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10 Tips On The NBN

You will know when the NBN is coming – NBN will letterbox drop your suburb numerous times and you can go to the NBN website , key in your address and find out a date , even for the next several years

There are 4  types of NBN that the average household should be concerned with fibre to the home , fibre to the node , wireless and satellite – most people now will get fibre to the node , wireless and satellite

NBN is not just all about the download it is about the upload speed as well

Not all telcos are created equal – choose your provider carefully – either stick with your current provider – if they support the NBN or move but remember your email address

To be sure you keep your phone number, ask your service provider to confirm that they will keep your phone number when you transfer your service over to the nbn™ network.

If you have a medical alarm – register it with the NBN then households with medical alarms can be identified where additional support may be needed for the household’s move off their existing network.

If you have an installer remember to be nice

Concerned about power failures , purchase a UPS which can keep you up and running on the internet for several hours

Problem with internet speed your first point of contact is your internet provider

Remember internet speed does not mean you have a fast computer

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

1 comment on “10 Tips On The NBN

  1. Note that some Telcos (Telstra) will not allow you to bridge their supplied FTTN (VDSL) modems whilst retaining your VOIP number. Bridging is useful if you already have invested in your own router to supply your home with WIFI and other more sophisticated services. This is because unlike other Telcos Telstra do not supply the customer with the VOIP configuration to use other VOIP adaptors. Telstra essentially ‘burn in’ the VOIP settings in their supplied Gateway Max FTTN VDSL modems. This only effects FTTN NBN connections not FTTH. The act of bridging a modem disables the VOIP service disabling your home phone line. Most people would be happy with the Telstra supplied modem. However if you already have an ADSL2 modem which is bridged to allow you to connect a WIFI router to provide more sophisticated services that the Telstra supplied modem wont do then you wont be able to connect that router to the Telstra VDSL modem whilst maintaining your home VOIP line.

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