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Types of Internet connections in Albany
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NBN uses fibre optic cables that can provide super fast and reliable internet to your home.View NBN Plans
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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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What are the best internet providers in Albany?
Some of the best internet providers in Albany are Tangerine, Spintel, Telstra, and Exetel, as well as iiNet, Optus, Dodo, Kogan, and Internode. Each of these providers offers plans in various speed tiers to suit the needs of their subscribers. The price that you have to pay for the plan may vary but rest assured that you will come across various ones that are cost-effective because of their bundles or deals and promotions.
Is NBN Available In My Area?
To know whether NBN is available in your area, you can access NBN Co’s official site where you will be able to enter your postcode or suburb. From there, you will already have a good idea of whether NBN is already available in your area or otherwise. There is also the option for you to simply enter your postcode or suburb above and from there, we will display the list of available internet providers and the plans they offer, including those that connect to the NBN.
What NBN Speed Do I Need?
The NBN speed you need generally depends on the activities that you frequently perform over the internet as well as the number of people connecting to the internet in your household. Generally, the more intensive your internet activities are, such as streaming high-definition videos or playing online games, the faster the speed that you need. In parallel to this, you also need a faster internet connection if there are several people simultaneously connecting to your internet at home.
Do I Need A Modem For the NBN?
Yes, you need a modem for the NBN and you have to ensure that this is compatible. To know whether your modem is ready for the NBN, check whether there is a phone jack labelled VDSL or ADSL2+/VDSL on the label with a serial number. If you see this information, then your modem is already ready and compatible with NBN. If not, then you may need to upgrade to a newer modem. In this case, there is the option for you to acquire this from your internet service provider.
How Do I Connect Home Phone to the NBN Modem?
To connect your home phone to your NBN modem, the first thing that you need is to locate your NBN connection box. From there, it is the modem that you need to first connect to the NBN connection box. After this, you have to plug your modem into an outlet to see whether it powers on. If it does, then you can already connect your devices to the internet, as well as your home phone. In terms of the latter, you need to use the cable with the grey ends to connect your phone to the modem.