A Comprehensive Guide to NBN Broadband

NBN is a term you've probably heard, but if not, we're here to explain it. NBN Broadband is Australia's effort to connect the country to one fast and reliable internet platform.


An NBN is owned and operated by NBN Co, a government-owned business that contracts with internet service providers to sell fixed internet access.

What is NBN?

The NBN is Australia's national broadband network. The NBN will " future-proof " Australian homes and businesses by replacing old ADSL copper wiring infrastructure with a new, supercharged connection, It makes sense to build a sturdier, faster broadband network as internet access becomes so integral to our work and personal lives.


How Fast is the NBN?

With the National Broadband Network, the average Australian Internet connection has the potential to be supercharged, but how fast is fast enough? Have you got quick enough Internet speeds for browsing, or are you living an affluent lifestyle?


Read on for an overview of each NBN speed tier to decide which would be best for you.

NBN speed tier Best for Good speed Avg speeds
NBN 25 ( Basic 2) Budget pick for 1-2 people 25 Mbps 19-25 Mbps
NBN 50 ( Standard) A great all-rounder for 2-4 people 50 Mbps 42-50 Mbps
NBN 100 ( Standard) Big households 100 Mbps 90-100 Mbps
NBN 1000 ( Fast) Got the need for speed 248 Mbps 200-230 Mbps
NBN 250( Superfast) Fastest you can get 700 Mbps 200-700 Mbp

Also, remember that Internet speeds primarily depend on broadband congestion and are affected during busy hours. It also depends on your modem and how many devices you have connected simultaneously. If you're interested in finding out more about NBN broadband or how to choose the right NBN internet speed for your household, contact your local provider.

How to Connect to the NBN

Check if you are ready to connect.

As the copper network for phones and the internet is gradually phased out, it will be necessary to move to the NBN to stay connected to the internet. The timing is up to you because there is no automatic transfer.


If the NBN becomes available in the local area, users must move across within 18 months. Your existing internet and phone services will likely be disconnected if you do not switch within that timeframe.


For more information about whether your area is NBN-ready, visit www.nbnco.com.au and enter your address. You can use the tool to determine if your address can connect to the NBN and which technology will be used.

Choose the Right Speed

As we have already mentioned above, NBN offers a total of six Internet speed tiers that meet households' needs. In contrast, others work for businesses and communities, so subscribers can choose which plan suits their businesses and usage patterns. Selecting the right NBN plan is up to you, so make the switch and get the best plan for your needs.

Find an NBN Provider

It's up to you to decide whether to stay with your current provider or upgrade to one that offers better value.


NBN providers offer different plans and prices, and over a hundred of them. Amid so many options, it can be challenging to choose. Comparison websites regularly publish detailed summaries that rank the alternatives.

Types of NBN Connections

  • Fixed Wireless (FW): The fixed wireless NBN connection involves an outdoor antenna connected to a transmission tower on the customer's premises.
  • Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC): In HFC NBN, the existing cable infrastructure, previously used for TV services, provides the connection.
  • Fibre to the Premises (FTTP): FTTP NBN involves running a fiber optic line directly to the customer's home or business.
  • Fibre to the Node (FTTN): In FTTN NBN, the optical fiber is connected to a street cabinet and then to the property through the existing copper network.
  • Fibre to the Curb (FTTC): Refers to the extension of the optical fiber to the customer's premises (usually inside a pit), which is then connected to the property using the existing copper lines.
  • Fibre to the Building (FTTB): FTTB NBN uses optical fiber to connect apartments (or similar buildings' communications rooms) using existing technology.


As a whole, the NBN is designed to be a much more reliable internet connection than it was in the past, so if you still need to apply for it, don't wait! Contact Tel5 today!