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Types of Internet connections in Pakenham
Pakenham is a superb satellite suburb with many great options for home internet broadband. Internet connection types commonly found in Pakenham include the NBN, ADSL, ADSL2+, Cable, Mobile Broadband, and Satellite. The best internet connection type, best internet plan and best internet provider for you is invariably going to depend on your specific location. To find the best broadband options that suit your particular area, budget and data usage, enter your suburb or your postcode into the white box above and click Compare Now. Our free broadband comparison algorithm will narrow down a selection of broadband plans and providers that best cater to your Pakenham location and monthly internet habits.
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 Pakenham
The NBN in Pakenham is largely rolled out, with only a few areas left to be finished and activated. The NBN Co have announced that the NBN rollout will be fully completed across all of Australia by the end of 2020, so if you’re in an area that has not yet been upgraded, you should not have too long to wait. Some of the NBN connections commonly found in Pakenham and its surrounding areas include include Fibre to the Curb (FTTC), Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre to the Basement (FTTB), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless. Until an area has been made NBN-ready, ADSL2+ is often the best plan for that area. However, it’s important to know that once that area has eventually been upgraded to the NBN, the copper lines in that area are disconnected, which means you won’t be able to get ADSL or ADSL2+ service in that zone once its been made NBN ready.
While it’s known that some kinds of NBN connections work better than others, customers do not get to choose what kind of NBN connection their home gets; different NBN connections are allocated to different areas (this is what is colloquially known as the NBN Lottery). However, if you are underwhelmed with the performance of your NBN connection, you can generally easily counter this by opting for an NBN plan with more NBN speed and/or more data. It is also important to understand that slow internet performance can be caused by a great number of things, from a loose cable to a Christmas tree interfering with your Wi-Fi. If you’re experiencing difficulties, the first and best thing you can do is call your internet service provider to see if they can sort out the problem for you. The issue may be very easily solvable.
If you are unsure if your home has NBN yet, or if you’re unsure what NBN connection type your home has been designated, you can easily find out by entering your home address into our free NBN rollout map below. Make sure you write your full and accurate address, as until the NBN rollout is fully completed, the difference between an NBN ready zone and a zone that’s still under construction might be as slight as one street. Once your home is NBN ready, you can find the best NBN provider in Pakenham for you by searching for the best NBN providers in Pakenham 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’s the best internet providers in Pakenham?
There are several internet providers in Pakenham offering different types of plans leveraging various connection technologies. When it comes to NBN fixed line plans, iiNet and Aussie Broadband offer more than 40 plans available. Apart from NBN fixed line plans though, you will still come across providers in the area offering NBN fixed wireless plans as well as ADSL2+ and mobile broadband plans. Aussie Broadband also offers fibre plans and several others provide NBN satellite plans in the area.
What is the best internet plan for home use?
For many homeowners, the best internet plan for home use is an NBN fixed line plan under the standard speed tier. You will be able to accomplish several things with this kind of plan. Around two to three active internet users can connect to this plan without encountering any challenges such as extreme lagging. However, you have to consider that if more people are living in your household, and all of them need to connect to the internet at the same time, then you need to opt for a fixed-line plan in the higher speed tier. You also have to keep in mind that plans in other connection technology such as mobile broadband or satellite technology may fail to offer the same speed as a fixed-line plan.
Is it Mandatory to Switch to NBN?
The answer to this is no, it is not mandatory to switch to the NBN but further down the line, you may be forced to do so. This is because the old copper wires currently powering connection technologies such as the ADSL2+ may be phased out soon. This means that the primary connection technology you are relying on will not be available anymore. If in case you don’t want to switch to the NBN though, you have a couple of other options such as going for a home wireless plan, or even a mobile broadband plan. Just keep in mind that the speed and reliability of the latter may prove to be not as great as a fixed-line internet plan.
What are the best NBN plans in Pakenham?
The best plans in Pakenham are offered by Tangerine when it comes to most data and the highest speed.
- Most Data: Tangerine Telecom Standard Speed UNLIMITED
If you want a typical evening speed of 25Mbps, then go for Tangerine’s Standard Speed UNLIMITED which only costs $44.90 a month. You will also get to enjoy unlimited data with this plan along with a 14-day trial.
- Highest Speed: Tangerine Telecom XXXL Speed Boost UNLIMITED
When it comes to the highest speed, go for Tangerine’s XXXL Speed Boost UNLIMITED that can provide a typical evening speed of 205Mbps for only $94.90 a month. Like with the Standard Speed UNLIMITED, you also get to enjoy unlimited data and a 14-day trial period with this plan.