How fast is an NBN connection?

Are you ready to pass the speed test

NBN Co. is building the National Broadband Network, a new high capacity broadband network for homes and businesses across Australia. There are various factors that may affect your nbn connection speed.

For the best results, 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 if your location could prevent or interfere with reception can also impact your connection speed.

Choose the NBN speed pack that’s right for you

What is an Oputs nbn™ Speed Pack?

Optus nbn™ is delivered straight into your home, but the way each home uses nbn is different.

To accommodate everyone’s unique needs we offer four tiers of speed known as ‘Speed Packs’, with each tier designed for different usage habits and budgets. Speed packs are subject to your line speed capability.

Basic Evening Speed 
Speed Pack 1 or Basic Evening Speed, is ideal if you connect from one device and use internet for the basics, like checking emails or browsing Facebook.

Standard Evening Speed 
Speed Pack 2 or Standard Evening Speed, is great for streaming your favourite music, TV or movies.

Standard Plus Evening Speed 
Speed Pack 3 is known as Standard Plus Evening Speed, and works for families or large houses where multiple people are streaming or downloading at the same time.

Premium Evening Speed 
Finally, Premium Evening Speed or Speed Pack 4 is our fastest, and designed for businesses, online gamers or households with heavy download or video streaming habits.

Joining Optus NBN is easy, just check online that your home is nbn ready and select the Optus plan that best suits your needs.

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There are various types of nbn technology, some of which rely on new fibre cables, such as Fibre to the Premises (FTTP). Others, like Fibre to the Node (FTTN) and Fibre to the Basement (FTTB), use a combination of fibre and your current copper telephone line to deliver internet. With Optus nbn, you can choose to add-on an additional Speed Pack to your broadband plan.

Speed Pack 1 is ideal if you're only interested in light web browsing and checking emails. If you are only likely to have one device connected to the internet at any given time, then this is the recommended nbn Speed Pack for you.

Speed Pack 2 is perfect for users doing data-hungry things like downloading movies and music, playing video games online or streaming live video and TV.

Speed Pack 3 is best for multiple HD video or music streams, simultaneous users, gaming and extensive downloads.

Speed Pack 4 gives you power for several people to be online all at once with multiple devices, all doing data-hungry things.

How do I join Optus NBN?

Optus can help you pick which nbn plan and nbn Speed Pack will suit your data needs. Whether you think you're after something simple like shopping online, or need plenty of data to catch up on your fave shows; pick a plan, order your Optus nbn Starter Pack and plug in your devices.

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