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Types of Internet connections in Wollongong
Looking for internet plans in “the Gong”? Well, you have a lot of options! But here at Compare Broadband, we try to streamline the daunting process of setting up your home internet. Wollongong has all of the major internet service providers, with each offering vast internet deals options.
There are different types of internet connections available in Wollongong, including NBN, Cable, Home Wireless, and ADSL2+. But not all of these connection types are available in all of Wollongong.
To find out what connection, plans and providers are the right choices for you and your home, enter your suburb or postcode into the search bar above and click “Compare Now”. Our search tool will make your search for the right internet plan easy!
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 Wollongong
The NBN service is already largely activated across Wollongong. To find out if your area has been upgraded to the NBN, enter your address into the NBN rollout map.
Types of NBN connections found in Wollongong include Hybrid Fixed Coaxial (HFC), Fibre to the Basement (FTTB), Fibre to the Curb (FTTC), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), and Fixed Wireless. Unfortunately, you don’t have a say as to which NBN connection you can subscribe to. The connection type you can subscribe to depends on the infrastructure available in your area.
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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Which Is The Best Internet Provider?
Some of the most popular internet providers in Wollongong include Aussie Broadband and iiNet and TPG and Spintel. These are considered to be some of the best internet providers in Wollongong because they offer reasonably priced plans in different speed tiers. IiNet, TPG, and Spintel even offer home wireless plans, while Telstra caters to mobile broadband plans.
How To Choose the Right Internet Plan?
To choose the right internet plan, you have first to determine the speed you need in your household. Typically, the more people who need to connect to the internet, the faster the speed you need. Aside from this, you also have to consider your data requirements. For example, if you are an intensive internet user, streaming high-definition videos frequently, you need to opt for a plan with a higher data limit. A plan that can foster your specific requirements will prove the right internet plan for your household.
Is it Mandatory to Switch to NBN?
It is not mandatory to switch to NBN. However, the existing copper line, which ADSL2+ is connected to, will soon be phased out. Thus, you may lose your connection at any time. If you prefer not to switch to the NBN though, you can look into alternatives such as home wireless plans and mobile broadband. Just keep in mind that NBN provides a fixed-line connection, which offers a faster connection in most cases.
Is NBN Available in My Area?
To check if NBN is already available in your area, you simply have to access the official NBN roadmap tool and enter your postcode. This should provide you with detailed information about NBN in your area, including the connection type available. Or, you can simply type in your code in our very own comparison tool above.