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Which Access Technology Will You Receive?

There are a variety of different access technologies that can connect your premises to the nbn™ network. It's important to know which technology will be servicing your premises as each access technology requires a slightly different approach.

You can find a detailed explanation of what is required for each connection method by reading the nbn™ preparation guides. Below is a brief summary of the different connection methods:

 

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

FTTP has Optic Fibre leading directly to your premises and is connected to the nbn™ box inside. 

FTTP diagram


Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)

HFC has Optic Fibre connecting to a node on your street, which leads to your premises via coaxial cable. 

HFC diagram

 

Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

FTTN has Optical Fibre leading to a nearby node and connects to the phone socket in your premises via existing copper lines. 

FTTN diagram

 

Fibre to the Building (FTTB)

FTTB has Optical Fibre leading to a node in your building’s communications room. The nbn™ will connect from the node to the phone socket in your premises via the building’s existing copper network. 

FTTB diagram

 

Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)

FTTC has Optical Fibre leading to a small node in the telecommunications pit or mounted to the pole outside your premises. From there, a copper telephone cable delivers the service to the wall socket inside your premises if you are in a single dwelling unit or to the customer side MDF if you are in a multiple dwelling unit.

 

Fibre to the Curb diagram

 

Fixed Wireless

Fixed Wireless is connected via an antenna on your roof, which receives data signals from an nbn™ tower in your area. The data is transmitted wirelessly to an nbn™ connection box in your premises.

Fixed Wireless diagram

 


Find out which access technology will service your premises

by searching your address on the nbn™ coverage map

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