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Why the nbn is Great for Australia

You’ve probably read a lot about the nbn™ in the news. You might have a friend who has shared their experiences using the nbn or maybe you’re even connected to the network yourself. In any of those cases you’ve likely heard some great stories about the nbn along with some not so great ones. But let’s not forget what a huge step forward the nbn is for Australia.

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nbn news: Faster nbn Speeds Leading to Happier Customers

More Australians are signing up for faster nbn™ plans in 2018 than they were a year ago. According to data from NBN Co, 70% of new orders on the nbn access network are now based on speed tiers of 50 Mbps (download) or higher. According to figures from NBN Co, since December 2017 orders for speed tiers of 50 Mbps or higher have almost tripled, jumping up from 16% to 44%.

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nbn News: NBN Co Launches New Tech to Boost HFC Network

NBN Co have announced that they will begin enabling new technology known as DOCSIS 3.1 on the nbn HFC network. DOCSIS 3.1 is set to double the downstream capacity of the network and boost the nbn connection of around 3 million users by 2020. Specifically, the DOCSIS 3.1 technology helps to ensure there is additional capacity to reduce congestion on the network during peak internet usage times

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nbn News: New CEO Takes the Reins of the nbn

Back in April 2018, Bill Morrow announced his intention to step down as CEO of NBN Co. According to NBN Co, given the complex nature of the nbn™, and since the 2020 target of the initial rollout is approaching, the company board felt the best replacement for Morrow would be from within. As a result, they decided to appoint former Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Rue.

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6 Ways to Help Grow Your Small Business with the nbn

Making the most of the internet can be make or break for a small business – or a business of any size. The internet is a powerful tool you can leverage to advertise, grow your customer base, and offer your goods or services in whole new ways to all new customers. As the nbn™ rollout continues, chances are if your business isn’t connected yet, then it will be soon.

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nbn News: Do Gamers Make the nbn Slow?

In June 2018, an uproar on social media and in the news started over comments people believed NBN Co’s CEO Bill Morrow made over nbn speed and gamers. For customers who have had difficulties with their Fixed Wireless nbn connection, online gamers look like an easy target to blame for slow nbn.

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3 Ways the nbn Can Boost Your Online Gaming

If you’re into gaming, then chances are you’ve kept an eye on how the nbn™ rollout is progressing. Maybe you’re wondering if the nbn is worth it? Unsure whether it’ll be good or not so good for your online gaming experience? You’ve probably heard about nbn speed and the high-capacity bandwidth, but do you know how those features might benefit your online gaming sessions?

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The nbn is Driving the e-Change Movement

Imagine getting out of the traffic every day and enjoying a slower pace of life. Imagine living in a location where a house is actually affordable. Imagine more time for your hobbies and less time breathing in the city smoke. Sound appealing?

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NBN Co Has Enough Copper to Go Half-Way Around the World

Australia is a pretty big place. We might only be home to about 25 million people, but with a landmass of 7,692,024 km2, we account for 5% of the whole world. We’re the smallest continent and the largest island, but our country is also probably bigger than you realise.

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How Much Data Does Online Gaming Use?

Ever wondered how much data a video game uses when you’re playing online? Online games are constantly downloading as you play and, depending on your internet plan and the game, can be quite a drain on your data usage. Even if you primarily play single-player games, there’s also the patches and updates to download, plus any DLC you might have bought.

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nbn News: 58% of Connected Premises are in Rural and Regional Areas

As of July 2018, nbn™ infrastructure is available to 5.7 million homes and businesses, and 4 million of those premises are connected to the nbn broadband access network. Of those 4 million premises, 58% are in regional or rural areas of Australia. One of NBN Co’s goals is to shrink the digital divide between rural and urban Australia, and it’s clear they’re well on the way to success.

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nbn News: NBN Co Launches ICT Channel to Help Businesses Migrate

In the first half of 2018, NBN Co launched their new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) channel to provide technology-focused organisations with support when connecting to the nbn™.

