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nbn® speeds explained

nbn speeds explained

In this guide, find out everything you need to know about nbn® speeds

In Australia, you can choose from a range of different internet speeds on the nbn® to suit your needs. Read on as we discuss the different nbn® speed tiers and the features of each one, and find out which nbn® speed tier is the fastest in Australia. You can then compare our different nbn® plans to find the one that suits you!

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What nbn® plans are available in Australia?

You have a choice of speeds, designed to suit different households’ needs, whether you have multiple people streaming content at once, or you simply like using the internet to email friends or send photos.

Home Basic / Casual 

This tier is suitable for one or two people using the internet at the same time. You’ll find it adequate for sending emails, making phone calls, browsing the web, using social media, streaming music and streaming SD video. 

This plan offers download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 5 Mbps, with a typical evening speed of 22 Mbps.

Home Standard / Everyday

In addition to everything Home Basic can support, the Home Standard tier can handle having three or four people online at the same time streaming HD video, downloading files, playing online games, and video conferencing. 

This plan offers download speeds of 50 Mbps and upload speeds of 20 Mbps, with a typical evening speed of 44 Mbps.

Home Fast

Home Fast internet lets five or more people do all the things the previous tiers do, with the addition of streaming 4K video and downloading large files. 

This plan offers download speeds of 100 Mbps and upload speeds of 20 Mbps, with a typical evening speed of 44 Mbps.

During a typical busy period, download speeds should reach at least 90Mbps.

Home Superfast

 Home Superfast can easily handle five or more people online streaming 4K and 8K content, playing complex games, and downloading and uploading large files across multiple devices. 

This plan offers download speeds of 250 Mbps and upload speeds of 25 Mbps.

Home Ultrafast

This is the fastest internet speed currently available in Australia. It offers an even faster online experience with greater capacity for users and bandwidth requirements. 

More importantly, it will be able to handle the increasing demands of the new wave of digital technologies that will soon be standard in Australian households.

This plan offers download speeds of 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds of 50 Mbps.

Home Ultrafast is also known as nbn® 1000 or gigabit internet.

You can read more about the fastest home internet speed in Australia here.  

What nbn® speeds can I get?

Be aware that not all speed tiers are available for all households. The availability of speed tiers depends on the type of technology your property is connected to and the speed tiers your internet provider offers. 

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