All types of nbn™ broadband access network connections that utilise a physical line running to the premises are considered Fixed Line connections. An nbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connection is utilised in circumstances where the existing copper phone and internet network from a nearby fibre node is used to make the final part of the connection to the nbn™ access network.
The fibre node is likely to take the form of a street cabinet. Each street cabinet will allow the nbn™ access network signal to travel over a fibre optic line from the exchange, to the cabinet, and connect with the existing copper network to reach your premises.
For the best experience, check your address and contact your preferred phone and internet provider about an nbn™ powered plan. It’s a good idea to ask about your options, as not all speeds are available at all premises.
Consider the number of users and types of applications within your household or business. If you have many users and devices and you do things like stream video on a regular basis, you should discuss higher speed options with your provider. They can recommend the best nbn™ powered plan for you.
For more information on your modem setup, and other advice like migrating business services, download the FTTN connect kit below.
To prepare for your new nbn™ powered plan, simply set up your VDSL2 compatible modem using the instructions given by your provider – this modem should have been supplied by your provider. If you already have a modem, it must be VDSL2 compatible for it to work over the nbn™ access network.
FTTN services can deliver a range of wholesale speeds.
Your actual speeds will be affected by many factors including; how far away your premises is located from the FTTN cabinet, how your provider configures their network and manages traffic (particularly during peak periods when more people are online), equipment quality, software, signal quality, the plan you choose, the performance of your modem, Wi-Fi, cabling, and other devices in your premises.
Read more about understanding speed and how it affects you.
The location of the node may vary depending on the technology infrastructure of the area.
You can raise an objection to the location of the node with the following considerations in mind:
If you wish to raise an objection to the location of a node, bearing in mind the above considerations, you can contact nbn on 1800 687 626 or email email@example.com. Please be aware that there is no guarantee the location of the cabinet will be changed.
Your local node (FTTN cabinet) is made up of multiple crucial components: