Australians may have up to 6 choices of Internet Technologies available to them offering speeds of up to 500 mbps downloads.


1) If available, get on the NBN and  choose the fastest speed tier possible see Confused by NBN Plans?

Confused by NBN Plans?

If you think you are getting poor speeds with NBN then we suggested looking at our NBN Installation and Setup Help.

NBN Installation and Setup Help

You maybe getting good speeds but a poor connection or setup maybe causing issues.Internet Speeds of up to 100 mbps download and 20 mbps upload are available on NBN.

2) Commercial grade fibre services can be installed in business premises from $369 per month for speeds of 40 mbps up/40 mbps down, 100/100 or 250/250 mbps (contact us for a quote)

Why NBN is unsuitable for Australian Business Needs


3) High speed internet may still be achieved using HFC (Foxtel Coaxial Cable) from Telstra, which currently offers speeds of 30 to 60 mbps in HFC none NBN areas.

NBN over HFC delayed until Q3/Q4 2018

4) Mobile Broadband is also widely available via 4G mobile from mobile providers. Average download speeds of around 44 mbps can be achieved.
If you required mobile internet outside of the major metropolitan areas, you may find that Telstra are the only company with ample coverage.

5) Fixed Wireless Broadband is available to customers who live within a few kilometers of Perth CBD. The Service is provided by a private company called Node One.  You will need to install a wireless receiver on your roof to be able to use this service. Please contact Mode 1 directly to enquire about this service.

6) Speeds of 20 mbps may still be achieved using ADSL (if you live close to the telephone exchange)

In the previous guides entitled How to Test Your Internet Speed and How to compare your internet speed with your area average we demonstrated how to take an Internet Speed test and find out your area’s average Internet Speed

The easiest way to determine the available connection types is to use the Telstra webpage 

To find out if you qualify for HFC (Cable) broadband, or NBN (FTTP, FTTN, FTTC, FTTB, Fixed Wireless or HFC-NBN) or any other service go to the following URL and enter your address.

…and click on “Check Availability

If your one of the lucky ones you will see either the following message



… if your ARE NOT Lucky …you may well see the following and will just have to be resigned to snails-pace internet until NBN comes to town. ……or ….. consider one of the other choices mentioned above.


Related Issues

Self Test Internet Performance Guide

Guide 1 – How to test your internet speed

Guide 2 – How to compare your internet speed with your area average

Guide 3 – What Alternative internet services are available at my address?

Guide 4 – How to test my modem. Does it need replacing?

Guide 5 – General tips on increasing your internet and Wi-Fi speed.

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2 comments to “What Alternative internet services are available at my address?”

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  1. Andrew Luobikis - February 28, 2017 Reply

    What’s stupid about this search is that the National Map says that I have HFC available in the area and it is at the highest rating, but according to Telstra and Optus I can only get ADSL2+.

    • John Kirkby - March 8, 2017 Reply

      Yes the map is not perfect…. but as it’s Telstra that runs the remain HFC networks, if they say you cant have it, then that is final.

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