As Australia moves closer toward a future where everyone has access to ultra-fast and reliable broadband, more citizens by the day are asking what, if any, is the difference between ADSL cable and fibre broadband. It’s clear that much of the world has already accepted fibre as the up and coming standard, but what exactly are the differences between the two and which represents the preferable choice for the modern web user?
By contrast, fibre broadband has the potential to take things way further than this with speeds up to ten or fifteen-times faster than cable. It is often advertised that fibre internet can deliver data transfer speeds of up to 152Mbps, but again this isn’t the exact speed delivered to most users. Instead, the average varies between around 30Mbps and 100Mbps, depending on the provider, the area and the service package chosen by then subscriber.
Costs and Availability
In terms of availability, fibre is yet to make its way across the country in any convincing sense, though is the core focus of the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN). It’s likely to be some time before affordable super-fast broadband is a standard on-tap commodity across the country, but the NBN insists it will happen over the coming years.