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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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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™.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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?READ MORE
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™?READ MORE
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).READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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?
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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!READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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 #quickfixREAD MORE
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.READ MORE
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!READ MORE