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These days a fast broadband connection is as important as electricity, but how do you choose the best plan for your needs? As the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out across Australia, understanding your options has never been so important. While the NBN uses a range of technologies, typically only one will be available to any single household, so whether you get a fibre, cable, satellite or wireless broadband connection will depend on where you live. To help you get the most from the NBN, as well as to prepare for its inevitable arrival at your address, we've rounded up everything you need to know so you can get a fast connection with all the download allowance you need without spending a fortune.


What are my broadband options in Australia?

ADSL

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This uses the existing copper telephone network for your broadband connection, and is the most common option.

Cable Internet

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Cable Internet uses the HFC (hybrid fibre-coaxial) networks built in the 1990s to enable pay TV services in Australia.

Mobile Broadband

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Uses the existing networks built by Optus, Telstra and Vodafone, delivered either through a hotspot or dongle or mobile phone.

Satellite

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Slower than other options, Satellite is the only viable option in remote locations where the cost of cabling any other service is too high.

Fibre

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This offers much higher speeds than other platforms, delivering fibre to the premises (FTTP), node (FTTN) or basement (FTTB).


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What you should look for when comparing broadband plans

  • How long is the contract? Most broadband plans are offered on a 24-month contract. This can make plans cheaper, but restricts your flexibility if you plan to move house or decide you're not happy with your current provider. Plans that run for shorter periods or on a month-to-month basis also exist, though typically you'll pay higher installation costs, and will often have to buy your modem/router/connection device outright.
  • How much data do you get? The data allowance for broadband plans is typically measured in gigabytes (GB) per month. The higher the amount, the more you'll pay each month. Some providers offer "unlimited" connections, though these will invariably include an "acceptable usage policy" that allows customers to be cut off if their usage is deemed excessive.
  • Are there unmetered options for services like Netflix? Some plans don't count viewing on Netflix, Stan, Presto or other streaming entertainment providers. That can allow you to opt for a lower (and cheaper) download allowance. Obviously this isn't a concern if you have an "unlimited" plan.
  • What's the connection speed? For most technologies, you won't have any effective control over the speed – it will be the "best available" and is likely to vary based on your location and the condition of cabling and wiring. On NBN fibre and some pay TV cable connections, you can opt to pay more money for higher download and upload speeds.
  • What's the monthly cost and minimum total cost? While you're likely to use the monthly cost as your basis for comparison, also look at the minimum total cost. If you sign up for a longer-term contract, you'll often get a discount on installation fees and hardware, but you'll be stuck with paying out the whole contract if you decide it's not suitable.
  • Bundling discounts. Providers will often offer a discount if you bundle your broadband connection with other services such as pay TV, mobile phone or landlines. While this can save you money, make sure that all the bundled services are suitable for your needs and that you're actually saving money. Bundled deals will also usually require you to sign up for a 24-month contract.

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    MelanieOctober 17, 2017

    I need to speak to someone about a particular address?

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      RenchOctober 17, 2017Staff

      Hi Melanie,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      If you would like to check if your address is NBN ready, you may go to this page and enter your address. You can also have a look on this page for NBN plans that you can compare.

      I suggest contacting the internet provider directly to check your address and ask if they have an available connection in your address.

      Best regards,
      Rench

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    JoeSeptember 6, 2017

    I am about to switch to nbn. Do I still have to pay telephone line rental charges and are phone calls charged seperately to internet usage?

    • Staff
      ArnoldSeptember 7, 2017Staff

      Hi Joe,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      The NBN is a huge improvement over the older network, but there are naturally a few differences in how it works. Before getting connected you need to make sure all your networked devices will still work afterwards.

      If you have decided to go with a new service provider, you may wish to port your phone number over to the new provider to continue receiving calls made to your existing phone number. Ask your new service provider to see if the phone porting option.

      During this period, it is important that you do not to cancel your existing phone service until your phone number has been successfully ported to your new provider. Cancelling your service early may lead to a permanent loss of your phone number.

      Learn how to switch your services to the NBN in this complete guide.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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      JamesOctober 14, 2017

      Sorry but the NBN is not a “huge improvement”. My area has just been switched on to the NBN. Currently my ADSL connection costs $60 a month for an average of 11Mb/sec. Just looked at similar NBN plans with minimum of 12Mb and the cheapest is $20 more expensive.!!!!!