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7 Ways to Optimise Your WiFi Connection on the nbn

Does your Wifi ever seem slow, even on the nbn™? Ever wondered how you can optimise your WiFi connection around the house? There are numerous things around your house that can interfere with your network signal and deliver a subpar experience.

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nbn Availability: How to Check Your Address

Ready to check the nbn™ rollout map and see if you can get connected to the nbn? The nbn is currently rolling out across Australia, and NBN Co plan to connect 8 million homes and businesses by 2020. This includes big cities as well as rural and regional areas, some of which have never even had an internet connection before.

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What Do I Need to Get the nbn?

Want to get connected with the nbn™ but not sure where to start? Good news! We’re here to give you a helping hand. The National Broadband Network (nbn) is Australia’s high-capacity broadband internet network, and it’s set to be available to over 8 million homes and businesses by 2020. You might have heard all the different acronyms and jargon to do with getting connected, but fortunately it’s easier than it might first seem.

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eSports in Australia and the nbn

As we all know, we as Australia love our sport. Any weekend, you won’t have to go far to find a game of cricket, rugby, soccer, netball or dozens of other sports played at local parks, fields and courts. Maybe it’s no surprise then that Australians are starting to love digital eSports too – they’re an area of gaming quickly increasing in popularity.

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5 Factors That Can Affect Your nbn Speed

Dealing with a slow internet speed? If you’re connected to the nbn, you obviously want to get the fastest speed out of it you can. As a reliable, high-capacity broadband network, the nbn is there to help you get what matters to you online, whether that’s streaming your favourite shows, browsing the internet or playing online games.

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nbn News: nbn Jobs Providing New Skills and Confidence

The rollout of the nbn™ is a massive job. Millions of homes right across Australia need to be connected, which takes years of planning, consultation and, of course, construction. We’re so used to having the ‘invisible’ internet on demand that it’s easy to forget the hardworking men and women out there who are digging pits and laying cables, often under challenging conditions.

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Connecting Landmarks to the nbn: State Library Victoria

A building with a distinguished past and present, the State Library Victoria (SLV) has stood for over 150 years as a home of intellectual pursuit and resources. Like other iconic landmarks in Melbourne, the SLV has a need for the latest internet technology, but getting the building connected to the nbn™ presented numerous challenges for NBN Co.

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nbn News: Australia On Track to Reach Top 10 for Internet Equality

Australia has long lagged behind many other developed countries in regard to internet speed equality. Due to numerous factors in the past, regional and rural areas of Australia haven’t received the same quality and speed of internet as metropolitan suburbs. With the nbn™ this is changing for the better.

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How Australia Uses the nbn

In April 2018, NBN Co undertook a research operation to determine how Australians were using the nbn™ and how much data they needed. NBN Co constantly measure and analyse traffic to look for opportunities to evolve and meet the needs of consumers.

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Connecting Landmarks to the nbn: Rod Laver Arena

Home to music concerts and epic sporting events, mostly notably the Australian Open for tennis, Rod Laver Arena is one of Victoria’s best-known locations. Like other iconic landmarks in Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena could greatly benefit from the latest internet technology.

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Connecting Landmarks to the nbn: Melbourne Cricket Ground

An icon of Australian sport, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the home of many great tragedies and triumphs. Like other iconic landmarks in Melbourne, the MCG clearly has a need for the latest internet technology, but getting the venue connected to the nbn™ presented a challenge for NBN Co: how do you connect a huge, constantly busy, sporting ground?

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Connecting Landmarks to the nbn: University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne (UoM) is one of the best-known education institutions in Australia. Like many iconic landmarks in Melbourne, UoM has a long and distinguished history, but also a need for the latest internet technology. And, as with those other landmarks, UoM presented a challenge for NBN Co: how do you get large, busy and heritage listed landmark connected to the nbn™?

