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Types of Internet connections in Hobart
Looking for home broadband in Hobart? There are a lot of choices! Hobart is home to all of the major internet service providers (or ISPs), who all offer a wide range of different broadband plans. On top of that, there are several different kinds of internet connections found in Hobart, including the NBN, ADSL2+, Home Wireless, and Cable. So it can be a little daunting to sift through all the choices available to you and find a home broadband connection that you’re truly happy with. But here at Compare Broadband, we try to simplify the process of connecting to home broadband. The first think you’ll need to find out is which type of internet connection your address is best suited for; most homes are not compatible with every type of internet connection (ie. no home can connect to both the NBN and ADSL, as the former is phasing out the latter). So let’s get you started! Simply enter your suburb or postcode into the search bar above, and then click “Compare”. Our broadband search engine will ask you a few quick questions regarding your budget and data desires, and then it will whittle down a list tailored to your specific location and needs. Easy!
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 Hobart
There are several different type of NBN connections found in Hobart, including Fixed Wireless, Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Fibre to the Curb (FTTC), Fibre to the Basement (FTTB), and Hybrid Fixed Coaxial (HFC). Some of these connection types are known to work more effectively than others, but unfortunately NBN customers don’t get to choose what type they are given; this choice is made by the NBN’s governing body, the NBN Co (an unpopular policy is known colloquially and derisively as the NBN Lottery). However, if your NBN connection is found wanting, you can typically counter it by getting yourself a NBN deal that has ample data and higher speed tier.
To find out if your home has NBN service, enter your address into our NBN rollout map below. Use your full and accurate address for best results. If your home is not yet NBN active, the map will tell you roughly when you can expect it. The map will also tell you what type of NBN connection has been designated to your area. If your home already has NBN service, you can compare the best NBN plans in Hobart 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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What is the best NBN provider in Hobart?
For heavy use, some of the best NBN providers in Hobart include Superloop, SpinTel, and Dodo. On the other hand, for internet plans intended for medium use, the best NBN providers include Exetel, Tangerine Telecom, and Kogan. For low use, you can consider the NBN plans in the lowest speed tiers offered by the internet services providers previously mentioned. All of these providers offer a plan that features no data limits. Their plans are also contract-free. You just need to be selective when it comes to their pricing structure because a plan offered by one ISP may prove to be more cost-effective than another.
How to check the NBN speed?
To check the speed of your NBN connection, you need to connect to the internet using your NBN plan via any device such as your computer or smartphone. From there, access and speed test page where you simply need to click on a start button. Allow about half a minute for the speed test to run through the site. After this, you will already be presented with speed test results. Compare the results you get from the site to the published speed of your internet service provider. This will allow you to have a good insight if you are getting what you are paying for.
Are there any alternatives to the NBN?
Yes, there are various alternatives to an NBN connection and currently, one of the most popular ones is 5G. Some of the 5G plan internet service providers in Hobart include Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, and SpinTel. Among the four though, only Telstra and Optus offer both 5G phones and modems. Vodafone and SpinTel on the other hand, only offer 5G phones but 5G modems are unavailable. Rest assured that with potential speeds of 20Gbps, a 5G plan is considered to be a viable fixed-line internet replacement, particularly if you cannot access a reliable NBN connection in your area.
Can I get the internet without a modem?
Yes, you can get connected to the internet even without a modem. To do so, you have to make sure that your computer has a wireless networking adapter. While this is not a modem in itself, it will allow you to connect to wireless internet networks to get online. In parallel to this, your computer should also be near an operational wireless internet network. From the taskbar of your computer, click the wireless network connection icon and select the wireless internet network you intend to connect to. From there, simply click the connect button, allowing your computer to connect to the wireless internet network even without a modem.