When you have made the switch and decided to pay more for a service that is licensed in Australia, yet still do not get the results that you desire, it can be very frustrating. If you have found that over the past few days your Internet has been lagging or the speed is not quite what you expect, we suggest that you check the speed that the National Broadband Network is providing you and make sure it is the speed that you have paid for.
However, do remember with like with every service, there are a few reasons why you might be experiencing the lags in service and why the speed may be slower than you had opted for. When you compare the speeds that are provided, many Australians that have invested in NBN are left wondering which speed tier will be appropriate for them and which one would work best.
We have written this article to clarify the doubts you may have in regards to NBN speeds and the reason why the speed may lag and be lesser than you would originally want it to be. You can find out more on nbnbattery.enersys.com.au
What is a good NBN speed?
The speed that you get depends on the tier that you have selected from the NBN plans that are offered. It is, however, rare that you will get the full maximum speed that you have opted for. If you have chosen the package with 100 Mbps and do hit that a few times a week, we believe that is great speed and it isn’t much wrong with the service that is being provided to you. However, it is most likely that the maximum speed you will achieve during rush hours and times where people use the Internet more often is 85 Mbps and around that, which we still consider excellent speed.
Even though each tier has the maximum promised speed that they give, it is usually unlikely that the speed reaches that maximum due to certain reasons. For example, some of the reasons have been listed down below.
- Type of technology
The type of technology NBN uses at your address can vary. With such large organizations, it can get hard to update their technology at every single address, which is why they sometimes get by with old technology. This then leads to lagging speeds because the device is not designed for the signals being given to it.
- Congestion on network
When we consider rush hours or work hours where everyone is using the Internet, there seems to be congestion in the network. This is because there are so many users that maximum speed cannot be provided to each. Hence, speed is divided and compromised on. This is why at such times your speed will be lagging. This is one of the reasons why government officials have asked service providers to advertise the real speed at evening times.
- Available CVC at your POI
The available CVC you have on your POI also has an impact on the speed of your network and whether or not it lags. We believe you should get NBN to take a look to resolve your issue if the speed lags too much.