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Types of Internet connections in Townsville
The different types of internet broadband available in Townsville include NBN, DSL, ADSL2+, Cable, Dial up, Satellite, Fixed Wireless, and Mobile Broadband. If you’re in the right region, you may even be able to get some Townsville 5G coverage!
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 Townsville
The NBN in Townsville is predominantly completed, though there are still some smaller regions that are still under construction. However, it’s expected that these areas will be fully upgraded by the time the NBN finishes its nationwide rollout by the end of 2020. If your home is already active, you can compare the best Townsville NBN plans here. Once a zone is made NBN ready, the copper lines in that area are discontinued. This means you will no longer be able to get ADSL2+ (or any other form of ADSL2) in that area. However if your estimated NBN upgrade is still a while off, then ADSL2+ might be your most viable option until such time; in which case you can compare the best Townsville ADSL2+ plans here.
The different types of NBN connections commonly found in Townsville are Fibre to the Curb (or FTTC), Fibre to the Building (or FTTB), Fibre to the Premises (or FTTP) Fibre to the Home (of FTTH), Fibre to the Node (of FTTN), Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Cable (or HFC), and Fixed Wireless. Some NBN connection types can typically work better than others, but customers don’t get to choose which one they are given; different NBN connections are allocated to different areas (this is what is known as the NBN Lottery). However, if you find that your NBN service is lacking, you can generally improve it by opting for an NBN package that has sufficient data and a good NBN speed (just as there are different NBN connections, there are also different NBN speeds). If you are experiencing any difficulties with your service, the first thing you should do is call your internet service provider, and they can help determine whether the problem is due to infrastructure or something more easily fixed.
You can find out what kind of NBN connection has been designated to your home by entering your address into our free NBN rollout map below. If your area does not yet have the NBN, the map will tell you when you can expect it. It will also tell you what kind of NBN connection your area has been designated. Be sure to put in your full, accurate address, as until the NBN rollout is 100% complete, the difference between an area with active NBN and an area without may be as slight as one street.
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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