Unleashing access to our faster speeds, now and into the future
We’re upgrading the nbn Fixed Wireless network with enhancements designed to give more homes and businesses in regional Australia access to even better broadband, including:
More nbn speed*
Faster download speeds in the busy periods (like the evening), so you can do more of the things you love, with less buffering.#
More devices at the same time
Enjoy more streaming, gaming and online learning on more devices at once*, with two new higher speed plans through participating providers.
Utilising the latest technology, we’re expanding the reach of our Fixed Wireless network so more people currently in nbn Satellite areas can access Fixed Wireless.
Check if you can access Fixed Wireless today
Things you need to know
Contact your preferred Fixed Wireless provider
Fixed Wireless is available from a range of providers. They can advise on your plan options, whether you’ll need any new devices and help book an installation appointment with an nbn technician.
You may need to be home for an appointment with the nbn technician, who will test and confirm signal strength before installing the necessary Fixed Wireless equipment.+
If you're currently connected to a Satellite service, there may be additional steps for you to follow.
Upgrade works are already underway
Our plan includes three key phases:
Find out what's happening in your area by selecting your state or territory below
Please note, not all towers will be upgraded at the same time. This means only eligible locations, within proximity of the upgraded towers will be able to access the enhanced Fixed Wireless network as we complete works in your area.
Frequently asked questions
We're optimising the Fixed Wireless network, including installing the next generation 4G and 5G equipment. This new technology is designed to deliver more reach (by extending the range of the towers from 14km to up to 29kms where possible) and more speed to regional and remote Australia. nbn will be amongst the first in the world to deploy the 5G technology at this scale for a dedicated Fixed Wireless network.
We’re evolving the network by also working with local governments and councils to install new Fixed Wireless towers in selected areas.
The Satellite locations across Australia that will become eligible to connect to Fixed Wireless as part of the upgrades have been selected based on their proximity to the existing Fixed Wireless towers and the strength of wireless signal that can be expected at the location.
Find out what's happening in your area by selecting your state or territory below.
Please note, not all towers will be able to be upgraded at the same time. This means only eligible locations, within proximity of the upgraded towers will be able to access the enhanced Fixed Wireless network as we complete works in your area.
If you’re currently connected to a Fixed Wireless plan, you’ll generally be able to continue using your service as usual during the upgrade works.
However, you may experience a reduction in service and outages as we roll out the upgrades in your area over several weeks. We’ll notify your provider of any outages ahead of time, so they can keep you informed.
nbn has recently announced further proposed speed enhancements to its overall nbn Fixed Wireless network upgrade plan. Subject to industry consultation, nbn proposes to make the following higher speeds available:
The existing nbn Fixed Wireless Plus plan, available from nbn providers, is planned to be enhanced from wholesale speeds of up to 75/10Mbps, to deliver wholesale speeds up to 100/20Mbps.Δ* nbn is providing this speed uplift on nbn Fixed Wireless Plus plans at no additional cost to providers. nbn intends for the Fixed Wireless Plus speed plan to become available to order from nbn providers from early-2024 and anticipates it will be available across the nbn Fixed Wireless footprint.*
nbn Fixed Wireless Home Fast is planned to offer wholesale download speeds between 200-250 (uplifted from a previous intended range of 100-130Mbps wholesale download speeds) and wholesale upload speeds between 8-20 Mbps.Δ* nbn intends for this higher speed plan to become available to order from nbn providers from mid-2024. We anticipate this speed tier will be available to up to 90% of the nbn Fixed Wireless Coverage Area by December 2024.*
nbn Fixed Wireless Superfast is planned to offer wholesale download speeds of 400Mbps (uplifted from a previous intended range of 200-325Mbps wholesale download speed) and wholesale upload speeds between 10-40 MbpsΔ*. nbn intends for this higher speed plan to become available to order from nbn providers from mid-2024. We anticipate this speed tier will be available to up to 80% of the nbn Fixed Wireless Coverage Area by December 2024.
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Faster download speeds mean less buffering where the buffering was caused by slow download speeds over the nbn Fixed Wireless network. Please note that the amount of buffering you experience may also be affected by other factors outside of nbn’s control (like your Wi-Fi and other equipment configuration, chosen broadband plan, how your provider designs its network, or the video streaming and other content providers’ network).
Your experience, including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn network, depends on the configuration over which services are delivered to your premises, whether you are using the internet during the busy period, and some factors outside of nbn’s control (like your equipment quality, software, chosen broadband plan or how your provider designs its network). Speeds may also be impacted by the number of concurrent users on the nbn Fixed Wireless network, including during busy periods.
If the nbn technician determines after testing that your premises does not have sufficient signal strength, then the necessary equipment will not be installed, and you will not be able to access the nbn Fixed Wireless network.
Conditions, eligibility criteria and costs will apply – please speak with your preferred provider. Eligibility criteria includes among other things, being designated by nbn as a simple premises and placing an order for an nbn powered plan based on an eligible wholesale speed tier. Additional costs may apply to providers, who may choose to pass this charge onto their customers.
Not all providers offer plans based on the full range of wholesale speed tiers. Talk to your preferred provider for more information about availability and the right retail solution for your needs.
These are nbn wholesale speed tiers which nbn provides to retail phone and internet providers. Attainable wholesale speeds are subject to the rollout of network upgrades and some premises will require nbn to complete upgrades to the equipment at the premises.