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Types of Internet connections in VIC
Victoria has many home broadband connections, including the NBN, ADSL, ADSL2+, Home Wireless - even the emerging cellular broadband technology 5G, if you’re in the right area! The first step to finding the best home broadband plan for you and your household is finding out what type of internet connection best suits your neighbourhood. You do so by entering your postcode or suburb into our free broadband comparison algorithm above. Happy hunting!
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 VIC
The NBN (or National Broadband Network) is a massive government enterprise that’s levelling up our national broadband infrastructure by replacing all the old inferior copper line networks with generally more efficient fibre optic cables. Once an area is made NBN ready, the copper lines in the area are discontinued. You can compare NBN plans in Victoria here.
The types of NBN connections commonly found in Victoria include Fixed Wireless Connection, FTTB (Fibre to the Basement), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Cable (HFC), Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) and Fibre to the Node (FFTN).
To see if/when your home is NBN active, and to find out what kind of NBN connection your area has been allocated, put your address into our rollout map below. For more accurate results, make sure you enter your full address, because until the NBN rollout is completed, the distinction between a region that’s NBN active and one that isn’t 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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