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National Broadband Network update

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2016 at 12:00:00 AM

nbn™ News

7.5 million homes and businesses to start construction n the next three years

nbn is pleased to announce the release of its three year construction plan that includes areas where construction is planned to commence on the nbn™ network up until September 2018.

nbn™ Launch Sky Muster™

On 1st October, nbn launched their first long term satellite, Sky Muster, into orbit - a major milestone in enabling the delivery of nbn™ satellite services to rural and remote Australians.

 

nbn™ 101: Everything you need to know about Australia’s broadband network

While many Australians may have heard about the nbn™ network, a common question is – what exactly is it?

What is the nbn™ network?

The short answer is: nbn is the team behind the nbn™ network rollout. They are responsible for providing wholesale services to phone companies and internet service providers who offer nbn™ plans for homes and businesses..

The nbn™ network is an upgrade to Australia’s existing phone and internet infrastructure and will affect the vast majority of people across Australia as it impacts our landline phone and internet services.

As a wholesaler, nbn does not sell direct to the public. That means, to move your services over to the nbn™ network (both home and business services), you will need to contact a phone or internet provider and choose a new plan that suits your needs directly with them.

Who will get it?

The nbn™ network is being rolled out progressively across the country with an aim to connect eight million homes and businesses by 2020. 

One of nbn's goals is to provide access to all the benefits of fast and reliable internet services so that Australians have the same basic service, no matter where they live - for internet banking, streaming movies and music, online shopping or keeping in touch with family and friends.

Why do we need it?

Simply put, Australia’s existing copper network was not designed for the demands of the 21st century. 

It was struggling to keep pace with a fast-changing digital landscape and a subsequent increase in demand for fast and reliable connectivity.  The nbn™ network is designed to provide access to fast and reliable landline phone and internet services no matter where you live.

Access to the nbn™ network presents opportunities in education, business, entertainment, health care and sociability, giving everyone the potential to be more productive, more creative, more efficient and more connected for decades to come.

How does it work?

The nbn™ network uses a range of broadband technologies including new fibre-optic cable, existing copper lines, fixed wireless and satellite to deliver access to fast and reliable internet to all Australian homes and businesses.   

When is it happening?

More than one million homes and businesses can now order fast broadband services over the nbn™ network – about one in ten homes. The network is being rolled out progressively across Australia and is expected to be completed by 2020. 

What do I need to do?

The nbn™ network rollout affects almost all of us. The vast majority of people need to act, even those who just have a landline phone.

To ensure your affected phone and internet services continue working, you need to move them to the nbn™ network before they’re switched off. You aren’t automatically connected to the nbn™ network. For more information, visit www.nbn.com.au/switchoff or call 1800 687 626.

To connect, you need to contact your preferred phone or internet provider and order a service over the nbn™ network.

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