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Types of Internet connections in Gold Coast

If you’re after Gold Coast broadband, you’ll be happy to know that the Gold Coast is brimming many great broadband deals, for many different internet connections! There’s the NBN, ADSL2+, Cable, and of course, the quickly expanding 5G network coverage. The Gold Coast also hosts a solid range of different broadband providers, or ISPs (Internet Service Providers). Whether you want fast Gold Coast broadband or cheap Gold Coast broadband, we can help you find a reliable plan! To find the best plans and providers for your home, pop your postcode or suburb into our map, or read on to learn more. 

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 Gold Coast

Most of the Gold Coast has already been upgraded to the NBN (National Broadband Network), with the remaining sections due for NBN completion by the end of 2020 (if not sooner). If your home is NBN-ready, you can start searching for the best NBN on the Gold Coast here. The NBN is a mixed technology, which means there are several different types of NBN connections. Some NBN connections are known to be more effective than others. Unfortunately, you don’t get to choose which type you are given, you will be allocated whatever NBN connection has been allocated to your region (a system that’s been derisively dubbed the NBN Lottery). However, if you feel that your NBN connection is lacking, you can counter it with an NBN plan that has ample data, as well as one of the faster NBN speed tiers. The NBN connections commonly found around the Gold Coast include;

. Fixed Wireless - a type of NBN connection that is most commonly used in rural locations that do not have ready access to any of the above fixed line connections. Typically, the 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; the data is then transmitted from the antenna into your home modem.

. FTTC, which stands for “Fibre to the Curb” - this is a connection so named because it is connected through a Distribution Point Unity (or DPU) that is typically situated in a street curb close to your premises. Fibre to the Curb is one of the more common NBN connections, and although it still uses the old inferior copper lines to transmit data (which can sometimes cause problems), the data only has to travel a short distance from the curb to your house, which means the data is less likely to get caught up in network traffic congestions.

. FTTB, which stands for “Fibre to the Building”, or sometimes  “Fibre to the Basement” - this is generally what’s used in communal buildings such as apartment complexes and retirement homes.

. FTTP, which stands for “Fibre to the Premises” - this connection is generally considered one of the better NBN options, as the directness of its data delivery results in optimal NBN speeds. 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).

. FTTN, which stands for “Fibre to the Node” - this connection is the type where a fibre optic cable runs from your telephone exchange to the node using previously existing copper lines. The name alludes to a local node that delivers the data 

. HFC, which stands for “Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Cable” - as the name might suggest, this is 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.

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
$44.90/Month
$44.90 for first 6 months, then $59.90 ongoing
Min total cost $44.90
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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 $258
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Dodo broadband provider logo
Broadband + Home Phone
101 GB
Up to  20 Mbps
12 Months
$50/Month
Min total cost $600
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Tangerine Telecom broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
50 Mbps (Standard Plus Speed)
Month to month
$54.90/Month
$54.90 for first 6 months, then $69.90 ongoing
Min total cost $54.90
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Uniti Wireless broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
200 GB
12 Mbps (Basic Speed)
Month to month
$58.50/Month
Min total cost $278.45
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Uniti Wireless broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
200 GB
12 Mbps (Basic Speed)
12 Months
$58.50/Month
Min total cost $821.95
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FAQs

What are the top internet providers in the Gold Coast?

  • Aussie Broadband
Aussie Broadband is a 2020 Award Winner, which is why it is considered one of the top internet providers on the Gold Coast. Overall, it has a rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 based on thousands of reviews. When it comes to transparency, or the company’s openness and honesty, it received 4.6 stars out of 5 as well.

  • Mate
Mate is another top internet provider in the Gold Coast, rated with 4.4 stars out of 5. They are esteemed for their excellent customer service and adequate speeds. Another thing that their clients love about them is that their subscribers get the value of their money for each of the plans they offer.

What are the best NBN plans in the Gold Coast?

  • Basic II Speed: Kogan Bronze Unlimited
When it comes to the best NBN plans in the Gold Coast, you may find that Kogan's Bronze Unlimited offering a typical evening speed of 25Mbps for only $57.90 per month will prove to be one of the best. The reason behind this is that the plan comes with unlimited data, as well as no activation fees. The best part is that you will even have the chance to earn 1 Qantas Point per $2 with this plan.

  • Standard Speed: Internode NBN50 Unlimited
If you need a speed in the Standard Speed tier, then one of the best NBN plans that you can consider is the one offered by Internode. For only $59.99 per month, you will already get to enjoy a typical evening speed of 50Mbps, as well as unlimited data. The plan also comes with no setup fees as well as expert support that is available all the days of the week.

Who provides the best internet deals in the Gold Coast?

Some of the best deals on the Gold Coast are provided by Kogan, Internode, and Belong. Along with unlimited data, most of the plans they offer also come with zero setup or activation fees. Some are even bundled with extras or will allow you to earn points that you can redeem later on.

How to choose the right internet plan for your home in the Gold Coast?

To choose the right internet plan for your home on the Gold Coast, the first thing that you need to consider is the number of people who will be simultaneously connected to your internet plan. This will be your basis as to the viable internet speed that you need. You also have to consider your internet activities as this will determine the amount of data allocation that you should look for in a plan.

What are the cheapest NBN plans available in the Gold Coast?

The cheapest plans available in the Gold Coast are those that fall under the Basic Speed Tier, as well as the plans under the mobile broadband connection. Keep in mind that with a faster speed, the plan tends to be more expensive.

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