The Federal Government of Australia has funded the project for the nationwide project known as The National Broadband Network, in order to offer and provide users (home and business) with a reliable and fast connection.
The Federal Government has committed to help in building a mixed technology network (aka multi-technology mix or MTM). This includes many houses being connected to a core network that use fibre optic cables. They would provide satellite internet options and fixed wireless network for those houses that are not physically connected to the NBN.
How to connect to NBN?
Connecting to NBN is totally free (including all the required equipment). Unless you are changing to a new NBN package, you really don’t have to do anything.
All over Australia there are many homes being connected to this network. In many cases its being done by laying fibre optic cables under the street, so don’t be surprised if your neighbourhood has work going on for it too.
It is necessary to note that, even though the connection to NBN is completely free and covers all the cost of installation, you will still have to pay for the monthly fee to your network provider for the packages you pick. You may also be required to pay for the installation of hardware. There are 7 kinds of NBN connections which are as follows.
- FTTdp – Fibre to the Distribution Point
- FTTP – Fibre to the Premises
- FTTB – Fibre to the Basement
- FTTN – Fibre to the node
- HFC Cable
- Fixed Wireless
Why do people need NBN?
People have now started to realize the importance of connectivity through the internet. Almost everything these days is related to the internet whether it’s watching movies or shopping or anything else. The internet has changed the way we live and work. It’s a fast paced life now for everyone therefore a fast connection of NBN is really important. NBN is simply a method of future proofing the homes and business in Australia.
People at home or business owners require faster speed of connecting to the internet these days because of the different needs of people. Streaming videos, playing video games online, connecting to servers and databases all make it important. It is the era Netflix rather than cable TV, and there is huge shift to the way people use entertainment through other means than just TV.
Fast internet speed is ideal for people who conduct businesses, and need to connect internationally through video conferencing, or students doing distance learning and need to video dial in to a classroom. People running a business online also need a high internet speed because all of their work is online.
There are many NBN packages out there to choose from, so research and compare NBN plans.
Research concludes that due to the technological advances, thousands of new jobs and opportunities are created. This has been majorly credited to the benefit of the internet.