Created by Chris Gregory, National Industry Engagement Manager, Business, nbn Co

New wholesale discount bundles for businesses over the fixed line nbn™ broadband access network, and the business nbn™ solution finder online tool were launched earlier week.

Why is this important for Australian businesses?

NBN Co’s Paul Tyler, Chief Customer Officer, shares, “Australia is a nation of growing businesses and we want to give all businesses confidence they are on the right broadband plan to service their unique business needs. The business nbn™ solution finder is an easy to use online tool that will help businesses order the most suitable business-grade solution available from their internet provider.”

“For businesses of all sizes, it’s important they select the appropriate business nbn™ solution to meet their needs, including the right speeds, committed bandwidth and service level assurance.”

Australian businesses and internet providers research found that many businesses may not be connected to the right broadband plan to meet their needs. Around two thirds of micro businesses (1-4 employees) operate from residential premises and more than three quarters of those are currently using a residential plan rather than a plan designed for business purposes such as video conferencing, video surveillance, access to remote back-ups and cloud application software.

Key points

  • The wholesale discount bundles are designed to deliver savings to retail service providers (your phone and/or internet service provider), assisting them to meet the needs of you, their businesses customers
  • The business nbn™ solution finder is designed to help businesses find the right combination of wholesale products and services with the bandwidth and support services their business requires
  • Earlier research conducted for nbn by economics firm AlphaBeta showed that the nbn™ access network is helping create new businesses and support much needed flexibility for workers. By 2021, there could be between 30,000 and 80,000 additional new businesses created as a result of the nbn™ access network, and up to 47,300 additional people using the network to work from home
  • Business nbn™ solution finder is available at: nbn.com.au/solutionfinder