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Types of Internet connections in Mackay
Looking for reliable Mackay broadband but not sure where to start? Well, not unlike charity, the best place to start is often at home; your specific address will inform what kind of internet connection is best suited for your home, and what sort of coverage providers can offer you. There are several different kinds of internet connections found in Mackay, including NBN, ADSL2+, Home Wireless, and Cable. Not every house is compatible with all connections; for example, if you live in an NBN active zone, you’ll find that all the ADSL2+ connections have now been disconnected in that area, as the NBN was designed and implemented to eventually phase out the old ADSL technology.
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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 Mackay
The NBN is a mix-technology, meaning there are different technologies used for different connections. The different kinds of NN connections typically found in Mackay include Fixed Wireless, Fibre to the Curb (FTTC), Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) and Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC). Regrettably, some connections are known to work more reliably than others, but we do not get to choose which type we get, this decision is made by the NBN Co (the government corporation responsible for the build and the operation of the NBN). However, if you are saddled with an NBN connection type that you are unhappy with, you can either find an NBN package that offers more data and a higher speed tier, or you can look for an alternative form of broadband, such as Home Wireless.
Enter your full address into our NBN Mackay map below to see if the NBN rollout has reached your area yet. If it has not, the map will tell you roughly when you can expect it to. The map will also tell you what kind of NBN connection has been allocated to your home. If you already have active NBN service, you can compare the best NBN providers in Mackay here.
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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