NBN is finally installed in my facility after months and months of wait. If you do not live in Australia this post might not be relevant for you. But, if you are from Australia, NBN is supposed to be “the” next big thing for Australia with regards to the internet service upgrade. In this post, I go through my process of getting it installed, Aussie Broadband speed test, and overall Aussie Broadband review.
Finally getting it installed, here are my thoughts and initial impressions of this service from Aussie broadband NBN.
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Aussie Broadband Review: NBN After 6 Months
Okay, so it has been a little over 6 months that I have been using Aussie broadband’s NBN. All I can say is, I will not be looking anywhere else or another internet service provider. I hope this still stays true until the next time I am updating this article.
But things are looking really good for Aussie broadband even as a company. It has recently announced it’s 1000/50 residential plans which have helped Aussie broadband break records when it comes to signing up new customers. Read more about it on Aussie broadband’s blog.
Some of the biggest reasons why I love Aussie broadband and why it’s worthwhile to make the switch if you are looking for a reliable home internet service provider are:
- Highspeed and consistent internet connection: I have never had any fluctuations when it comes to the internet speed at all. If there has been one, it’s always because of the poor quality router that I have. Even during the peak times, I get the promised 40-45 Mbps download speed.
- Minimal Downtime: There has not been much downtime. There have been about 3 out of which two of them were maintenance and the other was a service fault. Aussie Broadband did such an amazing job at keeping me updated on this process and making sure I am aware of what is happening behind the scenes.
- Fantastic customer service: 5/5 for their awesome customer service. Whether it be online or via the phone, it always good.
- Aussie Broadband App: I love the app. It has all the features you would need to manage your home internet account. Paying bills, checking your past payments, doing ping tests e.tc. everything is seamless with the app. You can see your data usage if you are on a limited plan and even upgrade or downgrade your NBN plan from the app.
The best part about the app is the ping notifications for any current or upcoming outages. They ping you every detail even when a technician is expected to visit the faulty site till the point where the fault has been fixed
I had a cable internet connection from Optus. This was a fetch TV bundle for a 24 months contract. I subscribed for a speed booster pack that would give me a much faster internet speed. Not going to lie, few initial months were great, but after that, we just had too many issues. And every time we would complain to customer service, they said that this was due to the upgrade work going on for the NBN project. So, I had no choice but to agree with what they told us.
Aussie Broadband Review – Speed Test
I have included some screenshots of speed tests I have conducted during peak hours between 7 PM – 8 PM. You can clearly see the consistent speed I am receiving.
More Speedtest.net results
Aussie Broadband NBN Installed
After a few months, NBN was finally installed and available in our area. The thing with NBN is that everyone will have to eventually move to NBN. So I had to as well. I was going to go with Optus because the transition felt less of a hassle. I was also able to watch my favorite vloggers on Youtube without any trouble :D.
But, I also wanted to do some research about the NBN and learn more about technology and what I could expect from this new internet service.
This gave me more information about different service providers and what to expect, what are the technologies available, and all of the jazz.
Before I did not have too many service providers to choose from when we first installed Optus cable internet, Optus was my only option, so I thought this should be the same with NBN. But, boy I was wrong. I could finally choose what ISP to go for and had a bit of choice regarding the speed plans too.
After a couple of hours of research on YouTube and Google, I decided to go forward and get NBN installed via Aussie Broadband. Have you heard this name before? Well, I had not.
Aussie Broadband Review – NBN PLAN
My NBN Plan: NBN 50
NBN Technology Used: HFC(Hybrid Fibre Coaxial)
Let me save you some time and say that my Aussie broadband review scores them 9/10.
I am on $79/ month plan from Aussie Broadband. I got this plan instead of the $99/ month plan just to see if I will be able to upgrade the speed or even change the subscription to other service providers if required.
“Get $50 on New ABB Sign Up Code: 2533826“
So, my plan is NBN 50, they promise a typical evening speed of 43 Mbps. Let me say that this is not super-fast because I was getting more on the ADSL2+ line, but that was not very stable and consistent. The connection from Aussie broadband, on the other hand, is very stable and consistent.
If you talk about download speeds, I get average download speeds of about 4.5-6 MBps download speeds. I was getting 6+ MBps download speeds in the initial phase, but maybe I was downloading from a very good server.
See download speeds totally depend upon the server you are trying to download the file from. So, if the server that you are trying to download the file from is not very close to you or provide good bandwidth, chances are that your downloads will be comparatively slower.
NBN 50 plan from Aussie broadband has been very consistent and I am very happy with my internet connection now. I do plan on upgrading the plan in the future if required, but for now, NBN 50 seems to be more than enough.
GET $50 Credit + First Free Month
GET $50 Credit When You Sign Up For Aussie Broadband: Use Code “ 2533826 “ while signing up on the checkout page see screenshot below.
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I hope this Aussie Broadband Review of their NBN service can help you to decide if Aussie Broadband is the perfect Internet service provider for you to get NBN