The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an Australia-wide project funded by the Federal Government to provide all homes and businesses with a fast, reliable connection to the internet.
The NBN is designed to ‘future-proof’ Australian homes and businesses by replacing older, dated infrastructure with new, supercharged connections.
Here are some examples:
Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
A Fibre to the Premises connection is used in circumstances where a fibre optic line will be run from the nearest available fibre node, directly to your premises.
Fibre To The Node (FTTN)
A Fibre to the Node connection is utilized in circumstances where the existing copper phone services are connected to a nearby fibre node.
Fibre To The Basement (FTTB)
A Fibre to the Basement connection is generally used when we are connecting an apartment block or similar types of buildings to the NBN. In this scenario we run a fibre optic line to the fibre node in the building’s communications room, and then we use the existing technology in the building to connect to each apartment.
Fibre To The Curb (FTTC)
A Fibre to the Curb connection is used in circumstances where fibre is extended close to your premises, connecting to a small Distribution Point Unit (DPU), generally located inside a pit on the street. From here it connects into your existing copper network.
Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)
A Hybrid Fibre Coaxial connection is used in circumstances where the existing Cable Pay TV network is utilized. In this circumstance an HFC line will be run from the nearest available fibre node, to your premises.