NBN Broadband Topics

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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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Why Choose an Unlimited Data nbn Plan?

We’re spending more and more time online every year. If we’re not on our laptops, we’re on our phones, if we’re not on our phones we’re watching Netflix on our smart TV, if we’re not watching the TV, we’re catching up on TV shows online on our tablets. Fortunately, the nbn is here to equip you for your internet needs.

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nbn News: 34,000 Premises in Perth Getting Ready to Connect

The nbn™ rollout continues to push forward, and now another 34,000 new homes and businesses in south-east Perth will be ready to connect over the next few months.

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Are you nbn Ready?

How do you know if you’re nbn™ ready? As the National Broadband Network (nbn) rollout continues across Australia, you might be wondering if you can connect your home or business yet. NBN Co are aiming to service over 8 million homes and businesses by 2020, so if the nbn isn’t available in your area yet, there’s a good chance it will be soon.

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Who are NBN Co?

You’ve probably heard a lot about the National Broadband Network (nbn™), Australia’s new broadband access network. But maybe you don’t know quite as much about the company working on the rollout, NBN Co.

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What is the nbn Multi Technology Mix (MTM)?

Building the National Broadband Network (nbn™) is a big job: there’s a lot of ground to cover and a lot of homes and businesses in varied and unique locations. With a goal of connecting millions of Australians to the nbn by 2020, NBN Co have developed a strategy to get the job done.

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What is the nbn Multi Technology Mix

What's Next for the nbn After 2020?

You might have heard that NBN Co plans to have the initial build of the National Broadband Network (nbn™) completed by 2020. What does ‘initial build’ mean? According to NBN Co, their goal is to have 8 million homes and businesses around Australia connected to the nbn by 2020. To do so, they’re building a high-performing network and partnering with telcos, like Optus, to get you connected.

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nbn News: nbn HFC Improvements Coming Late 2018

In early 2018, NBN Co decided to temporarily pause sales of Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC, or nbn Cable) services in order to improve customer experience. As a result, Optus was also unable to continue selling nbn™ HFC services until NBN Co made it available again, though existing HFC customers were unaffected.

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nbn HFC Improvements Coming Late 2018
 More and more Australians are taking advantage of the high speed tiers offered by the nbn

nbn News: One Million Australians Take Up Higher nbn Speed Tiers

Between December 2017 and April 2018, NBN Co ran their Focus on 50 campaign, where they discounted the wholesale prices of higher nbn™ speed tiers as well as boosting additional bandwidth by 50 percent. With an Optus nbn plan, this meant that customers on a plan with Speed Pack 2 as the default could upgrade to Speed Pack 3 and higher maximum nbn speeds for no extra cost!

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nbn Gets Proactive with Machine Learning

The National Broadband Network (nbn) is the future of Australia’s internet, and it’s bringing some other futuristic technology along for the ride.

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 NBN Co are taking advantage of advances in AI by using machine learning to help monitor the nbn

nbn Cable (HFC) 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 nbn Cable, it’s called a fixed line connection.

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nbn Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) 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 Basement, it’s called a fixed line connection.

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NBN Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) explained

You may have heard various connection types (Hybrid-Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable, ADSL etc.), will be phased out and replaced with a new connection type called Fibre to the Curb (FTTC).

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How do I switch my NBN provider to Optus?

There may be different reasons why you want to switch over to Optus NBN, but the entire process can seem overwhelming. Most people treat their internet connection as a must-have amenity, like paying rent or electricity and usually remain with the same internet provider for long periods.

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Can I keep my phone number if I switch to the nbn™?

When you sign up for an NBN bundle, it includes phone and internet services.

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How does nbn™ work?

The National Broadband Network is a new broadband network being built across Australia that’s an important part of the country’s digital development.

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What happens on NBN installation day?

The National Broadband Network is a new upgrade of our current broadband infrastructure across Australia. The nbn connects Australians with a multi-technology mix of optic fibre, HFC cable, copper line, fixed wireless and satellite, to provide high speed broadband and telephone services to all Aussies.

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What is the NBN™ New Development charge

The nbn New Development charge was introduced on 1 April 2016, for homes and businesses that are in new developments without any existing phone or internet infrastructure.

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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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BEST ROUTER FOR NBN™

One of the most important parts of your Optus NBN connection is your nbn modem router. What do you need to know about this device? Here's all the info.

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NBN™ FIBRE TO THE NODE (FTTN) EXPLAINED

There are various ways an nbn™ connection can be installed. When a physical line is installed from a premise it’s called a fixed line connection.

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Google Home vs Google Home Mini: Which should you buy?

You’ve got two smart home voice-activated speakers; the Google Home or Google Home Mini. So which one should you choose?

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Best ways to manage your email inbox

With a few very simple organisational tricks and your Optus nbn connection, you can get on top of those inboxes and become more efficient with email.

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Most haunted places in Australia you can visit

Believe in things that go bump in the night or just love a good ghost story? Plan a trip to these locations using your Optus nbn™ broadband connection.

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How to boost engagement using Facebook videos

Video content is one of the most shared posts on Facebook. So how can businesses drive traffic with Facebook and their Optus NBN connection?

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Crazy tech gadgets for your smart home

Want to play with a range of zany tech gadgets at home? All you need is your Optus nbnTM WiFi connection.

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How tech can improve work-life balance

No doubt that you may have heard of people having a work-life balance right? It's sometimes easier said than done. If you find yourself in a rut, it's probably time to make some changes. Kick it off with the following tips; take advantage of your Optus nbn™ connection and bring some balance in your daily routine.

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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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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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