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NBN speeds are terrible! Slower than adsl

Hi there... I’m getting download speeds of >100 on my current adsl plan. Do I have to move to a nbn plan? NBN speeds are slower, even the premium speed is only 80!

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Re: NBN speeds are terrible! Slower than adsl

You must be on cable as maximum speed of ADSL is 28 Mbps and most ADSL connections are less than 10 Mbps.

80 Mbps is the guaranteed minimum premium speed during peak periods. Some connections get close to 100 Mbps.

You have to move to NBN within 18 months of it first becoming available. If you don't transfer you will be disconnected. This is Government policy.

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Support Team

Re: NBN speeds are terrible! Slower than adsl

Hey BN75, thank you for your post.


The nbn™ network is replacing the old phone and broadband network, and services will be progressively disconnected from the old network after the nbn network is rolled out across Australia. To continue having a fixed home phone and broadband service, you’ll need to switch to phone and broadband services on the nbn network.

In most cases, you have 18 months to switch, from the date when nbn co declares your area is ‘ready for service’. To find out if you can get the services on the nbn network now, enter your address on our rollout map here

Thank you.
- Ryan


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