As you can see above, there is a huge difference between the maximum speeds of each of the nbn™ speed tiers. While each increase in speed will bring data to you faster, it will come at a cost premium. So which speed tier is best for your usage?
Here is a guide to what you can do with these speeds and suggestions for who would make best use of them.
Before comparing plans and prices, it is important to firstly understand how the network speeds are described and how this means in real-world use. As it is with ADSL2+ and mobile broadband, the speeds advertised are the theoretical maximums - the top speeds available on the network.
There are several things that impact your ability to get these top speeds. With ADSL2+, the distance from your home to the telco exchange was a major factor in decreased speeds, with the maximum 24Mbps withering to about 5- or 6Mbps at the end user.
The nbn™ offers better theoretical maximums speeds.