With the National Broadband Network now available to around 4.5 million premises around Australia around 6.7 of us still don’t know anything about it.

A recent survey from finder.com.au revealed that while 1 in 4 Australians says they will switch to the NBN as soon as it’s available in their area, 37 percent have admitted to being in the dark about it.

Surprisingly some Australians also think they can ‘say no’ and not make the switch to the National Broadband Network, but the reality is that by 2020 every household will have to…and there’s no getting out of it.

Information from Finder on How to get connected

  • Check out finder.com.au’s NBN tracker to find out when it will be available at your address  https://www.finder.com.au/nbn-tracker
  • Compare NBN plans and deals based on your needs, and check out offers are out there  https://www.finder.com.au/broadband-plans/nbn
  • Choose one of the four speed tiers: NBN 12, NBN 25, NBN 50 and NBN 100. The faster the speed, the more expensive the plan will be
  • Contact your current or new internet service provider (ISP) to activate your service. If your home is NBN-ready, most ISPs will transfer you to an NBN plan free of charge.
When will you connect to the NBN once your home is NBN ready?
The same day 13%
Within a week 15%
Within a month 16%
After 1-3 months 9%
After 3-6 months 5%
After 6-12 months 4%
After 12-18 months 2%
After 18-24 months 2%
I don’t know/I don’t understand anything about the NBN 18%
I don’t plan to switch to the NBN 17%
Source: finder.com.au finder.com.au
1Experian Hitwise since 2015