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Everything you need to know about NBN and broadband is here on Mozo. Our broadband explainer guides and how-to's will help you find a great deal and keep you in the know.

How to test your NBN speed

How to test your NBN speed

Frustrated with slow internet? Does your NBN speed feel like it’s not up to scratch? We’ve got good news: you can test it! Depending on how you use your NBN, whether it’s to stream Netflix, scroll through Instagram or work from home, it’s crucial you have an internet speed that matches you and your family’s usage. This handy guide will give you the ins and outs of testing your NBN speed and help you see if you have the right product to suit you!   

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What you need to know about NBN connection types

What you need to know about NBN connection types

Most Aussies are now streaming, scrolling and surfing the internet on the National Broadband Network (NBN). But did you know that not all NBN connections are the same? In fact, there are a range of different NBN connection types and unless you’re willing to pay out of your own pocket (or your dwelling has been earmarked for a free upgrade by NBN Co), you’re likely stuck with the type of NBN connection you currently have.Your type of NBN connection has important impacts in a couple of areas, most critically when it comes to the maximum supported speed – and therefore the kinds of plans you can subscribe to – and also when it comes to reliability.No matter what type of NBN connection you have, you’ll need to sign up with an independent internet service provider (ISP) to gain access. Once you sign up for a plan, you may be provided with a compatible router or modem that can connect you to the NBN.  If you do take a provider modem it may not always be the most capable but it can make dealing with support requests easier.So the question is, what is my NBN connection type? Let’s break it down … 

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NBN jargon buster

NBN jargon buster

The NBN is now commonplace for many Aussies, with around 8 million households and businesses connected to the network as of 2021, according to the ACCC. But the truth is there’s a bit of techie-jargon to know, whether you’re signing up, setting up or simply enquiring about the NBN. We’ve got you covered right here with our Mozo NBN jargon buster: 

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Congestion free nbn plans what are they and are they right for me

Congestion free NBN plans: What are they and are they right for me?

Regardless of how much time you spend on the internet, there’s nothing worse than a slow broadband connection. In the NBN world, this issue is often referred to as ‘congestion’, as it typically occurs during times when internet demand is at its highest, such as during the peak evening hours. And unfortunately for many Aussie households, it’s a pretty regular problem. To combat this, many NBN providers have begun offering ‘congestion-free NBN plans’ to customers. But what exactly are these types of plans and how do they differ from regular NBN products?

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Cheap nbn plans to choose from right now

Cheap NBN plans to choose from right now

There are more than 100 NBN providers in Australia, according to WhistleOut, which gives you an excellent opportunity to shop around and save on monthly internet bills.But knowing where to start can be tricky. The first thing to note is that broadband NBN plans commonly come in four different speed types: NBN 25, NBN 50, NBN 100 and NBN 250. The speed/plan that’s best suited to you will depend on the number of people in your household and how you use the internet. However, when you start comparing NBN plans, it’s also important to take the estimated ‘evening speed’ into consideration. This is the speed you’re most likely to get when the internet is in high demand. To help get your search started with your research, we’ve rounded up some of the cheapest broadband NBN plans for NBN 25, NBN 50, NBN 100 and NBN 250 plans below.

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Which nbn speed is best for streaming netflix the numbers are in

Which NBN speed is best for streaming Netflix? The numbers are in

With winter on the horizon, it’s time to start unpacking those comfy blankets and fluffy slippers and schedule in some serious screen time.  But no matter what type of TV watcher you are, make sure you have the best type of NBN connection to support your streaming. (There’s nothing worse than bad internet right?) So with this in mind, we’ve broken down some recent stats from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Measuring Broadband Australia Report that show which NBN speeds are best for different streamers using Netflix. To get these figures, the ACCC compared the number of Netflix videos that could be simultaneously watched on a single NBN connection at one given time. Notably, the report compared both High Definition (HD) and Ultra High Definition (UHD) (4K) videos.* 

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5 of the top NBN providers

No matter what sort of internet user you are, there are a range of broadband plan options available, and with different speeds too. Maximum speeds currently sit at 12, 25, 50, 100, 250 and 1000 Megabits per second (Mbps).  However, note the use of the word maximum … The truth is, while service providers might advertise their NBN speed as 100 when you buy a plan, it’s likely that you won’t receive that speed. This is particularly true during busy hours between 7pm and 11pm. Time to do some research.

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