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Types of Internet connections in Albany
Looking for a reliable home internet plan for your house in Albany, Western Australia? There are many different kinds of internet connections found in Albany , including ADSL2+, Cable, Naked DSL, Home Wireless, and the NBN. But as different internet connections are tailored to suit different geographical regions, you will likely find that the right internet connection for your home is ultimately going to depend on your specific address. Once you’ve worked out what internet connection type is best for your home, you can then determine which Albany broadband plan best suits your monthly internet usage. You can start right now - simply enter your suburb or postcode into our search bar at the top of the page and then click “Compare Now”. Our software will ask you a few quick questions in regards to what you need data for and how much you want to spend per month, and then it will scour through hundreds of different plans from Australia's leading broadband providers so it can provide you with a shortlist of the best Albany broadband providers and plans that suit your specific needs. It’s easy, and it’s free!
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 Albany
The NBN stands for National Broadband Network. It is a countrywide internet infrastructure upgrade designed and implemented by the Federal Government. Built and maintained by a government body known as the NBN Co, it involves taking Australia’s old copper wire internet infrastructure and replacing it with a generally quicker and more reliable fibre optic cable network. The NBN service is now largely available in Albany. To find out if your home is NBN active, enter your address into the NBN rollout map below (be sure to enter your full and accurate address for best results). If the NBN build is still ongoing in your area, the rollout map will still tell you an estimate of when you can expect your NBN upgrade to be fully completed. The map will also tell you what manner of NBN connection type has been assigned to your home. The NBN is a Multi Technology Mix (or “MTM”) which means that there are different NBN connection types made up of different technologies. Some NBN connections have been found to be less reliable than others, but you do not get to choose what kind you are given (this is now referred to as the NBN Lottery), but if your are finding your NBN connection lacklustre, you can generally counter that by selecting an NBN plan that has a higher NBN speed tier and/or a sizable amount of data per month. The different kinds of NBN connection types found in Albany including Fixed Wireless, HFC (Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial), FTTB (Fibre to the Basement), FTTP (Fibre to the Premises), and FTTN (Fibre to the Node). If you already have the NBN, you can compare the best Albany NBN plans and providers 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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