The NBN will provide all users with access to speeds greater than what many people experience on ADSL today, and will offer a more stable and reliable broadband service.
93 per cent of homes and businesses will have access to the NBN through optic fibre to the premises, capable of providing broadband speeds of up to one gigabit per second.
The remaining 7 per cent of premises will have access to next-generation fixed wireless and satellite technologies, providing peak speeds of 12 megabits per second.
These services will be upgraded to provide speeds of 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload from mid-2013 for fixed wireless and from the launch of the long term satellite service in 2015.
See also: NBN technologies