The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a Communications Network being constructed nationally to connect more Australians with a faster and more reliable connection through the use of both Fixed and Wireless Networks. The roll out has already begun with most home in the Portland area ready to connect.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the NBN?
Do i have to swap to the NBN?
I only have a home phone do i still need to swap to the NBN?
Will the home phone still work if the power goes out when on the NBN?
What happens if i don’t swap to the NBN?
Portland’s current dates for the disconnection dates are Portland/South Portland 18th Jan 2019 and Portland/Portland North/Bolwarra 8th Feb 2019
What kind of NBN is available in Portland?
Depending on where you live decides what kind of NBN is available to you. In the Portland area there are three main types “Fibre to the Node” which is mainly for the in town areas, “Fixed Wireless” that covers a lot of the surrounding areas of Portland and finally satellite that covers people who cant get “Fibre to the Node” or “Fixed Wireless”.
|Fibre to the Node (FTTN)||Fixed Wireless (FW)||Satellite|
|In Town||Out of Town / Semi Rural||Remote and Rural locations|
|Optical Fibre leading to a node in your street, or a nearby street, with a final stretch of copper to your wall socket inside your premises.||A fixed antenna on your roof receives a signal from your local nbn Wireless tower, with internal wiring to the nbn connection box inside your premises.||The connection of some remote and rural locations services can be delivered via our Sky Muster satellite. In this scenario a satellite dish is installed on the premises and receives the signal from the Sky Muster satellite.|
Is NBN available at my address?
Where can i find out more?
What kind of speeds can i expect?
Even if you choose a higher speed tier or purchase a speed boost, your nbn service can never go faster than the maximum line speed available at your premises. This is particularly relevant to customers who will be connected by Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre to the Building (FTTB) or Fibre to the Curb (FTTC).For FTTB, FTTC and FTTN customers, we can’t confirm your maximum line speed until your service is installed and activated on the nbn network. This means we will only offer the Premium Evening Speed tier once this information is available and if you are eligible, unless we have included it as part of your plan. If your nbn connection doesn’t allow you to properly benefit from the speed tier you’re on, we’ll provide you with your maximum line speed, once it’s available, along with alternative options.
|Speed tiers||Suitability||Typical minimum speeds between
|Typical speeds outside
|Basic Evening Speed
(nbn tier 12)
This is the basic speed offered
|ldeal if you’re a small household with one connected device and just want to cover all the basics: light web browsing, social media, email.
Telstra doesn’t include this as part of our standard offering.
|Standard Evening Speed
(nbn tier 25)
This is the standard speed on
|Ideal when there are a with multiple users at home. Cover all the basics: web browsing, social media, email, stream video.
Telstra includes this speed as part of our
|Standard Plus Evening Speed
(nbn tier 50)
Faster than standard.
|Great for homes with multiple people sharing the internet at the same time to: Stream HD movies + TV Download and upload large files.||40Mbps (download)
The NBN Co Website is a great place to find out about the NBN network and the roll out or you can visit us in-store at The Portland Phone Shop 94a Percy Street Portland (Opposite Subway) or call us on 0355 211 866