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WHAT IS nbn™?

The nbn™ network is Australia’s new landline phone and internet network. It’s designed to provide you with access to all the benefits of fast and reliable internet services, wherever you live.

Over the coming months and years as the National Broadband Network (nbn™) is rolled out, many parts of Australia’s existing telephone network will be switched off. To ensure your landline phone or internet is not affected and take advantage of the faster speeds and reliability of the the nbn™, you must switch from your current internet service provider to an authorised nbn™ service provider.

WHO IS nbn™?

The nbn™ is a owned by the Australian Government and operated by nbn™ Co, a Government Business Enterprise. The nbn™ puts the infrastructure in place; then as an authorised nbn™ service provider, Australia Broadband gets you connected to the nbn™.

nbn™ Co is a was established on 9 April 2009 to implement the Australian Government’s policy initiative of providing a National Broadband Network.


What’s all this fuss about speed?

There are a number of speed packs available. Each speed tier has a different upload and download speed, and you get to pick the speed tier that is best for you.

When you select a broadband plan you can also choose to upgrade your speed to match your usage and budget by selecting a Speed Boost. Take a look at our nbn™ Speed Boosts.


  • We’re 100% Australian owned and operated
  • Simply and easy to understand nbn™ plans
  • Strong and reliable network powered by the nbn™
  • No long terms contracts
  • As much film, TV, music, internet and gaming as you can download
  • Our customer care and support teams are available 24/7 to support you
  • No excess usage charges. What you see is what you get. There are no nasty surprises



A better experience for everyone at home sharing multiple devices online at the same time


A network purpose-built for the 21st century


nbn™ internet speeds faster and more reliable than ADSL providing a better user experience.


Upgrade to Boost to enjoy downloads speeds of between 5 and 25 Mbps or choose Max for download speeds of between 12 and 100 Mpbs.


The National Broadband Network (nbn™) comes in different forms depending on where you live. The seven types of nbn™ are Fibre to the Premise (FTTP), Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre to the Basement (FTTB), Fibre to the Curb (FTTC), Hybrid Fibre Co-Axial (HFC or Cable), Fixed Wireless and Satellite (Sky Muster). Australia Broadband offers Fibre, FTTN, FTTB, FTTC, Cable and Fixed Wireless. Satellite is not available from Australia Broadband.

What is nbn™ Fibre?

nbn™ Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) or “fibre to the home” is Internet that reaches you via fibre-optic cable laid either in the ground or coming to your home via overhead lines. Most nbn™ Fibre connections will have a new fibre-optic cable run right up to the premises.

What is nbn™ Fibre to the Node, Basement or Curb?

nbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN) or Basement (FTTB) or Curb (FTTC) uses a mix of fibre-optic cables and existing copper infrastructure to connect you to the Internet. FTTN involves running fibre-optic cables to your neighbourhood node and using existing copper wires to connect your home. FTTB runs fibre all the way to the basement of an apartment building and uses the existing in-building copper wires to connect your apartment. FTTC involves running fibre-optic cables to your street curb and using existing copper wires to connect your home.

What is nbn™ Fixed Wireless?

Sometimes nbn™ Fibre can’t be connected to a home and the final leg of the nbn™ journey is wireless. A fibre-optic cable is run to a local transmission tower and then a wireless signal is aimed at an antenna fitted to your roof. nbn™ Fixed Wireless delivers a more stable service than mobile broadband. nbn™ Fixed Wireless is built to service a predictable number of users, who are not changing location. With broadband over a mobile network, the number of users is unpredictable.

What is nbn™ Cable?

nbn™ Cable or Hybrid Fibre Co-Axial (HFC) uses a mix of fibre-optic cables and existing Cable TV wires to connect you to the Internet.


The whole of Australia is getting connected to the nbn™. Every week the nbn™ connects more homes and businesses to the nbn™ network. You’ll get plenty of notice of when the nbn™ is coming to your area however, if you’re keen to keep up, take a look at the rollout map for details.