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How is nbn™ internet delivered?

NBN™ service is delivered in a variety of ways. Aussie Broadband supports six types of connections

FTTC (New!)Fibre to the Curb is the latest technology available bringing fibre optic cable all the way to the edge of the premises. The connection then travels through the existing copper lead in to the home. A nbn™ connection device, called NCD for short, is then set up inside the premises and connected to the primary telephone wall socket.

FTTN – Fibre to the Node runs fibre optic cable to the nearest node. The signal then travels down the existing copper lines to the primary telephone wall socket. This type of connection requires a VDSL 2 compatible router.

FTTB – Fibre to the Building utilises fibre optic cable all the way to a shared point in the building’s communications room. From there, the connection travels along the existing copper lines to each customer.

HFC – Hybrid Fibre Coaxial is used where there is an existing cable network. As with the FTTN and FTTB, fibre optic cable runs to a nearby node, then the connection uses current coaxial cable to a nbn™ device installed inside the customer’s premises.

FTTP – Fibre to the Premises has fibre optic cable connected directly to the customer’s premises. A nbn™ device is installed inside the customer’s premises.

Fixed Wireless – Fixed Wireless connection is used in circumstances where there is a greater distance between customers. A nbn™ outdoor antenna is installed and fitted to the roof by an approved nbn™ installer. The antenna connects to a nbn™ device installed inside of the premises. Data is then transmitted over radio signals on the broadband access network.

*Check out the individual connection types in the FAQ for more detailed information on setting up the connection.

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