Australian NBN vs NBN Co Ltd.
The NBN is an Australian Government initiative to provide supper fast broadband to all Australians via fibre. The NBN is a new, wholesale only, open access high speed broadband network.
The NBN will involve the laying of fibre optic cabling to at least 90 per cent of Australian homes, schools and businesses, capable of delivering speeds of 100 megabits per second, or up to 100 times faster than many people experience today. The remaining premises will be connected via a combination of next generation high speed wireless and satellite technologies delivering broadband speeds of 12 megabits per second or more.
Once the broadband network is built, service providers can offer multiple broadband services such as high speed internet access, Voice IP Phones (VoIP), IPTV and multimedia services to Schools, Universities, Hospitals, Business organisations and Homes. Currently (2010) an unlimited usage broadband internet package costs 50 dollars.
NBN Co Ltd is a new company formed to design, build and operate the new National Broadband Network across Australia. It was announced on 7 April 2009 by the Australian Government.
In summary, NBN is the Project Name and NBN Co Ltd. is a company formed by Government to implement the NBN Project.