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Regional Internet Service 101: Everything You Need to Know

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In August 2016, a survey report revealed that almost half of regional households complain about their Internet connections. The University of Canberra conducted a survey with 13,000 participants coming from rural and regional areas all over the country.


Almost half or exactly 48 percent of respondents indicated that their regional Internet plans have ‘very poor’, and ‘inadequate’ connections. In addition, among the respondents, only 37 percent said that their Internet in regional locations is ‘okay’ or ‘good.’


What seems to be the problem? The problem lies in the type of connections that rural locations often have. Because they are further away from city centres, most high-speed Internet connection packages or plans are not available for them. As a result, they settle for old technology when it comes to Internet connectivity.


Fortunately there are now regional broadband providers who can offer a much faster and reliable Internet connection. You just have to make sure to look for the right one. You may take a look at pricing, Internet speed, and the infrastructure they are using.


Here are some options that regional households can avail:


  • nbn Services – The nbn or the National Broadband Network is a nationwide initiative by the Australian government to bring high-speed and reliable Internet across the country. Unfortunately, some types of nbn connections are not available in certain locations so you have to look for which options are best for you.
  • ADSL/ADSL2+ – These two are the most common connections used by broadband Internet providers. They use copper wires to transfer signals from the source to the consumer.
  • HFC (Hybrid-Fibre Coaxial) – As its name implies, this is a hybrid of the high-speed fiber and coaxial connections.


These are just few broadband regional options that you can get for your household. Of course, not all of them may be applicable so you have to check and inquire with various regional Internet providers. It is also worth noting that various Internet speeds mean different regional Internet prices, so you must learn to get the best option.


IPSTAR Broadband Satellite is an Internet provider that offers different Internet packages and connections depending on the client’s location, needs and preferences.


If you want to take a closer look, or if you want to know how you can a faster and more reliable connection, call them on 132 800. You may also email them at [email protected]