Broadband in Adelaide
Broadband users in Adelaide have the options of ADSL1, ADSL2+, Naked broadband and mobile broadband internet connections.
ADSL2+, which is a faster version of ADSL1, is available in most of the inner suburbs. ADSL1, which is still fast, is available in some of the outer suburbs. For areas not covered by ADSL technologies, there is some mobile broadband coverage across Adelaide.
Several broadband providers have enabled exchanges throughout Adelaide's inner suburbs for ADSL2+, including TPG, iPrimus, Westnet and Adelaide-based Internode. Areas not covered by these ISPs for ADSL2+ are often enabled for ADSL1 instead.
Many of Adelaide's exchanges are enabled for TPG bundle deals, which means you can take advantage of super-cheap home and phone and broadband packages. Give us a call on 1300 106 571 to find out if you can sign up to a plan or apply on our website.
You could also compare prices with iPrimus (call 1300 137 794), Westnet (1300 768 134) and Internode (call us on 1300 433 823), who can set up ADSL1 at your address if they cannot supply ADSL2+, in most cases.
Fibre optic services, which can run a broadband connection at an astonishing 100Mbps, are available in some areas of Adelaide. Internode provides fibre services to Lochiel Park, an ecologically sustainable development adjacent the Linear Park in Adelaide and has plans for two more communities: Lightsview, a development in Adelaide's Northgate and Blake's Crossing, a new Delfin community 30 kms north of Adelaide.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is also coming to Adelaide. After naming Willunga as a First Release site, the NBN Co has now decided to roll out the super-fast fibre optic network to Modbury and Prospect in the second wave of construction. A timetable for these Second Release sites has yet to be announced but residents can access ADSL or mobile broadband in the meantime.
There are still a few suburbs in Adelaide with no access to ADSL and a mobile broadband connection is the next best thing. while coverage is generally good in metropolitan areas, there are always variations. It's a good idea to check coverage at your home with individual providers before signing up to a new ISP. Optus has good deals on mobile wireless broadband and can give you an idea on the coverage you can expect to receive from most providers as the majority use Optus towers. Call Optus on 1300 768 194 for more information.
Adelaide has a few free Wi-Fi access at various areas around the city, including in libraries, Adelaide Central Plaza Food Court, Adelaide Festival Centre and numerous cafes across the city.