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Types of Internet connections in Ballarat
Looking for the best broadband internet for your home or office in Ballarat? There are several different internet connection types found in Ballarat, including the NBN, ADSL2+, Cable, Home Wireless. You may even be in Ballarat suburb with early 5G coverage. Ballarat is also home to all of the major Australian internet service providers (or ISPs), including Optus, Telstra, iiNet, Belong, iiPrimus, Dodo, MyRepublic and TPG. Each ISP will offer a wide selection of different plans for different connection types, so there is a dizzying combination of choices!
The best broadband plan for you will ultimately depend on your location, your budget, and your data needs. To compare the best internet plans in Ballarat, use our free search engine above. Simply enter your postcode or suburb into the white search bar and click “Compare Now”. Our algorithm will ask you a few quick questions about how much you want to spend a month, and how many people in your home will also need the internet, and then it will whittle down a list of plans and providers catered to your specific 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 Ballarat
The NBN is a common home broadband choice for many Ballarat homes. If your home is ready for NBN service, you can compare the best NBN plans in Ballarat here. The NBN is a multi-technology mix, meaning that there are several different types of NBN connections that all work differently. Some of the different types of NBN connections in Ballarat include Fixed Wireless, Fibre to the Curb (or FTTC), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Fibre to the Basement (or FTTB), and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (or HFC). Regrettably, some NBN connections don’t work as well as others, but you don’t get to choose which type you are given, this choice is made by the NBN Co (and unpopular policy now known as the NBN Lottery). However, if you’ve been saddled with a lesser NBN connection type, it’s advised that you choose an NBN plan that has ample data and a higher speed tier so you can counter any slowness. Or you could simply consider an alternative form of home broadband, such as a Home Wireless connection. If you’re not sure if or when your NBN home service is activated, you can do a quick NBN check of your address in our NBN rollout map below. The map will tell you when you can expect your NBN upgrade, and what manner of NBN connection type has been allocated to your area.
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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