plan that matches our current ADSL2+ and Cable pricing.

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How the NBN can revolutionalise the education landscape

It used to be that your staple educational resources came from a textbook and the teacher standing in front of you, lecturing about a topic while you wrote notes on the paper in front of you. Those days are long gone.

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Entertainment with Optus NBN

Feel like binging on Netflix? Watching cute animal videos on YouTube? Enjoying the latest blockbusters without the big-cinema price tag? When you get connected to NBN with Optus, you’re not just signing upfor high-speed broadband internet. You’re getting an invite to a whole new world of entertainment.

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NBN Starter Checklist

Worried about connecting to the NBN? Don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered. We’re bringing simple back with our NBN Starter Checklist that makes getting reliable, high-speed broadband internet oh-so-simple. So let’s get you ready to be plugged in when the NBN rollout reaches you.

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NBN vs ADSL2+ - The battle of the Broadbands

The NBN rollout is coming. So what’s all the fuss about? Well, broadband internet is about to undergo a makeover with the introduction of high-speed NBN. Talking to loved ones on Skype, binging on Netflix, watching live sport from across the world – do it all faster when you’re connected with NBN.

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Stream TV with NBN and more

What’s better than the internet? Faster internet. From streaming your favourite shows to watching live sports uninterrupted, the possibilities are endless with the next-generation NBN at your place.

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Finding the right plan for you

At Optus we understand that it's easy to get caught up online. And we want to make sure that when you choose your NBN plan, it fits with your internet habits. Plus, for those of you who have a home phone line and enjoy hours upon hours of entertainment, we've got you covered with our plans too.

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When is NBN available?

High-speed NBN is currently rolling out around Australia. And as soon as the new fibre optic cables are in place in your area, you can get connected with Optus.

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Types of NBN Coverage

Australia, high-speed broadband internet is rolling out nation-wide. And chances are, it's coming to you very soon! But how will you be connected?

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Live. For. Music.

Don't let #FOMO get you down. Get in on the hottest live-concert action with high-speed Optus NBN. Twitcam, Livestream, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, Whosay, Snapchat - it's possible to be on tour with your favourite musicians worldwide like never before.

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NBN Speed Test

Join the internet speed revolution with Optus NBN. When you're connected to NBN Fibre with one of our NBN plans with a Speed Pack, you'll have access to maximum download speeds of between 25 Mbps and 100 Mbps. Now that's what we call a #quickfix

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Are you ready to take the speed test?

NBN is coming to give you high-speed, reliable internet. But the question is - are you ready to smash the speed test? We've prepared a quiz to help you find out.

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What makes for a slower speed test?

Have you taken our internet speed test? Afraid something's slowin' you down? Check out this list of speedbumps that may be standing in the way of you taking advantage of high-speed NBN speed. With most of these problems, the solution is simply a #quickfix!

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NBN Map and NBN Rollout

Want to know when the NBN rollout will reach you? We've got a map for that. You can get the latest NBN news sent straight to you by registering for updates here.

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NBN is faster than ADSL2+

How fast you ask? With a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps using our Speed Packs, the NBN network has the capability to be five times faster than ADSL2+ networks. So you can stream your favourite shows, movies and music at high-speed. #passthespeedtest

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How Optus works with NBN

Optus is partnering up with nbn to get you connected to high-speed, reliable NBN internet. But what does Optus do? What will nbn provide? And where does that leave you?

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We've got your internet speed covered

Maybe you never mastered the skill of tying twenty-seven different types of slipknot, but you still know the motto ‘be prepared’ is a pretty good one. We know it too, so we’re here to help you be as prepared as you can be when the National Broadband Network rolls into your town.

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Your NBN Cheat Sheet

Don’t you hate it when a new thing comes out and suddenly there’s a whole bunch of stuff you have to learn? We know you might feel a little bit like that when it comes to the National Broadband Network. We’re here to make it super easy for you to get your head around everything NBN so you can go back to doing what it is that you love.

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NBN Rollout and Entertainment

Is the NBN arriving in your neighborhood soon? What is the NBN rollout? What will this really mean for you, your family and friends, and the online entertainment you all enjoy?

