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Types of Internet connections in Brisbane

Brisbane is soaked in sunshine, beauty, and broadband options. Not only does the capital of the Sunshine State have NBN, ADSL, ADSL2+, Naked Broadband and Cable, but Brisbane is also currently rife with 5G, the emerging cellular network technology. Read on to find out you can find the best broadband in Brisbane for you home, or simply enter your postcode into the search bar above and click “Compare Now”!

NBN

NBN uses fibre optic cables that can provide super fast and reliable internet to your home.

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ADSL2+

ADSL2 is the most widely available internet connection and gives you access to speeds up to 24Mbps.

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Cable

Cable broadband connections are delivered over a dedicated cable from the exchange to your home.

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Home Wireless

Home Wireless broadband can run up to 20 times faster than an NBN 100Mbps connection.

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Types of NBN connections in Brisbane

To find out if your house is ready for home NBN, type in your address into our NBN rollout map below. The map will tell you if your home has NBN, and if you don’t, when you can expect it. It will also tell you what sort of NBN connection your area has been allocated. If your home is already NBN active, you can start comparing the best NBN plans in Brisbane & the best NBN providers in Brisbane here. Contrary to common misconception, there is more than one type of NBN connection. Some NBN connections are more effective than others, but unfortunately, we don’t get to choose which one we get. Different connections are allocated to different areas; this is what has been referred to as the NBN Lottery . The more common NBN connections found in Brisbane are… 

. FTTP, which stands for “Fibre to the Premises”. The name refers to the fibre-optic cabling that is connected directly to your home or office.  It is also referred to as FTTH (Fibre-to-the-Home). Fibre to the Premises is generally considered one of the better NBN connections, as the directness of its data delivery results in optimal NBN speeds. Fibre to the Premises costs will vary on the provider you go with and the speed tier you select. 

. Fixed Wireless, which is a type of NBN connection most commonly used in rural locations that do not have ready access to any of the above fixed line connections. Typically, Fixed Wireless data is transmitted from an NBN Fixed Wireless tower into an outdoor antenna that has been installed in or around your home by an NBN technician, which then transmits the data into your home modem.

. FTTC, which stands for “Fibre to the Curb”. It is so named because its fibre connection is connected through a Distribution Point Unity (or DPU) that is typically situated in a street curb close to your premises, although it is often alternatively installed within a pit.

. FTTB, which stands for “Fibre to the Building”, or sometimes  “Fibre to the Basement”. It is generally what’s used in communal buildings such as apartment complexes, retirement homes, etcetera. The speed of Fibre to the Basement is often on par with that of Fibre to the Curb.

. FTTN, which stands for “Fibre to the Node”. This name alludes to a local node that delivers the data; a fibre optic cable runs from your telephone exchange to the node using previously existing copper lines. As these copper wires are very old, they can impair the quality of your internet speed, which is why Fibre to the Node is often considered one of the less reliable NBN connections. 

. HFC, which stands for “Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Cable”. As the name suggests, it’s a hybrid technology that combines coaxial cable and optical fibre. It’s a comparatively new technology that’s tacked on top of the old Pay TV infrastructure.

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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

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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).

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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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Belong broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited Data
50 Mbps (Standard Plus Speed)
12 Months
$65/Month
Min total cost $780
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TPG broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
10 GB
12 Mbps (Basic Speed)
Month to month
$29.99/Month
Min total cost $159.94
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TPG broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
10 GB
12 Mbps (Basic Speed)
6 Months
$29.99/Month
Min total cost $209.94
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Tangerine Telecom broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$49.90/Month
$49.90 for first 6 months, then $59.90 ongoing
Min total cost $49.90
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Dodo broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
101 GB
Up to  20 Mbps
Month to month
$50/Month
Min total cost $282.90
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Dodo broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
101 GB
Up to  20 Mbps
12 Months
$50/Month
Min total cost $624.90
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MyRepublic broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$59/Month
Min total cost $59
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MyRepublic broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
12 Months
$59/Month
Min total cost $719
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Tangerine Telecom broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
50 Mbps (Standard Plus Speed)
Month to month
$59.90/Month
$59.90 for first 6 months, then $69.90 ongoing
Min total cost $59.90
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