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      ADSL2

      There’s nothing like feeling free in the countryside, but what really hinders most of the enjoyment in these types of areas is the lack of internet connectivity.

      Compared to those living in the bustling cities of Australia, people residing in regional locations don’t get much of a say when it comes to the Ethernet or Wi-Fi setup they can receive. With this, there are typically only options like ADSL and ADSL2 available.

      These legacy systems have provided browsing capabilities for years, but as times progress, it only makes sense for more modern technologies such as nbn® to fit this role. The good news is that even regional corners of the country can get access to this connection, and that’s thanks to retail service providers like Skymesh.

      At Skymesh, we pride ourselves on being nbn’s leading specialised regional internet provider. Our internet plans are focused on bridging the digital divide, so check the nbn coverage your address has today!

      What type of internet connection is ADSL2?

      In order for you to better understand regional internet, you should first familiarise yourself with what ADSL2 is as a legacy system. To start off, ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, and ADSL2 is simply the upgraded and newer version of the original ADSL. In terms of connection type, ADSL2 is broadband, which is internet that’s delivered through standard copper wires (usually phone cables).

      However, there are a variety of other connection types out there, all with their own distinct features and advantages. For instance, depending on your address and nbn service availability, we at Skymesh could provide you with internet plans through Sky Muster® satellite, Fixed Wireless, or Fixed Line technologies from nbn.

      • Fixed Line connection. Similar to ADSL2 broadband plans, Fixed Line plans make use of wires. Thin, high-speed fibre optic cables are used to connect to nodes as access points. nbn uses technology like Fibre to the Building (FTTB), Fibre to the Node (FTTN), Fibre to the Curb (FTTC), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC).
      • Fixed Wireless connection. Here, we’re not limited to cable-based connections. Fixed Wireless plans get access to the nbn Australia network through the use of radio signals. These are emitted and received by antennas placed outside, providing you with wireless connectivity.
      • Sky Muster® satellite connection. Lastly, we also leverage long-range signals through the use of nbn’s state-of-the-art satellite technologies. With satellite plans, the internet is transmitted from the nbn Australia network through space and then received by a satellite dish installed on your roof.

      Just keep in mind that the technology available to you depends on your general location, proximity to infrastructure, and line of sight hindrances. You won’t even have to compare internet types for hours on end. We’ll do some of the legwork by finding out which option would work for your home residence, office space, or business facility.

      Additionally, Fixed Line connections may link to pre-existing copper networks (the same ones used for ADSL and ADSL2) as the last part of an nbn connection or perhaps even utilise hybrid connections. As such, the overall speed may be affected, and this all depends on the capabilities and age of the copper network.

      Consider nbn’s service through us at Skymesh as an excellent alternative to legacy systems like ADSL2. Get a chance to conclude your online search for terms like ‘ADSL internet plans’ or perhaps even ‘ADSL internet providers’ when you’re searching for internet options today!

      How fast is an ADSL2 connection?

      Before you get a better grasp of the speed that ADSL2 offers, you have to compare it to its original version. Whether you’re someone who’s looking for cheap internet plans or unlimited internet plans, it helps to know that an average ADSL plan would provide you with speeds of up to 8 Mbps, while an average ADSL2 plan would provide you with speeds of up to 24 Mbps.

      At first glance, that might seem like a significant increase, but it’s important to note that the overall speed of ADSL and ADSL2 plans is heavily reliant on your premises’ distance from the network source.

      This means that the further you are, the slower the connection becomes. Realistically, the 24 Mbps maximum could quickly turn into speeds of up to 16 Mbps, even if you’re a few hundred metres away from the network source.

      On the other hand, you can easily check if the nbn network is available at your location on our platform or connect with one of our agents should your location be unlisted. Once you’ve verified that nbn’s service can reach your premises, we’ll see what connection type is suitable for you.

      At Skymesh, addresses with Fixed Line nbn coverage can choose from three speed tiers: nbn 25, nbn 50, and nbn 100.

      • nbn 25. This tier has typical evening speeds of up to 25 Mbps download and up to 4 Mbps upload between 7.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. This supports up to around two people and provides users with reasonably fast speeds for general day-to-day browsing, such as sending emails and other similar activities.
      • nbn 50. This tier has typical evening speeds of up to 49 Mbps download and up to 16 Mbps upload between 7.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. This tier supports households with three to four users who use the internet for online gaming, video streaming, and social media.
      • nbn 100. This tier has typical evening speeds of up to 96 Mbps download and up to 16 Mbps upload between 7.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. This is suitable for ultra high-definition streaming, online gaming, and downloading large files for households with four or more users.

      How does ADSL2 compare with nbn?

      A lot of people living in Australia’s regional areas are faced with the same dilemma: nbn or ADSL2?

      Aside from having different types of internet and a lack of speed drop-offs, nbn plans are also generally faster when compared to their ADSL2 counterparts. As mentioned, this is due to modern technology (optical fibre), but speeds may still vary, especially if previous copper networks are used as part of the connection.

      Eligible customers may be able to enjoy free standard installations for their nbn internet plans.* However, in some instances, nbn-imposed fees may still apply.

      By choosing Skymesh as your go-to nbn retail service provider for regional locations, you’ll be able to enjoy fast, reliable internet access.

      You can also purchase our plug-n-play router alongside your internet plan for a one-time fee, which comes with free shipping. While you can use your own nbn-compatible router, you must be comfortable with the configuration process. Skymesh only offers limited support for BYO routers. For added convenience and additional support, we recommend using a Skymesh router instead.

      For questions or concerns, you’ll be able to talk to our knowledgeable support team. We’re happy to help you check if nbn is available at your address.

      Join us at Skymesh and choose our multi-award-winning plans as an alternative to legacy ADSL2 plans. Check your address today!

      *Free standard installations do not include the new development and associated installation charges from nbn.

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