What is the difference between cable, ADSL and ADSL2+, they appear to be the same price, how do I choose which service is best for me?
ADSL2+ is, simply put, an improvement on ADSL1. It provides faster connection speeds and, usually, is less expensive. It looks like you’re living around Pialba in Queensland, and you should be able to get ADSL2+ from a few Internet Service Providers (ISPs). It’s definitely a better option than ADSL. Both ADSL2+ and ADSL work through your phone line to create an internet connection, but ADSL2+ provides the faster connections and, with it, you can usually get the best deals.
Cable is a relatively new technology that started to be put in place in Australia in the 1990s. The idea is to create a connection that is expressly for high-speed internet, rather than going through your phone line like ADSL does. It is faster than any form of ADSL but it’s also often more expensive and limited in the areas it can service. It is unlikely that you will have the option of installing cable internet in Pialba, as it simply won’t have been built into the area just yet.
I would recommend that you tried an ADSL2+ service. You’re living in a regional area, so the prices are going to be somewhat higher than if you were living in the city, but if you want fast internet with good data download and don’t mind paying more, ADSL2+ is a good choice.
Dodo is your cheapest option, offering plans costing between $29.90/month (for 1GB of data) and $49.90 (for unlimited data). You can call Dodo on 1300 136 793 or go through the form on the website.
SpinTel offers plans in your area that cost between $49.95/month (for 20GB of data) and $109.95 (for unlimited data). You can call SpinTel on 1300 106 571.
Club Telco should also be able to offer you a broadband plan. Contact Club Telco on 1300 138 155 for more information or go through the form on the website.
I hope this helps! If you need any more information or have new questions, contact Compare Broadband at 1300 106 571 and we’ll walk you through whatever problem you have.