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Types of Internet connections in WA
There are many different internet connection types in Western Australia, including NBN, 5G, ADSL2+, and Cable. There are also many different broadband plans offered by major internet providers in Western Australia; the best plan and provider may depend on your connection type, and your connection type usually depends on your location. Scroll down to learn more, or simply enter your postcode or suburb into our free broadband search engine above and click “Compare Now” to narrow down a list of broadband options.
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 WA
The NBN is a multi-technology mix; as such, there are several different NBN connection types, including Fixed Wireless, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Fibre to the Node (FTTN), and Fibre to the Basement (FTTB). Some NBN connections are known to be more typically efficient than others, but regrettably, customers do not get to choose what kind of NBN connection they are given, they must use the type allocated to them by the NBN Co (the government corporation that is responsible for building and operating the NBN). This unpopular practice is now referred to as the NBN Lottery. However, a lesser NBN connection can normally be countered with an NBN plan that has decent amount of data and is on a higher NBN speed tier.
If you wish to NBN check your address right now, enter your address into our NBN rollout map for Western Australia below. The map will tell you if your home is NBN ready, and if it’s not, it will tell you roughly when you can expect it to be ready. The map will also tell you what NBN connection type the NBN Co has designated your area. If your home already has NBN service, you can compare the best NBN Plans in Western Australia 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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