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All your National Broadband Network (NBN) questions answered here.

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NBN Plans from $49.95 per month

*Min total cost on a 24month plan is $1198.80.
This does not include the cost of a NBN-enabled modem.

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NBN Learning Centre

What does NBN mean for you?

(Click on a scenario on the leftabove to simulate)

  • Upload photos

  • Download a movie

  • Download a game

Uploading a wedding album (90MB high quality photos)

DSLR cameras and Photoshop are great, but uploading high-quality images and photos to the internet using ADSL can take an age, especially when you have a lot of them. With the NBN, large files will be a breeze to upload. This leaves you more time to take that perfect shot.

Estimated upload time
NBN Fibre up to 100/40 Mbps (average 39 Mbps): 20 to 30 seconds.
Standard on-net ADSL2+ (average 1 Mbps): 15 minutes

Downloading a 1.5GB HD movie from iTunes

Watching download progress bars slowly creep upwards is enough to drive anyone mad. With the NBN, high-quality video content can be downloaded in a fraction of the time it would take on a standard ADSL connection, making long waits to watch your favourite movies a thing of the past.

Estimated download time
NBN Fibre up to 100/40 Mbps (average 88 Mbps): 3 to 5 minutes.
Standard on-net ADSL2+ (average 12 Mbps): 20 minutes.

Downloading a 10GB game.

Some days you wake up and decide “That’s it. I’m re-downloading a game I started five years ago and removing it from my ‘unfinished’ pile.” But it’s 10GB in size, so it’ll take forever to download right? Using an NBN connection, triple-A game titles will be ready-to-play in minutes, not hours. This means less time staring at a percentage sign and more time reloading your bow/shotgun/absurdly large space cannon.

Estimated download time
NBN Fibre up to 100/40 Mbps (average 88 Mbps): 15 to 30 minutes.
Standard on-net ADSL2+ (average 12 Mbps): 2 to 2.5 hours.

*This speed is based on the 100/40Mbps NBN Fibre plan.
The quoted plan speeds are maximum NBN access port speeds. The average download speed is based on average speeds experienced by end users. Data transfer speeds to individual premises may differ. For further information, visit our article on NBN.

So why does Australia need the NBN?


Australia’s current copper infrastructure is failing. The NBN will be built using state-of-the-art technologies designed to resist Australia’s unique weather and landscape.


The NBN will unleash the true potential of the internet; e-commerce, high-quality video and more will be right at your fingertips.


Future generations will benefit from the increased speeds and reliability of the NBN, allowing Australia to continue growing well into the 21st century.

NBN installation
NBN installation

Types of NBN services

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NBN Fibre

93% population

State of the art fibre optic technology means the NBN delivers reliable broadband with speeds up to 100Mbps by running fibre-optic cable right up to your house (geeky-types call it Fibre to the Home or FTTH).

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NBN Wireless

4% population

Australia is a pretty big place, so Fixed Wireless technology will connect those premises that do not fall into the fibre footprint.

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NBN Satellite

3% population

With the NBN Interim Satellite reaching capacity, NBN Co has ceased sale of the interim satellite product. The full satellite service is expected to be launched in 2015.

The process at a glance

NBN Hardware

Down go the fibre optic cables

NBN Co is moving across the country installing fibre optic cables to deliver mega-fast internet. From the moment NBN Co begins construction in your area it’ll take about 12 months until they’re all done and your home can access NBN speeds and service.


NBN utility box installation

As part of the process, NBN Co will be installing a NBN utility box to the outside wall of your home. Everyone needs a NBN utility box fitted, and the good news is it’s installed at no cost to you. You don’t even have to be home when NBN Co installs it.


Pick an awesome Adam Internet NBN plan.

The good folks at NBN Co will let you know when your area becomes ready for service. When that happens you’ll need to choose a Retail Service Provider (RSP) and NBN plan. Adam Internet has already helped thousands of happy customers connect to the NBN.


NBN connection box installation

For this step, the NBN Co will need to install a few bits and pieces inside your home. The good news is that when you upgrade to Adam Internet we will manage this with NBN Co for you. Everyone needs the same equipment fitted inside their homes (regardless of which RSP you’re with), but your choice of RSP is super-important if you’d like the process managed super-well.

NBN Videos

NBN National Rollout

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NBN National Rollout

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NBN Installation and Equipment

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Connecting your equipment

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