Speeds on the NBN network explained
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- How we advertise NBN™ speeds
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- Choosing the right speed for your household
- Factors affecting speeds
In order to help Australians make informed choices when it comes to the NBN™, iiNet was amongst the first Internet Service Providers to follow recommendations from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to advertise typical evening speeds for NBN™.
Typical Evening Speeds are subject to change and are measured 7pm-11pm. Speeds are not guaranteed and may vary.
As of 31 August 2022, iiNet advertises the following speeds for NBN™ FTTP, FTTB, FTTN, FTTC & HFC services:
- Basic (NBN12): Typical evening speed 12Mbps download
- Standard (NBN25): Typical evening speed 25Mbps download
- Standard Plus (NBN50): Typical evening speed 50Mbps download
- Premium (NBN100): Typical evening speed 90Mbps download
- Premium (NBN Superfast): Typical evening speed 210Mbps download^
- Premium (NBN Ultrafast): Typical evening speed 450Mbps download^
^NBN FTTP & HFC only. A high speed modem is required.
iiNet Business NBN™ services measure typical speeds during weekday business hours (i.e. 9AM – 5PM local time) as this is more useful to business customers. View iiNet Business NBN™ plans.
If you already have iiNet NBN™, you can view available plans and make the switch in Toolbox. Alternatively, give us a call on 13 19 17 and we'll be happy to help.
Please note that not all speed options are available on all NBN™ technologies.
|Speed||Advice about choosing this speed|
|Basic (NBN12)||For basic internet use such as web browsing and email.|
|Standard (NBN25)||For small households and those with light entertainment needs.|
|Standard Plus (NBN50)||Recommended for quality streaming or households with multiple devices/users.|
|Premium (NBN100)||Ideal for entertainment lovers and online gamers.|
|Premium (NBN Superfast)||Recommended for large households and connoisseurs who want the smoothest 4K streaming.|
|Premium (NBN Ultrafast)||Our best available NBN™ connection for heavy duty users and small businesses.|
Different NBN™ technologies have different speed abilities, and the NBN™ plan you select may have different speed options available.
General factors that affect all technologies
- NBN™ Infrastructure
For example, the length and quality of copper cabling used in NBN™ FTTN/FTTC/FTTB has a significant impact on performance.
- Coexistence period
NBN™ FTTN/FTTB /FTTC services are typically limited during the period they must share the same copper line as legacy non-NBN™ services.
- Quality and capability of hardware
This can include modems, WiFi routers and Ethernet or phone cables.
- WiFi signal interference
You can learn how to improve your home or office’s WiFi signal here.
- Number of connected devices
When too many devices share the same bandwidth, data flow is limited.
- Network Congestion
For example, when speeds slow during peak traffic in the evenings.
- Which content is being accessed
There may be insufficient server capacity or other issues affecting a specific website or online game.
Additional factors for specific technologies
|Technology Type||Available speed options||Specific factors that affect certain technologies|
Fibre to the Premises
Fibre to the Building/Node/Curb
Length copper line from your premises to the NBN™ hub (typically in the basement of your building).
Weather conditions that may impact the copper.
Quality of copper line in your building, including overall length, condition and joins.
FTTB/N only: Slower performance while network coexists with legacy non-NBN™ services.
Hybrid Fibre Coaxial
Weather conditions like extreme heat and rain.
Signal strength or obstruction of the antenna’s line of sight to the tower.
|Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS)||Basic
|Weather conditions (either at premises or base station location)
Obstruction of the dish’s line of sight (weather conditions).