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Get ready for the NBN Party!

Been waiting for the National Broadband Network like a kid waiting for their birthday? Well we’re bringing the cake, the party-poppers and the balloons – because it’s time to get this NBN-party started!

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We love high-speed internet

Some things are meant to be taken slow. Sunday mornings, walks on the beach, Game of Thrones marathons, holidays in The Maldives. But not the internet. So how did we get from dial-up to lightning-fast NBN? Discover with us how watching live sports online and the world of Netflix-binging came to be.

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NBN is in Blacktown. Check it out

The best part about a job well done is enjoying the rewards. So we decided to talk to some excited NBN-users about what they most enjoy about being connected to NBN.

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NBN now in Blacktown

High-speed NBN has landed in Blacktown and things are moving quickly. Literally. We spoke to Robert and his mum who live in Blacktown about their NBN setup. They told us what it was like to connect to NBN with Optus and getting online. And when we hear good news from our customers, like they’re “very happy with speed and reliability” of NBN, we think that’s something to celebrate! #NBNparty

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Connecting to NBN with Optus

Simple. Easy. And hassle-free. Find out how to connect to Optus NBN without breaking a sweat.

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The story of high-speed internet

Once upon a time, there was a fibre optic cable that had one mission – to get you connected to high-speed broadband internet.And at Optus, we’re here to make sure you get your ‘happily ever after’, faster!

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NBN and online gaming

When you get connected to NBN with Optus, you’re not just signing up for high-speed broadband internet. You’re logging on to a new world of possibilities in online gaming that all starts when you sign up for one of our data-full NBN plans. #getgaming

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Your education and training with NBN

Still trying to decide what should do at uni? Or which TAFE course is right for you? Or perhaps you want to do some training yourself with online courses? Well as the high-speed NBN rolls out across Australia, you can be sure that whatever path you take towards tertiary education, you’ll be on the fast-track!

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Unlimited data and high-speed NBN

The freedom to download without data worries is here. And with NBN, you can download at the speed of light thanks to the new fibre optic cables being rolled out across Australia. We talked to Rob, a Sydney local and data-gobbler, about how enjoys unlimited data with NBN.

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Keep in touch with family and friends

At Optus, we know it’s important to touch base with your family and friends, wherever they are in the world. And that’s another thing we love about NBN – how it can connect you to the things you treasure in life. We talked to Rob, a 28-year old motion graphics artist from Sydney, about how we uses NBN to stay up-to-date with his family and friends.

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Work from home with NBN

NBN is set to make some big changes in businesses across Australia. One of these changes is helping to create a more flexible work-life balance, so you can get your work done when it fits into your lifestyle – not the other way around.

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NBN: A new world of online gaming

We talked to Rob, a Sydneysider and self-confessed gamer, about what it’s like to play online games when connected to NBN. And he told us “there’s nothing like it” when it comes to NBN internet speed and seamlessly versing gamers all around the world.

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Lights, camera, NBN-action!

Want to download TV shows in minutes not hours? Get the latest games in a click? Watch YouTube videos without the wait? We talked to Rob who lives in Sydney about how he enjoys endless entertainment online with NBN.

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Your NBN journey installation and connection

You know the drill – high-speed NBN internet is being progressively rolled out across Australia, and it’s pretty exciting. But we thought you might want to know what it’s actually like to get all the NBN hardware installed and connected so you can have access to lightning-fast internet. So we spoke to Rob, a Sydneysider who’s been online with NBN for a year, about what it was like to get NBN surging through his place.

 

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Break the speed test with NBN

We’ve told you about how fast NBN can get you going online. So we thought we’d ask Rob, a 28 year-old Sydneysider who’s been connected to NBN for almost a year, if he was feeling the NBN speed difference. And it’s safe to say, he’s been enjoying the lightning-fast NBN network!

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Stream to your hearts content with NBN

Want to download TV shows in minutes not hours? Get the latest games in a click? Watch YouTube videos without the wait? We talked to Rob who lives in Sydney about how he enjoys endless entertainment online with NBN. And you can too as soon as your choose one of our NBN plans.

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