nbn™ Speeds Explained

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What Is the nbn™?

The nbn™ is Australia’s new landline phone and internet network.

nbn™ is designed to provide you with access to all the benefits of fast and reliable internet services, wherever you live. MyRepublic uses nbn™ infrastructure combined with our purpose built network for National Broadband Networks to deliver you unlimited Internet to your address.

Speed Options Available

Speed Tier nbn™ Standard (25/5Mbps)1
Speed Label Standard
Typical Evening Speed (7-11PM)* 15Mbps download
Online Usage Up to 3 people/devices connected at once

This Plan is Good For

Making phone calls over VoIP
Email, browsing & social Media
Music streaming
Gaming
Downloading & uploading files
Downloading & uploading extra large files
HD video streaming
HD & 4K video streaming
Speed Tier nbn™ Standard (50/20Mbps)
Speed Label Standard Plus
Typical Evening Speed (7-11PM)* 43Mbps download
Online Usage Up to 5 people/devices connected at once

This Plan is Good For

Making phone calls over VoIP
Email, browsing & social Media
Music streaming
Gaming
Downloading & uploading files
Downloading & uploading extra large files
HD video streaming
HD & 4K video streaming
Speed Tier nbn™ Home Fast (100/20Mbps)2
Speed Label Home Fast
Typical Evening Speed (7-11PM)* 83Mbps download
Online Usage Up to 9 people/devices connected at once

This Plan is Good For

Making phone calls over VoIP
Email, browsing & social Media
Music streaming
Gaming
Downloading & uploading files
Downloading & uploading extra large files
HD video streaming
HD & 4K video streaming
Speed Tier nbn™ Premium (100/40Mbps)
Speed Label Premium
Typical Evening Speed (7-11PM)* 83Mbps download
Online Usage Up to 9 people/devices connected at once

This Plan is Good For

Making phone calls over VoIP
Email, browsing & social Media
Music streaming
Gaming
Downloading & uploading files
Downloading & uploading extra large files
HD video streaming
HD & 4K video streaming
Speed Tier nbn™ Superfast (250/25Mbps)3
Speed Label Home Superfast
Typical Evening Speed (7-11PM)* 200Mbps download
Online Usage +9 people/devices connected at once

This Plan is Good For

Making phone calls over VoIP
Email, browsing & social Media
Music streaming
Gaming
Downloading & uploading files
Downloading & uploading extra large files
HD video streaming
HD & 4K video streaming
Speed Tier nbn™ Home Ultrafast (1000/40Mbps)4
Speed Label Home Ultrafast
Typical Evening Speed (7-11PM)* 350Mbps download
Online Usage +9 people/devices connected at once

This Plan is Good For

Making phone calls over VoIP
Email, browsing & social Media
Music streaming
Gaming
Downloading & uploading files
Downloading & uploading extra large files
HD video streaming
HD & 4K video streaming
nbn™ Speed Tier nbn™ Standard (25/5Mbps)1 nbn™ Standard Plus (50/20Mbps) nbn™ Home Fast (100/20Mbps)2 nbn™ Premium (100/40Mbps) nbn™ Home Superfast (250/25Mbps)3 nbn™ Home Ultrafast (1000/50Mbps)4
Speed label Standard Standard Plus Home Fast Premium Home Superfast Home Ultrafast
Typical evening speed (7-11PM)* 15Mbps download *50Mbps download *93Mbps download *93Mbps download 200Mbps download 350Mbps download
Online usage Up to 3 people/devices connected at once Up to 5 people/devices connected at once Up to 9 people/devices connected at once Up to 9 people/devices connected at once +9 people/devices connected at once +9 people/devices connected at once
This Plan Is Good For
Making phone calls over VoIP
Email, browsing & social Media
Music streaming
Gaming
Downloading & uploading files
Downloading & uploading extra large files
HD video streaming
HD & 4K video streaming

*Actual speeds may vary due to various factors. nbn™ FTTN, FTTB and FTTC speeds are to be confirmed once active and within 20 days of connection. If your service isn’t capable of achieving acceptable speeds for the plan for which you signed up, you can move to a lower speed plan or exit your contract without charge by contacting MyRepublic within 10 days of receipt of your line speeds. We consider an acceptable line speed to be not less than 75% of our published typical evening speed for your plan.