    • Staff
      GruOctober 15, 2017Staff

      Hello James.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on NBN.

      In terms of NBN in comparison to other connections such as cable and ADSL, it is still good to for consumers to still have other options available.
      Everyone gets to choose what would be most suitable for their needs and requirements.

      Cheers,
      Gru

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    DianneAugust 15, 2017

    I have recently moved into a new house. How do I know whether or not there is an active phone line?

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      RenchAugust 15, 2017Staff

      Hi Dianne,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      You may check this information from the previous service provider on that address or you may contact a new service provider and get a technician out to check if there’s still an active phone line.

      Kind regards,
      Rench

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    MichelleAugust 5, 2017

    I live in a caravan park with no phone line connection. What are my best choices for internet?

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      ArnoldAugust 5, 2017Staff

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      If you’re looking for Wi-Fi internet without a phone line, here are options for mobile broadband or fixed wireless instead.

      Please note that you may have to enquire with the ISP if those services can reach or cover your location or address.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    BillJuly 13, 2017

    how far is the node from the corner of George St & Ocean Drive Laurieton 2443 & in what direction

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      ArnoldJuly 13, 2017Staff

      Hi Bill,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Information regarding the exact location of nodes is provided by the internet provider you have chosen. I would suggest talking with technicians of your desired provider.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    DennisJuly 3, 2017

    NBN connection is complete through Foxtel hub. The Internet works fine and phone connected to hub fine. Other two connections, wall phone in kitchen and heart monitor in the bedroom do not work. What needs to be done and by whom? At whose expense? I was happy with what I had and I’m not very impressed.

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      KenJuly 22, 2017

      Once connected to the NBN ALL your phone points will only received the NBN signal which CANNOT take a direct telephone connection. All telephones have to be connected to the hub (green outlet). If your Foxtel Hub is connected to the FIRST point in your house then the problem is easily fixed. A dual connection plate is required with one point attached to the NBN wiring (and then connected to the hub) and the other connected from one of the green points in the hub to the wiring for the rest of the house. This will allow other phones to be used in the house. If the point you are using is NOT the first in the house then some telephone rewiring of the house will be required to make it the first. In my case all my phone extensions are DECT (wireless) and the main device is connected to the hub. Changing the connection plate will take an ACMA registered technician (a legal requirement) about 5 minutes to complete. Once this is done you will also have to check with the manufacturer of the non-telephone device if they think it will still work through the hub. There is no guarantee that this WILL work. Did you advise your ISP that you have a medical device? They do have ways around your problem. Good luck!!

    • Staff
      RenchJuly 3, 2017Staff

      Hi Dennis,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      There might be a loose or disconnected cable/s with the two connections that are not working. Since your NBN connection is working fine, there might be something wrong with the physical connections. Please contact your ISP to assist you with basic troubleshooting steps and see if you will need to book a technician out.

      Best regards,
      Rench

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    andrewJune 27, 2017

    How do I find out my LOC id?

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      MayJune 27, 2017Staff

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      You can find your location ID by putting your address into our NBN tracker here. Then hover over the (i) tooltip and an image shown below will appear:

      Loc ID

      Cheers,
      May

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    June 19, 2017

    just checking your Unlimmited data TPG standard NBM for $49, on contacting TPG they say the $49 deal is only for 100gig and it is $59 for unlimited standard could you check your end

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      DanielleJune 20, 2017Staff

      Hi Malcolm

      Thank you for contacting finder.com.au. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      There are different $49 plans and different $59 plans. You may refer to this page to compare all TPG plans including the all the different $49 plans and $59 plans.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Danielle

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    robynJune 16, 2017

    How much does it cost to connect to NBN in a new area (sunshine cove, Maroochydore)?

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      RenchJune 16, 2017Staff

      Hi Robyn,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      You can compare NBN plans and deals by visiting this page. Please enter your address in the shown field and it will give you a list of providers that is available in your area. You can also make use of the filter to put in specific info that suits your needs.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    AnndyMay 11, 2017Staff

    Hi Eli,

    Thanks for your question.

    Unfortunately, we don’t feature any plan with free xbox or gadget right now. What we do have on our comparison table above are broadband plans that may come with free set-up, free modem or free calls.

    You may check this page from time to time for updates.

    Cheers,
    Anndy

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