The number one question we are asked is, ‘How do I improve my internet?’. The number one response is, “It is a combination of your internet plan/provider, router type/strength/placement, oh and about a hundred other things’
We now rely so heavily on the internet, we would even go so far as to say an internet outage is worse than an electricity outage.
In this “How do I improve my internet” guide we will expose the complete picture – there is no one size fits all solution!
Can you get broadband internet?
Where do you live? A farmer on a remote property may only be able to access the internet via satellite. Someone living in a capital city will have many options – NBN, 4/5G mobile data or broadband, developer provided and more. The most likely internet connections available include:
National Broadband Network (NBN) – first choice
NBN, built by the Australian government, is the primary way for homes and businesses to connect to the internet. If needed, a landline telephone service can also be part of an NBN connection.
NBN sells via CSPs (carriage service providers – retailers). Visit NBN to find out if you can a) get it and b) the connection type. You will also find a link to retailers in your area.
NBN technologies include:
- NBN Wired:
- Hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) – It uses Telstra’s old Foxtel cable for gigabit speeds.
- Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) – A gigabit fibre optic cable only for the select few.