What is nbn™?
nbn™ is Australia’s new broadband network. It’s a fast and reliable internet connection that aims to prepare homes and businesses for the future. The Federal Government has funded this upgrade because Australia’s old copper phone lines weren’t coping with how we use the internet today.
The upgraded network is delivered through a mix of fibre-optic cable, copper phone lines, fixed wireless and satellite.
The 7 types of technology that can connect a home to nbn™.
The technology installed in your area determines which option is available to you – it's not something you can choose.
It could be:
Fixed Line (a physical line runs to the home or business)
- Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)
- Fibre to the Building (FTTB)
- Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)
- Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)
- Fibre to the Node (FTTN)
Wireless or satellite technology (mainly used in rural areas)
- Fixed Wireless
- Satellite / Sky Muster
nbn co. is the company rolling out nbn™ . Eventually, it will connect the majority of homes and businesses across Australia.