How fast is the NBN?
- Connecting to the internet is simple when you are in a serviceable area of the NBN rollout map
- Choosing a plan that suits both you and your family’s needs to a tee can sometimes be a bit of a headache.
- Taking into consideration points such as how fast is NBN, download and and upload speeds will aid you in choosing the most suitable plan.
If you are looking to sign up for a new NBN connection or plan, then you have come to the right place. Connecting to the internet is simple when you are in a serviceable area of the NBN rollout map, but choosing a plan that suits both you and your family’s needs to a tee can sometimes be a bit of a headache. If you are trying to find the best connection speed suited to you, then have a look at the options that NBN provides below. Taking into consideration points such as how fast is the NBN, download and upload speeds will aid you in choosing the most suitable plan for your household.
1.Tier 1 NBN (Standard)
A Tier 1 connection is the standard speed that most plans will start at for households with basic internet usage. With a Tier 1 NBN connection, you are looking at download speeds of up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 1Mbps. With this connection, it would take you approximately 24 minutes to download a 2GB movie. NBN Tier 1 provides you with roughly the equivalent of the average speeds you’ll be getting on ADSL2+. Tier 1 NBN is best suited to those who utilise the internet for mainly day-to-day tasks such as email, downloading a few movies and streaming HD videos and music via Youtube, Stan, Netflix and Spotify. Whilst this plan is the standard and suitable to most, one must take into consideration that this plan may not be sufficient for a household of multiple people who are streaming movies and music at the same time - your plan could be stretched thin in such a scenario.
2. Tier 2 NBN
A Tier 2 connection with the NBN is one step up from Tier 1 and gives you download speeds of up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 5 Mbps. Download time for a 2GB movie is cut down to 11 minutes with this connection. Tier 2 is the ideal plan for those who are looking to stream 4K quality videos online. This connection is also ideal for a household of one or two people who use the internet regularly for entertainment and work purposes.
3. Tier 3 NBN
Tier 3 on the NBN gives you fantastic download speeds of up to 50 Mbps and similarly impressive upload speeds of 20 Mbps. A 2GB movie downloads in a short 6 minutes, meaning that you don’t have to wait long till you’re able to catch up on the movies you missed out on. This plan is well suited to a household of multiple and constantly connected internet users at the same time. 50 Mbps ensures that everyone is equipped with enough bandwidth, ensuring that the kids can use their Xbox whilst Mum is streaming music and Dad is watching his favourite videos on Youtube.
4. Tier 4 NBN
Tier 4 is the fastest connection speed offered by the NBN today. With download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of 40 Mbps, all you need is a mere 3 minutes to download a 2GB movie! This is the ideal plan for those who have to download or upload huge files for work (think uploading videos to Youtube if you are a Vlogger or Musician, or uploading huge image files if you are a photographer). This is the ideal plan for anyone who is keen on a very fast connection, especially so if you are someone who works on the computer all day. NBN Tier 4 speeds are absolutely fantastic if you want to keep regular offsite back-ups through services such through platforms such as OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud, or Google Drive.
With these points kept in mind, we are sure that you will be able to pick the best NBN plan that is suited for your household, your job or your personal entertainment needs. Although Australia is still not as fast in connection speed as the top contenders in the world, namely South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, the NBN is now definitely a keen and successful contender in trying to bump the nation up the list of average internet speeds in the world. If you would like to upgrade your plan today and get on the fast track to better connection, do not hesitate to contact us today. To view available NBN plans please click here.
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