In addition to the general factors that can affect all speeds (such as the type of content being downloaded, your hardware and the source of the content), there are factors specific to certain nbn technology types that can impact your speed experience.
This means your obtainable speeds are dependant on your address and how your home is being connected to the nbn.
Fibre to the Node or Basement (FTTN/B)
For these nbn™ technologies, the length and quality of the copper wiring can play a large role in the consistency of your speeds. If the existing copper infrastructure is damaged, faulty or corroded then your speeds may be impacted.
Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)
With HFC connections, the quality and length of co-axial cabling that's used to connect your home to the nearest network node can impact your speeds. Your speeds may also be impacted by the quality and layout of in-premises cabling.
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)
Factors that impact FTTP connections are generally the same factors that can impact all broadband connections, such as the type of content being downloaded, your hardware and the source of the content
For Fixed Wireless technology, weather conditions can cause signal interference, or even obstruct of the antenna, potentially slowing down your connection speeds.
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Check out our speed guide for a breakdown on each speed so you can gauge which plan will cater to your home the best.