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What is FTTN?

FTTN stands for Fibre to the Node. Fibre optic cable connects to the nearest node, and then the signal travels down the existing copper lines to the primary telephone wall socket or the MDF.

FTTN Network Boundary Point

The MDF is nbn™’s Network Boundary Point, once nbn™ have terminated the service to the MDF it is the customers responsibility to ensure internal cabling is in place from the MDF to the desired location of the modem/router.

If an MDF is not present on the premises, then the nbn™ technician may terminate the service to a Telecommunication Outlet.

FTTN Site Access Requirements

On the day of installation, the nbn™ technician will require access to the MDF to complete the installation. To ensure that access to the MDF is available on the day you will need to arrange this in advance of the appointment.

The MDF may be located in a basement, carpark, communications room, office cupboard etc.

If you do not have direct access to the MDF you may need to gain access by liaising with building/centre management, building facilities team, reception, or the IT department.

FTTN Internal Cabling Requirements

Once the nbn™ technician has installed the service to the MDF they will “tag” the service and it is then the customers responsibility to run cabling from the MDF to the desired location of the modem/router.

You will be required to have cabling run from the MDF to the modem/router and the cabling must have an RJ12 handoff.

What to expect on the day of your nbn™ FTTN installation

Check out this short nbn™ video on what to consider and what will happen on the day of your FTTN installation.

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