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NBN Simplified

Posted by Simon Caddy Electrical on 9 May 2017
NBN Simplified
Quite simply, NBN or National Broadband Network, is a comprehensive, national and open communication network that this being rolled out throughout Australia that will ultimately provide high-speed broadband (Internet) and telephone services.

Confusion often arises around how exactly it will provide these service to businesses and households.

NBN will primarily use 3 technologies to deliver these services across the nation;
  • Fibre optic
  • Fixed wireless
  • Satellite
NBN is often associated with fibre only, specifically FTTH or fibre to the home which is extremely rare. 

A more common set up will be FTTN or Fibre to the Node.  This will involve fibre optic cable being run to a central cabinet (a node) that services a given neighbourhood.  Houses in that neighbourhood then connect to that cabinet over the same copper wire currently used for ADSL broadband.

It's a complicated area and currently surrounded with some negative press.  In the end though, NBN will be a positive step for both businesses and homes.

We now live in a very connected world where the internet is central to pretty much everything we do.  Businesses rely on internet in all sorts of ways from simple emails and keeping in touch with their customers and clients through to complicated ecommerce transactions.

And of course we as individuals are very heavily dependent on the internet think email, social media, banking and entertainment (Netflix, youTube etc).

NBN will be able to offer high-speed access to the internet for both businesses and individuals increasing productivity and improving our social and entertainment experiences.

How do I get onto NBN?

First you need to check to see if NBN is currently available in your area and if not, when it is expected to be available you can do this for both home and business locations.

If your business or home is ready for NBN, then you will need to contact one of the telcos who are offering NBN connections, e.g. Telstra or Optus.  Each will have their own installation process and hardware.

Finally, you will need to decide what speed you'd like to connect with.  This will also depend on where your business/home is located.

Current speeds offered are:

Good for everyday use browsing the web, streaming video, email

Businesses/homes with multiple people who need to use the internet the same time uploading/downloading large files, streaming HD video etc

Superfast internet 4k video streaming, very large file uploads/downloads, super responsive gaming etc

NBN is great and will offer many people a new level of experience when using the internet, however, as you can see, there is a lot involved and it can be overwhelming for some people.

If you'd like to find out more, contact Simon Caddy Electrical today on 0400 110081.
Author:Simon Caddy Electrical
About: Simon Caddy Electrical is an experienced and qualified electrical company providing a wide range of services, including 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency response. Operating out of Hornsby we cover Sydney's North Shore, Northern Suburbs, Northern Beaches and parts of the Central Coast. We provide a vast range of electrical services to commercial, industrial and domestic clients in accordance with all relevant Australian standards.
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