 

 

  • 1The nbn™ Standard – Flexi Plan (25/5Mbps) – Minimum Typical Evening Speed is 15Mbps based on 60% of the theoretical maximum download speed of the nbn™ speed tier and is measured between 7-11pm.
  • 2The Home Fast – Flexi Plan (100/20Mbps) – Minimum Typical Evening Speed is 93Mbps as per MyRepublic’s 100 download nbn™ speed tier and is measured between 7-11pm.
  • 3The nbn™ Superfast- Flexi Plan (250/25Mbps) – Minimum Typical Evening Speed is 200Mbps and is based on our own internal testing conducted in Nov 2020 and is measured between 7-11pm. They are not based on the speeds observed for a representative sample for this plan. These values will be updated once more information becomes available.
  • 4The nbn™ Ultrafast- Flexi Plan (1000/50Mbps) – Minimum Typical Evening Speed is 350Mbps and is based on our own internal testing conducted in March 2021 and is measured between 7-11pm. They are not based on the speeds observed for a representative sample for this plan. These values will be updated once more information becomes available.

More Info on Speed

nbn™ connects homes and businesses across Australia via 6 different technologies. This means your speed are variable depending on what nbn™ technology connects your house or business to the nbn™ network.

For nbn™ services that are connected via Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) or Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), you can choose between the: 

  • nbn™ Standard plan (25/5Mbps)
  • nbn™ Standard Plus plan (50/20Mbps)
  • nbn™ Home Fast (100/20Mbps)
  • nbn™ Premium plan (100/40Mbps)
  • nbn™ Home Superfast (250/25Mbps) – Available to selected addresses
  • nbn™ Home Ultrafast (1000/50Mbps) – Available to selected addresses

The nbn™ tiers stated are the maximum theoretical access line speeds that can be delivered over the nbn™. Actual speeds may be slower than the nominal access line speed and can vary due to a number of factors including the quality of the copper connecting your premises, the quality of your internal wiring or that exchange based ADSL &/or special services may co-exist on the same network infrastructure.

For nbn™ services that are connected via Fixed Wireless (FW) can select between the Unlimited Standard plan (uses nbn™ 25 Standard), or the Unlimited Essential plan (uses nbn™ 50) due to the maximum download speed of Fixed Wireless technology being 50Mbps nominal access line speed. Speeds are variable.

For FTTN and FTTB services, when you enter your address at service qualification, you will be provided with an indication of line speed by nbn™ we will also tell you if you if your service is in co-existence. The maximum line speed provided by nbn™ doesn’t take into consideration the quality of the copper connecting your premises, the quality of your internal wiring or that exchange based ADSL &/or special services may co-exist on the same network infrastructure, all of these factors can affect your speed. If your service has been identified as being in co-existence area we recommend selecting the Unlimited Essential plan (uses nbn™ 50). Once your service is active, if you are receiving download speeds close to 50Mbps, contact Customer Service if you want to upgrade to the Unlimited Premium plan (uses nbn™ 100), once active we will conduct a line speed test to ensure that this Unlimited Premium plan is right for you. Speeds are variable.

For nbn™ FTTC connections, you can choose either the Unlimited Essential plan (uses nbn™ 50) or Unlimited Premium plan (uses nbn™ 100). Speeds are variable. The nbn™ tiers stated are the maximum theoretical access line speeds that can be delivered over the nbn™. Actual speeds may be slower than the nominal access line speed and can vary due to a number of factors including the quality of the copper connecting your premises, the quality of your internal wiring or that exchange based ADSL &/or special services may co-exist on the same network infrastructure.

