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POI? What is it and where is mine?
A POI is the Point of Interconnect
The Point of Interconnect is a crucial link of the nbn™ network, because it connects you to us and onto the internet. The nbn™ network has 121 Points of Interconnect (POI’s). These are located in select telephone exchange buildings. However, not every exchange will have a one. These Points of Interconnect are located Australia wide with the following breakdown.
New South Wales: 41
Western Australia: 14
South Australia: 9
Northern Territory: 1
Where is my Point of Interconnect?
To find out which POI establishes your connection, follow this link.
How does my internet connection work?
Your device sends a request for data to your router. Your router then will connect to either a nbn™ device or node. From there, it will travel across the nbn™ network to the POI. Once it reaches the Point of Interconnect, it will establish a connection to our Aussie Broadband network which will then connect you to the internet. It sounds like a lot, but with today’s technology, data can travel the distance in milliseconds. These milliseconds can be found on your speed tests under Ping. Check out our speed test site.