ADSL Plans

Tired of waiting for hours and hours to load a webpage? With the 21st century in full bloom, are you still on a stone-age dialup modem? It’s time for you to use one of Australia’s most popular internet connectivity medium: ADSL Broadband.

Why ADSL?

ADSL is the most commonly available broadband type in Australia. It enables you to enjoy high speed data transmission through your existing telephone line without any interference in your everyday telephone operations. That’s right! Gone are the days when you connected your modem and in turn used to end up with a busy telephone line. ADSL offers you speeds ranging from 256k to 8000k (Mbps). But what matters most is the type of ADSL broadband provider you choose. Your selection can significantly alter your speed due to line quality, exchange and equipments.

How can ADSL be so cheap yet blazing fast?

ADSL or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line utilizes new technology on existing infrastructure. That’s right, you can now enjoy blazing fast speed but without worrying to invest substantially in upfront costs. ADSL consumes your very own copper landline but delivers high internet speeds.

Common Factors That May Affect Data Transfer Rate

As with all other types of internet connection, the final rate of data transfer of the ADSL package you have chosen will largely depend on a number of factors. Here are the most common ones:

  • The distance of the telephone exchange to your house/office
  • The quality of the various copper cables that have been used
  • The quality of broadband equipment used

ADSL Features

Nearly all ADSL broadband plans include:

  • Free uploads – Broadband providers do not charge for traffic generated from sending emails, surfing web pages or uploading files.
  • Static IP address – this feature is highly desirable if you are running your own business or plan to run game servers.
  • Contract Period – the duration of a contract is generally 6 months or 12 months. However it varies amongst different providers.
  • Modem/Router – this device is essential to connect you to the internet. Broadband providers may provide routers free, charge a monthly rental fee or demand a lump sum one time charge.
  • Providers may offer virus protection and spam filter options at no added costs.
  • Various carriers offer their customers with complimentary web space and personal email account.
  • Back-up tools for the dial-up connection are a common norm with most of the ADSL Broadband packages.

ADSL Packages

The pricing of the various packages offered under the ADSL broadband vary with the maximum speed and download quota allowed. Data usage quotas of 50GB, 100GB, 150GB, 200GB, 250GB, 300GB, 350GB, 500GB  and  unlimited are available.

Common ADSL plan features
Apart from the user-friendly packages that ADSL offers, service subscribers are often also provided a number of other privileges, such as:

  • No charges in the event of excess usage
  • Virus protection and spam filter absolutely free-of-charge
  • Complimentary webspace and personal email account
  • Back-up tools for the dial-up connection are available with each plan

Common Factors That May Affect ADSL Data Transfer Rate
As with all other types of internet connection, the final rate of data transfer of the ADSL package you have chosen will largely depend on a number of factors. Here are the most common ones:

  • The distance of the telephone exchange to your house/office
  • The quality of the various copper cables that have been used
  • The quality of broadband equipment used