What Can Affect My Internet Performance?

nbn™ connects homes and businesses across Australia via 6 different technologies. This means your speed are variable depending on what nbn™ technology connects your house or business to the nbn™ network.

You will need a modem capable of connecting you to the nbn™ network which can handle the high speeds available to you. MyRepublic provides a choice of an AC1600 Wi-Fi Hub+ or upgrade to an AC2200 Halo modem. In large premises or in buildings with thick walls, Wi-Fi performance can often be the slow point in a nbn™ connection, for optimum performance we recommend connecting directly to your modem via an Ethernet cable.

External network factors such as physical location of the host computer, and global Internet link between MyRepublic and the destination. This includes the backhaul network between your premises and MyRepublic and whether there is congestion on domestic and international links during peak periods.

There are many applications and programs that access the internet. These may be running in the background on your device which can use up some of your accessible bandwidth.

Multiple Users on your connection and the applications being used. The more simultaneous streaming, gaming and downloads will affect the amount of bandwidth available to your connection.

MyRepublic is a Retail Service Provider of internet services.

What this means is that although we may provision your service at the requested nbn™ tier, and provision bandwidth to ensure a good contention ratio is available for your broadband usage- there are some factors that are outside our control. Examples include:
  • The nbn™ technology available at your location.
  • If you are in a co-existence period
  • Congestion at our wholesale partners network level

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Why Are There Different nbn™ Speeds?

The nbn™ network is being rolled out across Australia delivering internet and home phone access using a mix of technologies, this is why your speed will vary based on the nbn™ technology available at your location. 

When you enter your address, we will tell you the maximum access line speed based on information from nbn™. Please note, if you are on an Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) or Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) connection, we recommend that you start with the Essential plan which uses the nbn™ 50 to see what access line speeds you can achieve before upgrading.

What Is a Co-existence Period?

Co-existence period is where nbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) and Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) services share the same network infrastructure with older copper services which will impact the speed that you can receive. 18-month after the initial rollout of the nbn™ the old copper services will be switched off, ending co-existence period and enabling you to achieve maximum possible line speed.

How Does Network Capacity Affect My Speed?

As more premises access the internet (particularly in peak periods 7 – 11pm) the more pressure (congestion) it puts on a service providers network. As the congestion increases slower broadband speeds will be experienced by users. Congestion issues can be managed by each service provider by purchasing more bandwidth (capacity) from nbn™ as well as the way a service provider configures and shapes their network (network management).

MyRepublic has been built specifically to maximise the user experience on the nbn™. We use our own web traffic priority optimisation system to help ensure that time sensitive applications like video streaming remain smooth while also remaining flexible for heavy downloading scenarios.

The MyRepublic team is constantly monitoring the network to help provide the best user experience available.

How Does Home Set-Up Affect My Speed?

Hardware: The quality and condition of your modem / router can affect your internet experience. A device that has been provided by your service provider and certified to work with the nbn™ network will ensure optimal performance, that is why all MyRepublic connections come with a MyRepublic modem optimised for use on our network.

Wi-Fi: The Wi-Fi on your modem / router uses radio signals to transmit data to your connected devices. As a result, the performance of your Wi-Fi can be affected by the location of where you place your device. It should be placed in a central location so that the Wi-Fi signal can travel unimpeded, and away from other electronic devices which may cause interference (microwaves, TV’s). All the modem / routers MyRepublic provides have AC wireless technology which will perform better than ones with the older N technology.

Internal wiring: The condition of the copper lines / wall sockets within your premises can impact on your nbn™ experience. The copper maybe damaged or suffering from corrosion, the wall socket connections loose or poorly connected. This predominately relates to FTTB, FTTN and FTTC connections.

Number of users / devices online at the same time: When there are multiple users / devices connected to the internet at the same time those users are all sharing the available bandwidth. As the number of users increases the slower the speed experience will be for all.

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