Is it time to get serious about switching to the NBN?
Extract from RH Fusion Media Release: August 2016
Whether we like it or not, the time has arrived to take the National Broadband Network (NBN), seriously.
The NBN is a fibre optic, fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure that will replace Australia’s existing network with a faster and more reliable broadband service. It’s predicted the NBN will deliver download speeds up to four times faster than ADSL2+, making it a game changer for the way many of us use the internet at home. It means that whether you’re video streaming, online gaming or watching live news and sport, you’ll be able to enjoy faster access to the data and content. The NBN is sure to deliver superior quality video calls over the likes of Skype to help you keep in touch with friends and family living overseas or interstate from the comfort of your lounge room couch.
To date, there are almost 3 million homes and businesses around the country which can already connect to the NBN network, with every Australian set to have access by 2020. To check if your home is ready for rapid-fire broadband, go to www.nbn.com.au and type in your home’s address and click on the ‘check home prompt’. To get a sense of the NBN’s coverage, check out the ‘rollout map’, while you’re on the NBN’s home page.
The NBN will replace most existing landline phone and internet networks in your area – and you’ll receive a letter giving you a date when your existing services will be switched off. To avoid a technology blackout, call a phone or internet provider today and ask them about switching to a plan over the NBN network. Also, the installation of NBN equipment is free of charge – although be sure to ask your provider if they have any fees associated with switching across.
Look, if you don’t want a bar of the NBN, you won’t have to return to the dark ages. You can stay connected by using a mobile phone or mobile broadband. Mobile connectivity won’t be impacted by the NBN. The trouble is, you won’t be able to take advantage of the faster access and download speeds.
For the RH Fusion's media release, click here.