If you’re about to build a home in Ballarat, or in the process, then cabling for the NBN should be included in your plans
Also remember that your telephone service is also going to be replaced by the NBN infrastructure – another reason to ensure you have ethernet cable where you need it.
But isn’t wireless technology improving?
It certainly is & the theoretical speeds coming out of manufacturer’s labs are impressive – but the real-life speeds are always a lot lower for a host of reasons – Physical Obstacles, Limited Frequency availability, Interference from competing networks & devices …
Plus the BIG drawback. WiFi Bandwidth is shared between all of your devices.
A wired connection is always going to be superior to wireless – so it makes sense to cable your house as it’s being built or renovated – if you install Cat 6 or the new standard Cat 6a you should be able to achieve reliable speeds of 1000BASE-T/1000BASE-TX (Gigabit Ethernet), and 10GBASE-T (10-Gigabit Ethernet) throughout your home.
Of course wireless is still suitable for your smart phones & tablets, but put the wireless gateway in the areas where it is likely to be used.