The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an Australian government funded open-access data network. The purpose of NBN is to improve our broadband internet service by making it faster and more reliable. Fibre-optic, fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure are currently being rolled out across Australia to replace our existing broadband service and connect Australia to the NBN. The NBN’s corporate plan hopes to complete the project by 2020.
By September 2018, over 9 million premises around Australia will have NBN access or construction underway. Tasmania is planned to be the first state to be fully networked with fast broadband. This is predicted to happen before September in 2018. There will be 2.8 million homes in NSW, 2.5 million homes in Victoria, 1.9 million homes in QLD, 970,000 homes in WA, South Australia is listed as having 750,000, 72,000 in NT and 134,000 in ACT.
Residents who have been connected to the NBN are experiencing fast download speeds and the ability to use multiple web based programs without experiencing lag. NBN in central areas mean that businesses can take full advantage of fast downloads and an operating system that allows multiple people on multiple devices to use the internet at the same time smoothly.
All in all, the NBN is a big step in the right direction for Australia. It is a big project, but one that has been in high demand for a long time and should run successfully for decades to come.
You can check when the NBN service will be available in your area and when roll out has begin by going to www.nbnco.com.au and looking at the network roll out map.
When the NBN becomes available in your area, give MyConnect a call on 1300 854 478 and our phone and internet specialists can help find an NBN plan that best suits you.
MyConnect partners with a variety of internet providers including Telstra, Optus, Belong Broadband, TPG and more.