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The purpose of this website is to provide information regarding the National Broadband Network (NBN) in a clear and concise manner so that everyone from the general public to those with a specific interest in communications technology can better understand the nature, benefits, and the technology involved. And in the process answer any questions that you may have.
The site has been put together by a diverse group of volunteers which includes everyday consumers, those with an interest in new technology, communications professionals, and everyone in-between. As such it is hoped that it will be valuable to readers of all levels of knowledge and interest.
But the common thread is a belief that this new network is both needed and will provide very real and considerable benefits well into the future for all Australians.
For further information please click on the links below to access pages of specific interest. Other links are also provided to off-site locations where applicable.
(Please note that this site and the information it contains is not endorsed by either the Federal Government nor NBNCo Ltd. As such it is free from any political allegiances and/or corporate affiliations. And despite the best endeavors of the contributors some information may be either out of date or suffer from inaccuracies. Your assistance in drawing attention to any such instances would be much appreciated.)
What is the NBN?
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a major telecommunications infrastructure project being undertaken by the Federal Government to upgrade, and replace where necessary, many aspects of Australia’s existing network. It involves state of the art technologies, changes to the regulatory environment, and the participation of every Federal, State, and private enterprise body involved in the delivery of telecommunications. Read more
Why do we need it?
In 1998 the web was fast growing but still new and Jakob Nielsen was concerned with usability of webpage’s. Particularly how web designers tended to get carried away with the new medium and made pages too cluttered for the slow connections of the time. Looking at his own Internet access speed he postulated that it would not be until 2003 that most people could enjoy complex web pages based on the following Law Read more
What will it deliver?
As well as enabling improved and faster internet access, the new network and the changes it will bring will enable the provision of better services from all facets of government and commercial organizations, including health and education. It will also stimulate the creation of new services, ideas, and uses not yet imagined, thereby ensuring that Australians have access to the best in communications and maximizes our competitiveness in the new global market place. Read more
How much will it cost?
$43 billion National Broadband Network project Read more
The purpose of the following section is to outline a number of discussion points around the technical implementation of the NBN and to dispel any unsubstantiated claims made against the NBN. Read more