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NBN Speeds Explained

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 by

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In order to help Australians make informed choices when it comes to the NBN™, Internode is amongst the first Internet Service Providers to follow recommendations from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to advertise typical evening speeds for NBN™.

These speeds measure the typical download speeds nationwide between 7PM to 11PM (local time). This is when the network is busiest and performance issues such as congestion are the most likely to occur, so measuring speeds during this period provides more realistic information about the speeds you can expect to experience on the NBN™.

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NBN Retail Pricing Pressure Points

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 by

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is the subject of promises from the government that consumers will pay comparable prices to current day ADSL2+ and phone service bundles in order to access entry level NBN based services, and that NBN based retail pricing will be nationally uniform.

Unfortunately, a number of pressure points in the wholesale pricing model exist which will make these promises (from the government) untenable in practice, unless serious issues with the underlying pricing model are addressed by NBNCo and the ACCC.

This post elaborates on some of the relevant issues that serve to place upward pressure on NBN based retail pricing in general and even more pressure upon retail pricing in regional areas in particular.

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Peering Policy Gaps with the National Broadband Network

Monday, May 16th, 2011 by

Deploying a ‘superfast’ national tail circuit network (i.e. the National Broadband Network) will highlight other bottlenecks in information flow that currently exist between voice and data service providers in Australia, unless those bottlenecks are also addressed. This paper highlights the need for appropriately symetrical peering arrangements to be enforced, for both voice and data services, between all NBN  Service Provider networks.

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