How fast is an NBN connection?

NBN Co has promised the new National Broadband Network will give us superfast internet. But what does superfast really mean? At its greatest capacity, the NBN offers speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps).At this amazing speed, a 200-megabyte TV show could be downloaded in 16 seconds. Yep – that’s some superfast internet!

Of course, the NBN speed you experience still depends on a range of factors. For the fastest speeds, you need a wired connection between your device and modem, with no other users or devices sharing your modem. Demand on the Network and local conditions such as internet traffic, your line condition, your hardware and software, the data source or destination and your location that prevent or interfere with reception and speed can also slow you down. It’s tricky business, this speed stuff.

Choose the NBN speed that’s right for you

NBN fibre is the fastest broadband type we can provide. NBN can deliver a higher capacity than ADSL with multiple users connected at the same time. And unlike ADSL, speeds don’t depend on your distance from a telephone exchange.

The most basic NBN speed tier can hit download speeds of 12Mbps over NBN . If you’re only interested in light web browsing and are only likely to have one device connected to the internet at any given time, this is the NBN speed pack for you.

NBN speed tier 4 is perfect for users doing data-hungry things like downloading movies and music, playing video games online, or streaming live video and TV. The NBN offers download speeds of up to 50Mbps, and upload speeds of 20Mbps over NBN fibre.

If you want the fastest of the fast, NBN speed tier 5 can achieve download speeds of 100Mbps over NBN fibre, and 40Mbps upload over fibre. This is some serious speed. This pack gives you plenty of power for several people to be online all at once with multiple devices all doing data-hungry things.

Get your need for (NBN) speed at Optus

Optus can help you pick which NBN plan and NBN speed pack offered by Optus will suit your data needs. Whether you think you’re a basic user, or need our Supersonic speed pack, we can get you the best deal.

But guess what? The NBN is just the beginning of superfast fun. NBN Co’s fibre network will be capable of reaching up to 1000Mbps download and 400Mbps upload speeds in the future. While these speeds are not available on Optus NBN today, upgrading to the NBN means your broadband is future-proofed to meet all your digital needs. Hello, super-connected world!

Ready to get started? Find out when your home or business will be connected right now.