NBN (National Broadband Network) is starting to roll out in suburbs across Australia and is”set to change the way Australians access the internet, with lightning-fast fibre-optic, fixed wireless and satellite technology being made available over the next 10 years.” (iiNet, 2015)
iiNet (20115) state that “there are plans to connect more than 93 per cent of Australian homes to the NBN’s fibre-optic network, allowing access to download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second – that’s four times quicker than the fastest ADSL2+ broadband currently available.” Faster internet?! Heck yes.
It’s all fun and games until you realise that NBN may not even be coming to your area… just like me.
I live in a house with my mum (Jackie), dad (Terry) and sister (Bree). Little amount of people, big amount of internet. With 2 desktop computers, 3 laptops, 3 iPads, 4 phones and 2 Netflix subscriptions, you could say we are internet fiends. Which means we need a lot of internet, unlimited in fact… thanks dad!
Whenever dad is not at the TV, he is at the computer. He spend his time on his desktop, reading the news about his favourite soccer team, playing fantasy league and watching the surf cameras. When asking him about faster internet, he said “It would be good but I’m right near the wifi so I don’t really notice it that much.”
Mum is a new internet fan, once she bough her iPad she was hooked. From being completely internet illiterate to streaming health seminars that go for literally hours. I know when the internet is slow because I can hear mum complaining that her video wont load, so it’s safe to say that she would be ecstatic to have fast internet speeds.
My sister and I are avid internet users. We use it for Netflix, uni, work, but mostly social media, which is a lot. When the internet is slow I could almost chuck my phone out the window.
Fast internet, I need you! NBN I need you!
iiNet 2015,’The National Broadband Network explained’, iinet.com.au, viewed 23 August 2015, <http://www.iinet.net.au/internet/broadband/nbn/about/>