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Types of Internet connections in Ballina
Ballina NSW has several different kinds of home broadband connections, such as ADSL2+, Cable, Naked DSL, Home Wireless, and of course, the NBN. The best kind for you will depend on where in Ballina you reside, as internet connections are typically best suited to connect to the different kinds of internet infrastructures found in different areas. For example, if you live in a home with an active ADSL2+ connection, it will likely mean that your residence does not yet have an active NBN service, as ADSL connections are generally disconnected in areas where the NBN construction has been completed. Once you are aware of the internet connection type that is optimal to your address, it makes it easier to find a plan that also caters to your other specific requirements, such as how much data you comfortably need in a month, and how much you can afford to spend on it. To get started, enter your postcode or suburb into the search bar above and click “Compare Now”. Our free home broadband search engine will ask you a few quick questions about your monthly internet habits so that it can gauge your data requirements and provide you with a shortlist of different home broadband plans that meet your needs, from Australia’s leading internet service providers. It’s fast, simple, and best of all - it’s 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 Ballina
Ballina NBN service is now largely available in Ballina. If your home already has access to the NBN network, you can compare the best Ballina NBN plans and providers here. If you are unsure whether or not your home is NBN ready, enter your home address into our NBN rollout map below. Make sure you enter your full and accurate address for best results. The NBN map will tell you whether or not the NBN build has been completed in your area. If the NBN has not yet been finished in your area, the map will tell you roughly when you can expect your upgrade to be completed. Either way, the map should be able to tell you what NBN connection type has been designated to your area. The NBN is a mixed technology, most commonly referred to as a Multi Technology Mix (or MTM for short). This means that there is no one standard NBN connection type, but rather, several different kinds that each utilise a different technology type. The different kinds of NBN connection types found around New South Wales include Fixed Wireless, FTTN (Fibre to the Node), HFC (Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial), FTTB (Fibre to the Basement), and FTTP (Fibre to the Premises). Some of these NBN connections are known to work a bit more effectively than others, but we don’t get to choose what type is installed in our homes, this is a choice made by the NBN Co based on geography. However, if an NBN customer finds that their NBN connection type is lacking, they may wish to consider upgrading to a faster NBN speed tier or a higher data plan, or alternatively, seek an alternate form of home broadband technology, 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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