What does Business Grade Internet mean

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You might have noticed that our NBN Internet Plans are Business Grade. You might be wondering what a Business Grade NBN Internet Plan actually means and how is it better than a standard residential NBN Internet Plan. A Business Grade NBN Internet Plan means it is less oversubscribed than your standard residential Internet Plan. This means on a Business Grade NBN Internet Plan you are sharing the bandwidth with far less users than your standard residential Internet Plan. Internet Service Providers operate in a very similar way to water utility providers. Do you think a water utility provider can handle ever house in a suburb turning their taps on at the same time? What do you think would happen if all the houses turned their taps on at the same time? Essentially the water wouldn't flow or the water pressure would be incredibly low. Internet Service Providers are very similar. If every house decided to run a speed test and max out their Internet connection at the same time the result would be incredibly slow speeds to everyone. A Business Grade NBN Internet Plan means if every house decided to run a speed test and max out their Internet connection at the same time each house would be getting far more speed than the residential Internet Plan houses running the same test.


This oversubscription ratio is called a contention ratio in the Internet Service Provider industry. We provide a 20:1 contention ratio for our NBN Internet Plans. We provide a 20:1 contention ratio on our Backhaul and IP Transit for the NBN Internet Plans. A 20:1 contention ratio is considered Business Grade in the industry.