NBN - Are you ready?

The National Broadband Network A.K.A NBN project is in full flow around the country with approximately 61% of Residential and Business Premises able to connect.

Did you know that once your premises has the NBN infrastructure installed, it will be mandatory to switch your Broadband away from ADSL, ADSL2 and Cable services?

Yes I'm afraid so. Although in most cases you will be able to remain with your current provider, albeit, on a different package and likely a change of cost.

There are some services that are not subject to the mandatory change, including some Landline services and Foxtel.

For the full list of what will and what won't be switched off, you can read here.

NBN also has different types of connections to your premises:

  • FTTC - Fibre to the Curb

NBN will be installed to a point on the street outside of your premises, then use the existing copper wires to connect directly to your premises.

  • FTTP - Fibre to the Premises

NBN will be installed directly to your premises.

  • FTTB - Fibre to the Building

NBN will be installed to the building such as an Apartment Block then use existing technology to connect it to each Apartment for example.

  • FTTN - Fibre to the Node

NBN will be installed to a Street Cabinet which services a whole street for example. It would then use the existing copper wires to connect to each premises on the street.

FTTP would be the preferred installation type to give you better speeds and stability. However, there is no option of which type of connection you get. It is down to how NBNCo utilise existing network infrastructure.