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Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

Modem vs router: What is the difference?

Learn the difference between a modem and a router for home internet and find out which one is right for you in our RateCity guide.

Nbn

28 Feb, 2024

2 min read

Modem vs router: What is the difference?
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

The NBN connection box explained

Learn more with this RateCity guide to your NBN connection box, including location, installation and troubleshooting.

Nbn

27 Feb, 2024

3 min read

The NBN connection box explained
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

What is a good internet speed?

What is a good internet speed? Compare internet speeds to find the best speed tier for your needs with this RateCity guide.

Nbn

27 Feb, 2024

5 min read

What is a good internet speed?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

Things you need to know about working from home on internet

Whether you’re working from your kitchen table, the couch, or a desk, your internet speed can be the difference between being frustrated or content as you tackle your tasks.

Nbn

28 Mar, 2023

10 min read

Things you need to know about working from home on internet
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

NBN outage: What to do when your internet drops out

An NBN outage can be caused by an isolated issue in your home or a widespread issue that’s affecting other households in your area. Here's what you can do.

Nbn

20 May, 2022

5 min read

NBN outage: What to do when your internet drops out
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

How to choose an NBN provider

NBN, short for National Broadband Network, is an Australia-wide internet infrastructure. Introduced in 2011 by the Federal Government to provide a faster, more reliable internet connection to residents, by January 2022 12.1 million Australian homes and businesses were able to connect to the NBN with a plan that suits them.

Nbn

27 Apr, 2022

7 min read

How to choose an NBN provider
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

What NBN speed do I need?

NBN speed is calculated in megabytes per second (Mbps). This is a universal measurement of how fast data travels along the network and an indicator of the maximum downloadable speed.

Nbn

27 Apr, 2022

7 min read

What NBN speed do I need?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

How can the NBN benefit your business?

A speedier internet connection can make life easier for businesses, as it can make completing day-to-day tasks simpler and more efficient. Discover the key benefits of the technology and how NBN could benefit your business.

Nbn

05 Apr, 2022

5 min read

How can the NBN benefit your business?
Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

What you need to know about NBN evening speed

NBN evening speed refers to a period (generally at night, typically between 7pm and 11pm) when the internet tends to slow down because of increased traffic—i.e. everyone hopping online at once to surf the web or stream their favourite shows.

Nbn

22 Mar, 2022

5 min read

What you need to know about NBN evening speed
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

What’s the difference between ADSL and NBN?

With Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) having been rolled out across the country, older ADSL and cable internet technologies have been largely phased out. So how exactly is your connection to the NBN an upgrade from the ADSL or cable service you used to enjoy?

Nbn

18 Jan, 2022

4 min read

What’s the difference between ADSL and NBN?
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

FTTP vs FTTN vs FTTC

Each of these terms refers to an option for connecting your home to the NBN. While they may sound interchangeable, each option can make a big difference to your home broadband service, and what the best NBN plans to suit your needs may be. 

Nbn

18 Jan, 2022

5 min read

FTTP vs FTTN vs FTTC
Mark Bristow

Personal Finance Editor

How to access the NBN when renting

While renting your home can provide some flexibility, it can also mean plenty of challenges to overcome. Access to the National Broadband Network (NBN) from your rental property is just one of these, with the download speeds available to you often varying between different properties in different areas, which could make a significant difference to your lifestyle. 

Nbn

18 Jan, 2022

5 min read

How to access the NBN when renting

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