With the National Broadband Network (NBN) currently rolling out across Australia, we thought it was time to shed some light on the speeds you can expect when the NBN comes to your home. For most people, any plan on the NBN will be faster than what they have now on ADSL – but how much faster? And are there limitations? To make things easier, here are a few important things to note when choosing an NBN plan to suit you.
Not everything (or everyone) gets maximum speeds
When connected on a service with (for example) a 100 Mbps rated speed, it’s not guaranteed that everything that you download from the Internet will be received by you at 100 Mbps. External factors that might affect your actual speed including things like:
Technical factors affecting your speed performance
You might find your speed is affected by technical issues within your own home. Things that might affect your speed in this respect include:
It is important to note, when choosing your plan, that iiNet’s NBN plan speeds described on our website are the ‘theoretical network maximum speeds’. Your actual speeds may be slower due to a number of factors beyond iiNet’s control.
A breakdown of the theoretical maximum speeds
For our technical enthusiasts out there, here are the maximum speeds you can get to your home. These speeds aren’t necessarily the speeds you’ll get on that particular plan. Real world usage is unlikely to consistently achieve such speeds, due to the factors described above.
The theoretical maximum access speeds for iiNet’s NBN plans are: