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Being connected to the online world has become somewhat of an essential element of our lives. The NBN will connect everyone in the country over the next 5 years to broadband internet. We can help you get ready for this technological change for your home or business. We can:


  • Explain what the NBN is and how it will affect you
  • Discuss how you will be connected to the NBN
  • Assess your online needs
  • Recommend ways to best be ready for when the NBN reaches you


The purpose of the NBN is so that all Australians have access to broadband internet service no matter where you are in the country.

The NBN will effect your new or existing internet and landline telephone service. This includes alarm systems, EFTPOS, lift, fire services: anything that connects to a telephone line. With the NBN rollout, the traditional public switched telephone network is being phased out.

To achieve this monumental infrastructure project, several connection methods are being used to make the NBN happen:

Fixed line, fixed wireless and satellite. Most of the population will connect via fixed line in metropolitan areas and built up towns. Those in rural areas will connect through a fixed wireless service and satellite will cover everyone else, mainly remote areas of the country.

Fixed line services will connect the majority of our customers. What this means is that fixed line is a physical connection through a cable all the way to your home, office etc. There are a couple of different ways these connections will get to your premises.

  • FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) – Fibre all the way to your home
  • FTTB (Fibre to the Basement) – Used mainly in apartments, fibre to the basement then the connection uses existing copper phone line to the unit
  • FTTN (Fibre to the Node) – Fibre to a Node in your neighbourhood then the last few hundred meters on your existing copper phone line to your home
  • HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial) – commonly used for ‘Pay TV or Cable Internet’ rolled out in the 1990’s, using a combination of Fibre and coaxial cable.

Where you live depends on what technology will be deployed. This is the current state of play with who is getting what:

  • FTTP – typical being rolled out in Greenfield developments – new estates and new apartments
  • FTTB – Brownfield (existing) unit complexes and apartment buildings
  • FTTN – Brownfield suburbs outside of HFC footprint areas.
  • HFC – Where the Telstra and Optus HFC network was originally rolled out in the 90’s. If you have had or currently have Foxtel connected to your house on a cable or had/have Bigpond Cable Internet or Optus Cable Internet, chances are you live in the HFC footprint.

This is only a general guide. There are many different factors that determine how each premises and area will be connected to what technology or connection method. Check out to check your address and rollout progress in your area.