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Poor internet connection can be a showstopper when it comes to business functionality, but it doesn’t stop there. The utility of modern homes can also be significantly hindered by unreliable connections. With several factors influencing your internet experience, it’s vital to ensure you’ve ticked all the boxes so you can make the most of your time online.

Hardware, connection type, type of content being downloaded and the number of users sharing a connection all contribute to network speeds and performance. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up to speed.

Network Congestion

Several providers speeds will vary significantly due to network congestion. Think of a network as a highway. If there are eight lanes on the highway and four belong to Telstra, there will be plenty of room for the Telstra traffic to flow. Providers who only have one lane or share a lane are far more prone to congestion and slower travel times.

Connection Type

Connection type also significantly affects internet experiences. There are many types of connections including, but not limited to; asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL), cable, satellite, cellular, dial-up and of course the National Broadband Network (NBN).

The NBN is already available in specific areas across the country and scheduled to be nationwide within the next few years. It’s set to be a game changer, dramatically increasing internet speeds and making Australia’s internet speeds competitive on a global scale.

The NBN uses a mix of copper and fibre optic cables that are replacing and upgrading the network where necessary to ensure the delivery of faster speeds.

Telstra’s default broadband access speed on Digital Office Technology (DOT) on the NBN  of up to 50 megabits per second download speed into the premise and five megabits per second upload speeds from the premise.

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NBN For Business

As Australian businesses rely on the internet, many are often frustrated by slow speeds and an unreliable connection. From Eftpos going offline, conference calls dropping out, or not being able to send emails, not having a reliable connection can be detrimental to business workflow.

NBN connections are set to be a lot more accommodating for your business than ADSL, providing faster speeds and more reliable connections.

NBN For Home

A faster connection means you can enjoy high-quality video calls with faraway friends and family. Studying or working from home could also get a whole lot more comfortable for you. With faster access to online educational tools, NBN makes it possible to download and upload big attachments in a flash, all while the whole family are streaming and searching the web too.

The NBN is all about planning for a future that is more connected, more efficient and more productive, which is essential for supporting our future economic and social growth.

Download our infographic for the full run-down on the NBN, including different types of connections and how it shapes up compared to ADSL2+.

Otherwise, get in touch with the team at Techwell today to find out when your NBN connection will be live!

Call 1300 350 292