How Fast is the NBN would the NBN have been?


Sign the Petition

Sign the change.org petition addressed to Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull asking them to reconsider their short-sighted Fibre-to-the-Node NFN (National Fraudband Network).


1000/400 Mbps*

FTTP

Fibre to the Premises

Your house is connected to the internet via an optic fibre. The expected minimum lifetime of this fibre is 60 years. The NBN is completely passive, all that lies between your house and the exchange is strands of glass and optical prisms, no power or ongoing maintenance is required.

Upgrading the speed of the NBN is simply a matter of replacing the equipment at each end of the fibre. Speeds exceeding 40,000 Mbps have already been demonstrated in research laboratories using the same type of fibre as in the NBN.

25/5 Mbps

FTTN

Fibre to the Node

“We are absolutely confident that 25 megs is going to be enough, more than enough, for the average household” - Tony Abbott*

Your house is connected to a NBN node via existing copper wire. Each of the planned 30,000 nodes is a self-contained mini telephone exchange. These nodes have complicated internals that require regular maintainance and a reliable power source.

Your internet connection speed to the coalition's NBN is dependent on the distance of your house to the nearest node, the quality of your existing telephone line, and the quality of your home's internal copper wiring.

Uploading Wedding Photos to Facebook

You have just received the digital copies of your wedding photos from the photographer. You're eager to upload them to Facebook for all to see. There are 100 high quality photos each 10MB in size.

Labor's NBN

Coalition's NBN

Downloading a HD TV Episode from iTunes

The latest episode of HBO's Game of Thrones series has just been released, unfortunately your bus to work leaves in 5 minutes. You really wanted to watch a HD version of the episode during your commute! You quickly plug in your iPad and start the download. Will it finish in time? Or will you miss the bus?

Labor's NBN

HBO - Game of Thrones

Season 3 - Episode 7

Coalition's NBN

HBO - Game of Thrones

Season 3 - Episode 7

Uploading Footage of Your New Puppy to YouTube

You have just picked up the dog you've always wanted! You've recorded picking him up, his first arrival home, and him playing with his new toys. You've then edited these scenes into a video and want to upload it to YouTube. How long is it going to take before the world sees your bouncy baby?

Labor's NBN

<3 My New Heeler 2013

Coalition's NBN

<3 My New Heeler 2013

Syncing Engineering Designs with Dropbox

You run an Engineering Consultancy from your home office in Brisbane. You are working on a detailed design for a Liquid Natural Gas train on Barrow Island for the Gorgon project. Your client's design office is in Perth and you want to send your latest design via Dropbox. The files are 300MB in size.

Labor's NBN

Barrow Island GIS Survey [RAW].dxf
MTPA LNG Train #1 Detailed Design.dxf

Coalition's NBN

Barrow Island GIS Survey [RAW].dxf
MTPA LNG Train #1 Detailed Design.dxf

Take Action

Sign the change.org petition addressed to Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull asking them to reconsider their short-sighted Fibre-to-the-Node NFN (National Fraudband Network).

Discuss on reddit.com/r/savethenbn

Find out more at weneedthenbn.com

Contact or follow the telecommunications minister or shadow minister.

Anthony Albanese




I am a 28 year old living in Brisbane. I have a variety of interests and hold degrees in Engineering and Mathematics. I am currently in the final year of my PhD in Finance.

In my spare time I work on my startup: An iPhone and Android App that enables foreign exchange trader to view their trading charts on their mobiles http://portalcharts.com/

I have always been a Liberal voter, although, the lack of sane political discourse over the past few years has left me disillusioned with both parties. I feel that Labor is underselling the NBN, especially its upload capacity. I built this website to demonstrate to the general user the large performance differential between the Labor and Coalition NBNs. I hope that non tech savvy users will benefit from these simple demonstrations.

James Brotchie <[email protected]>

If you are a developer and want to contribute to this website then send me a pull request on GitHub.