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Connecting Landmarks to the nbn: St Paul’s Cathedral

What jumps to mind when you think about landmarks in Melbourne? Among the many iconic locations you could have pictured, you might have thought of St Paul’s Cathedral, the University of Melbourne and, no doubt, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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nbn Glossary

If you’re reading up on the nbn™ (that’s National Broadband Network) or connecting your home to FTTP (which stands for Fibre to the Premises), you might feel a little overwhelmed by all the techy terms and acronyms. If so, you’ve come to the right place.

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The nbn is Bridging Australia’s Rural Digital Divide

Rural and Outback Australia haven’t always had the best deals or options when it comes to choosing an internet connection. In some remote cases, any internet connection hasn’t been an option at all.

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nbn News: NBN Co Partners with Leading Australian Universities

NBN Co have announced a partnership with two leading Australian universities: the University of Melbourne (UoM) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). This new relationship is specifically focused on research and development and promises to benefit all three organisations through the sharing of learning, projects, talent and research.

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How the nbn is Boosting the Digital Economy

The nbn™ is driving significant growth in Australia’s digital economy. With a reliable broadband network like the nbn, there’s a huge opportunity to increase connectivity, grow online businesses, interact in new ways, and approach day-to-day tasks with new flexibility.

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nbn News: The nbn is Generating Thousands of New Jobs

There’s already a lot to like about the nbn™: it’s reliable, it’s high capacity, and it’s available to more homes and businesses in Australia every month. But great internet isn’t the only benefit that the nbn brings.

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nbn News: nbn Projected to Help Grow 80,000 New Businesses by 2021

NBN Co’s ‘Connecting Australia’ report has found that new businesses in areas connected to the nbn™ are growing at twice the speed of the national average.

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4 Benefits of the nbn for Your Small Business

In an Australia with ever-changing technology, a reliable internet connection is vital to any small business.

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A History Lesson in Australian Culture

Shocking wins, unanticipated successes and inside jokes, these are some of the milestones that helped define the Australian identity.

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nbn Explained: Everything you need to know about the nbn

nbn is an acronym for the National Broadband Network, which is being rolled out by the Australian Government to provide high speed broadband access to Australian households.

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The nbn is Paving the Way for Smart Cities

You might think that smart cities are all about technology, but they’re actually all about people. Smart cities incorporate technology that can change your day-to-day life for the better by making it easier, faster and healthier.

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nbn and the Internet of Things

What will your home look like in the next few years?
Forget a new coat of paint or a renovated bathroom. Technology is entering more and more areas of our lives, and already it’s becoming part of our everyday routines. There’s your smartphone, of course, but what about a smart toaster that notifies you when your toast is ready?

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How the nbn Rollout Crosses Australia’s Rugged Lands

The nbn wants to cross the deserts bare and breathe the mountain air all across Australia. It’s already in Seymour, Taree, Adelong, Dorrigo, Cloncurry, Wallangarra, Bendigo, Prosperpine, Mittagong, Gin Gin, Wangaratta, and more! Soon enough, the nbn will have been everywhere.

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What to do on Your Optus nbn Installation Day

So the time has arrived and you’re ready to complete the nbn™ connection to your home or business. If you’ve chosen to connect to the nbn with Optus, you have a couple of different options available to you to finish getting setup and connecting your hardware.

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nbn Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Explained

There are a number of different ways an nbn™ connection can be installed. When a physical line is run from a premise, like with Fibre to the Premises, it’s called a fixed line connection.

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What is the nbn?

The National Broadband Network, also known by the acronym nbn™, is Australia’s new broadband network. In a nutshell, the nbn is how you will (or maybe already do) get the internet for your home or business. The nbn has been purpose built to deliver a reliable service and online experience.

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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

Ready to check your internet speed? The National Broadband Network (nbn™) is rolling out across Australia and preparing homes and businesses for the future. Once you’re connected to the nbn there are various factors that may affect the connection speed you experience.

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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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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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