NBN Information for Your Business

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
What is the NBN?
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is Australia’s new network for fixed line phone and internet services. Our aim is to give your business access to fast, reliable and affordable services from a range of provider.

What it means for you?
There are plans to connect more than 93 per cent of Australian homes to the NBN’s fibre-optic network, allowing access to download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second – that’s four times quicker than the fastest ADSL2+ broadband currently available. With NBN Co planning to increase the available speeds on fibre-optic all the way up to 1000 megabits per second in the near future, the network is a serious game-changer.
The NBN is designed to replace Australia’s existing, ageing copper network, which is no longer sufficient to support our growing demand for faster and more reliable internet connections. 

How do I get connected to the NBN?
NBN Co is moving across the country installing fibre optic cables to deliver superfast 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.
As part of the process, NBN Co will be installing a NBN utility box to the outside wall of your home or business. 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 there when NBN Co installs it. 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 an NBN plan.

When is the NBN coming to my area?
NBN Co has a plan in place which determines when the network will be rolled out around the country. To find out when your premise will be NBN ready check out NBN Co’s coverage map.

Will you need to upgrade your computers or phone system?
There is a lot of misinformation going around about this, with many companies trying to sign users to new packages including phones systems, when they are not required.
You should not need to upgrade any of your computer equipment. In most cases you will need a new router and that will be supplied by the ISP for the new connection.
Due to the analogue phone lines being disconnected small changes to your phone system maybe required but in most cases your system will be compatible with the NBN. 

Do you need help or more information?
If you need any help with questions, ISP choices, installation, networking or advice. Please contact us as we will be happy to help.