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Types of Internet connections in Armidale
If you’re living in Armidale NSW and you’re looking for a decent broadband plan for your home or office, there are a multitude of options; so many in fact, that finding the right one for you can be a bit of a daunting process if you don’t have the time or the right facts. That’s why we here at Compare Broadband do what we can to break down the facts and simplify the process to help you find a broadband plan that suits you, your internet usage, and your budget. The very first factor is your address - you’re specific location more often than not dictates what sort of internet connection will be installed in your home, which in turn will inform which broadband plans and internet service providers (or ISPs for short) you should be looking at.
Some of the several different internet connection types found around Armidale include Cable, ADSL2+, Naked DSL, Home Wireless, and of course, the NBN. The right one for you will depend on which existing internet infrastructure is most accessible from your home or office. Once you’ve worked out what sort internet connection type you’re dealing with, you can start sifting through plans that tailor to that internet connection type, but also to your own specific needs, such as how much you want to spend on internet per month, how much data you’ll need in that month, and how many people you need to share that data with. To get started, enter your postcode or suburb into the white search bar at the top of the page and then click “Compare Now”. Our website will ask you a few quick questions in regards to what sort of broadband plan you’re looking for, and then it will whittle you a shortlist of options from some of Australia’s leading broadband providers. It’s a fast and simple service, and it’s absolutely free!
NBN uses fibre optic cables that can provide super fast and reliable internet to your home.View NBN Plans
ADSL2 is the most widely available internet connection and gives you access to speeds up to 24Mbps.View ADSL2+ Plans
Cable broadband connections are delivered over a dedicated cable from the exchange to your home.View Cable Plans
Home Wireless broadband can run up to 20 times faster than an NBN 100Mbps connection.View Home Wireless Plans
Types of NBN connections in Armidale
The NBN is a Multi Technology Mix (also known as an “MTM”) which means that there are several different kinds of NBN connection types made from different technologies, as opposed to one standard connection type. This happened after a change in Federal Government which resulted in budget cuts to the NBN’s roll out. The different kinds of NBN connection types found in Armidale including FTTB (Fibre to the Basement), Fixed Wireless, HFC (Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial), FTTP (Fibre to the Premises), and FTTN (Fibre to the Node). Regrettably, some connection types don’t work quite as reliably as others, but NBN customers not not get to choose what connection type they are given; instead, the NBN Co decides which NBN connections go where, an unpopular choice now known as the NBN Lottery. However, if you have been designated an NBN connection type that is affecting your NBN’s performance speed, you can try countering the lag by upgrading to a faster NBN speed tier, or a plan that unlimited NBN data. Keep in mind that doing this is typically more costly, so you may also wish to consider seeing if there are any alternative broadband options in your area, such as Home Wireless.
Fibre to the premises / home
When the NBN project initially commenced, the government at the time intended to roll out fibre optic cabling all the way up to your home or business property. This type of connection is call Fibre to the premises/home
Fibre to the node
Mid-way through the NBN roll-out, a change in Government leadership saw some funding constraints which lead to a slightly different roll-out approach for the NBN. This approach involves an amalgamation of original copper systems and fibre optic systems. This is referred to as Fibre to the node (FTTN).
Fixed wireless connection
In some cases - particularly in remote locations - it would be impractical or too expensive to physically connect a property to the fibre-optic network. In such cases properties will be connected by a wireless network. This is referred to as a Fixed Wireless NBN connection.
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