NBN Speeds Explained
Speed is how fast data or content (such as a movie or file you are downloading) takes to get from the web to your devices like your laptop, smartphone, iPad or tablet.
What does MBPS mean?
Internet speeds are measured by how quickly your connection can transfer data. The unit of measurement is called Mbps, which is short for ‘megabits per second’ or ‘millions of bits per second’. The bigger the file size, the longer it will take to download or upload.
We all use the internet differently, and there's a fair few things to consider when choosing the right speed for your home. What's more important to you, fast uploading or downloading? How much do you want to pay per month? How many people will be using this connection?
Optus offers the option of adding a Speed Pack to your nbn™ plan.
Speed Pack 1 (Basic Evening Speed)
This is the speed you're probably used to at home. Speed Pack 1 is best when only one device is connected to the internet. It's perfect for light web browsing, such as reading emails and updating Facebook. This is the base speed offered by NBN.
Speed Pack 2 (Standard Evening Speed)
Speed Pack 2 is the recommended choice for most Optus customers. Great for where more than one device is connected to the internet at the same time.
Speed Pack 3 (Standard Plus Evening Speed)
Are you addicted to your Xbox or Netflix account? Then Speed Pack 3 may be the right choice for your Fixed Wireless NBN connection. This pack can handle data-heavy usage such as downloading movies and music, playing video games online or streaming live video and TV.
Speed Pack 4
This is the idea pack for small businesses or homes with several people connecting to the NBN across multiple devices for different purposes. It’s ideal for downloading and uploading large files, 4K streaming and when you have quite a few people online at the same time.
So that's the NBN speeds explained. There are a number of things that may interfere with your NBN speed and reception at any given time, such as your location, line condition, the demand on your network, or where the data you're trying to transfer is from.
Browse our coverage map and see if the NBN is available at your address or check out our NBN plans.
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