Good news for people looking forward to connect to the NBN. The company recently updated their website address tracker, allowing customers to figure out when the speedy internet will be available at their address and what kind of technology they will have access to. The previous version of the tool only showed when construction would begin in a designated area.
To tool, available on NBN’s website, is very straightforward and easy to use. You enter your address and you instantly find out what sort of NBN technology you will be receiving and when. By that we mean fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP), fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) or fixed wireless. More about these technologies in our comprehensive NBN review. The initial version of the tool only showed when construction was estimated to begin.
You will also see a list of retailers that will offer the best Broadband service once it is available. When choosing an ISP, it’s important to pay attention to the speed you’re signing up for. Since there have been multiple complaints in recent months about customers unable to reach top NBN speeds, make sure you read the fine print. Providers offer NBN broadband at different speeds, and sometimes purchasing speeds boosts is required to truly experience everything the NBN has to offer. More on why speed is important here.
The NBN network rollout is the largest infrastructure project Australia has ever undertaken, and now you can instantly check and track NBN progress in your area. As long as everything goes according to plan, every household in the country will have access to the NBN by 2020. If you’re lucky enough to already have access to the speedy internet, compare NBN plans here.