Our current plan is to take advantage of existing network infrastructure, and upgrade it to work with the rest of the nbn™ broadband access network rollout. This approach means we're assessing what network technology may be available, and then using what we can to deliver a fast solution for each individual area.
All types of nbn™ broadband access network connections that utilise a physical line running to the premises (FTTP, FTTN, FTTB) are considered nbn™ Fixed Line connections. The difference between each type of connection simply comes down to how we utilise existing network technology in connecting the nearest available fibre node to your specific premises.
nbn™ Fibre to the Building (FTTB) is generally used when we're connecting an apartment block or similar type of building to the nbn™ broadband access network.
nbn™ Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) is where fibre is extended close to your premises. Here it is connected to the existing copper network inside a small Distribution Point Unit, creating the final nbn™ connection.
These types of connections are used mostly in regional and remote areas, where premises are spread out geographically over many square kilometers.
nbn™ Fixed Wireless is a form of connection where data is sent from a transmission tower and travels wirelessly to an antenna that has been fitted by an nbn™ approved installer to your roof.
The connection of some remote and rural locations services can be delivered via our Sky Muster™ satellite. In this scenario a satellite dish is installed on the premises and receives the signal from the Sky Muster™ satellite.