It is already a well-known fact that by 2020, every household in Australia will be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN). Given the fact that NBN is still a work in progress, the internet speed that was promised is yet to come. Lots of people are disappointed and they do not trust the NBN technology anymore. What they don’t know is that after everyone gets NBN, in 2020, the situation will improve tremendously.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of internet speed in every Australian household, and what are the key factors that affect it.
How does your NBN experience change depending on these factors?
One of the most important key factors when it comes to how fast your internet works, is the technology that you use in your home in order to connect to the NBN. If you live in the rural area, you will most likely get a combination of satellite and fixed wireless. If you live in the urban area, newer technologies such as FTTN (Fibre to the Node) or FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) will most likely be used. It basically depends on where you’re living and, of course, the urban area has the biggest potential of having higher internet speeds.
What Time Is It?
It might seem a little bit weird, but it’s completely true.If you’ll try to use the internet in the middle of the day, you will probably notice that you can surf the web, listen to music and use a software at the same time without any problems. Well, if you would try the same thing after 7 pm, when everybody is back home from work, you will most likely encounter some issues. What could help you have better internet speed at peak hours, is a better NBN tier.
The NBN Tier
That’s pretty self-explanatory actually, but it’s worth mentioning because some people have no idea what they signed up for. When you choose a plan from one of the NBN providers, the cheapest one will offer you the slowest internet speed, for sure. If you think that your internet is just too slow for what you need to do, you might want to consider upping your tier to NBN 50 where you get an internet speed of 50 Mbps, or maybe even NBN 100. It’s very important to consider your needs before choosing one of the NBN plans.
People In Your Home
How many people are accessing the internet in your home? Well if you never thought of that question when you were angry because the internet was too slow, now it’s the perfect time to do it. If you’re working with multiple software, your mother watches a movie and your brother is playing a video game, all at the same time, you will for sure get a slower internet speed. If you’d like to be able to conduct all these activities at the same time with the rest of your household, you should think about upgrading to NBN 50, to say the least.
It is true that the NBN is not what everyone was expecting it to be, but there are numerous factors that depend on us. Sometimes it’s the place you live in, the hardware that you use, the fact that there are too many people in your home. But some other times, people just don’t want to pay more money in order to have a better internet connection. And it’s understandable, but the NBN plans are created to suit everyone’s needs, and bigger needs mean bigger expenses.