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Types of Internet connections in Victor Harbor
Looking for a reliable broadband plan for home in Victor Harbor, South Australia? Victor Harbor has many different kinds of internet connections for both residential and business locations. Some of the more common internet connections found around South Australia are the NBN, Cable, ADSL2+, Naked DSL, and Home Wireless. The best kind of internet connection for your home or office will ultimately be informed by your address, as different internet connections are typically better suited to the different internet infrastructures found in different areas. As an example, if you reside in an area where the NBN build has not yet been completed, you may find that ADSL2+ is a viable option for your home at least until you get your NBN upgrade. Conversely, if your area has had its NBN construction fully completed, then you will likely find that all of the ADSL connections in that area have been permanently disconnected (as the NBN was designed to eventually phase out ADSL), and you will then need to learn which of the many different NBN connections has been designated to your residence (which you can easily do by using our NBN rollout map below).
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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 Victor Harbor
The NBN (which stands for the National Broadband Network) is a countrywide upgrade to Australia’s internet infrastructure, designed and implemented by the Australian Federal Government. If you already have the NBN, you can compare the best Victor Harbor NBN plans and providers here. The NBN upgrade involves replacing Australia’s old copper line network (which was a hand-me-down from the country’s old landline telephone network), and replacing it with a faster and more reliable fibre optic cable network. Active NBN service is now prominently available around most areas of Victor Harbor. To find out if your residence has received an NBN upgrade, enter your address into the NBN rollout map below - be sure to enter your full and accurate address in order to achieve full and accurate results. Even if NBN construction is still underway in your area, the NBN rollout map will be able to give you an estimated time of completion, and will still be able to tell you what manner of NBN connection has been assigned to your residence.
As a consequence of a change in government that resulted in budget cuts to the NBN’s rollout, the NBN is now a Multi Technology Mix (also known as an “MTM”) which means that there are different kinds of NBN connections that each work with different technologies. The different kinds of NBN connection types found around Victor Harbor include Fixed Wireless, HFC (Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial), FTTB (Fibre to the Basement), FTTP (Fibre to the Premises), and FTTN (Fibre to the Node). Unfortunately, some of these connections do not work as well as others, but as customers, we do not get to choose what NBN connection is designated to our area (this policy is now referred to as the NBN Lottery). A lackluster NBN performance may not necessarily be due to the connection type; if you’re experiencing issues with any kind of home broadband, it’s always advised that you call your broadband provider to see if they can troubleshoot the issue. The problem may be due to some planned NBN maintenance, or something in your home blocking the modem’s Wi-Fi signal. However, if it’s determined that the issue is indeed linked to the NBN connection type, then you may wish to consider countering it by upgrading to an NBN package that is on a faster NBN speed tier, or upgrading to an NBN deal that has unlimited NBN data. Conversely, you may wish to explore alternate home broadband options, such as Home Wireless.
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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