What connection types are used on the nbn® network?

The nbn network uses different kinds of connection in different locations. Find out more about these connection types and what’s available at your address.

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    You can connect to the nbn network via Hybrid Fibre Coaxial technology.

    Your address needs a new nbn connection. A $300 New Development Charge applies.
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    You can connect to the nbn network via Fibre to the Premises technology.

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    You can connect to the nbn network via Fibre to the Building technology.

    Your address needs a new nbn connection. A $300 New Development Charge applies.
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    At some addresses, we’re unable to check the maximum speeds at your address until you’re connected. While we don’t have the information at this stage, we’ll notify you of your maximum download and upload speeds once you’re on your new plan.
    If the maximum speed at your address is below the maximum speed of the plan you’ve chosen, we will advise you of the options available to you which may include (i) remaining on your current plan; (ii) moving to a lower priced plan (if one is available); (iii) cancelling your plan at no cost (not available to upgrading customers). If your options include changing or cancelling your plan, you’ll receive a proportionate refund for the period you didn’t receive the full benefit of your chosen plan.
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    What are my maximum speeds?
    Your maximum speed ranges are estimated based on information made available by NBN Co., including the technology type available at your address and past speed data. The speeds you’ll experience may be slower, particularly during busy periods, and can be impacted by things like your own setup and wiring. We’ll use the latest information when you’re on your new plan to confirm the maximum speeds at your address. More on maximum speeds
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    You can connect to the nbn network via Fibre to the Node technology.

    Your address needs a new nbn connection. A $300 New Development Charge applies.
    We’ll check your maximum speeds later
    At some addresses, we’re unable to check the maximum speeds at your address until you’re connected. While we don’t have the information at this stage, we’ll notify you of your maximum download and upload speeds once you’re on your new plan.
    If the maximum speed at your address is below the maximum speed of the plan you’ve chosen, we will advise you of the options available to you which may include (i) remaining on your current plan; (ii) moving to a lower priced plan (if one is available); (iii) cancelling your plan at no cost (not available to upgrading customers). If your options include changing or cancelling your plan, you’ll receive a proportionate refund for the period you didn’t receive the full benefit of your chosen plan.
    Maximum nbn speeds at your address
    • Download speed
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    • Upload speed
      0000 - 0000  Mbps
    What are my maximum speeds?
    Your maximum speed ranges are estimated based on information made available by NBN Co., including the technology type available at your address and past speed data. The speeds you’ll experience may be slower, particularly during busy periods, and can be impacted by things like your own setup and wiring. We’ll use the latest information when you’re on your new plan to confirm the maximum speeds at your address. More on maximum speeds
    Learn more about buying an additional service if you need more than one service at this address.
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    You can connect to the nbn network via Fibre to the Curb technology.

    Your address needs a new nbn connection. A $300 New Development Charge applies.
    We’ll check your maximum speeds later
    At some addresses, we’re unable to check the maximum speeds at your address until you’re connected. While we don’t have the information at this stage, we’ll notify you of your maximum download and upload speeds once you’re on your new plan.
    If the maximum speed at your address is below the maximum speed of the plan you’ve chosen, we will advise you of the options available to you which may include (i) remaining on your current plan; (ii) moving to a lower priced plan (if one is available); (iii) cancelling your plan at no cost (not available to upgrading customers). If your options include changing or cancelling your plan, you’ll receive a proportionate refund for the period you didn’t receive the full benefit of your chosen plan.
    Maximum nbn speeds at your address
    • Download speed
      0000 - 0000  Mbps
    • Upload speed
      0000 - 0000  Mbps
    What are my maximum speeds?
    Your maximum speed ranges are estimated based on information made available by NBN Co., including the technology type available at your address and past speed data. The speeds you’ll experience may be slower, particularly during busy periods, and can be impacted by things like your own setup and wiring. We’ll use the latest information when you’re on your new plan to confirm the maximum speeds at your address. More on maximum speeds
    Learn more about buying an additional service if you need more than one service at this address.
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    You can connect to the nbn network via Fixed Wireless technology. Please call us on 1800 993 728 to find out more and connect.

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    Our cable plans are nbn-ready so you can switch easily when the nbn arrives. For updates check the nbn rollout map

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    Our ADSL plans are nbn-ready so you can switch easily when the nbn arrives. For updates check the nbn rollout map

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    You can connect to the Opticomm access network. Please call us on 13 22 00 to find out more and connect.

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    You can connect to Telstra Velocity. Please call us on 1800 008 994 to find out more and connect.

    Your address needs a new nbn connection. A $300 New Development Charge applies.
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    You can connect to 5G Wireless Internet.

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    However, you may be able to use mobile broadband at your address. Mobile broadband connects you to our mobile network, at home or on the go. If you have any questions, please message us.

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    Fibre to the Node (FTTN)

    The most common nbn connection types are Fibre to the Node and Fibre to the Building.

    FTTN runs an optic fibre line to the nearest available fibre node in your street, or a nearby street, with a final stretch of copper cable to your wall socket.

    Good to know: 

    • For 18 months after the nbn network is in your area, FTTN connections will co-exist with existing services that are yet to complete their switch to the nbn network. Once that period is over, you may notice an increase in speed and stability of your nbn network connection. 
    • If you’re in an FTTN area and you want multiple providers for your phone and/or internet services, you’ll need to have a separate line installed for each service.

    Fibre to the Building (FTTB)

    FTTB is the most common connection type for units, apartment buildings and many commercial buildings.

    An optic fibre line runs from the nearest available fibre node to your building’s communications room. From here, a copper cable runs to your wall socket.

    Good to know:

    • For 18 months after the nbn network is in your area, FTTB connections will co-exist with existing services that are yet to complete their switch to the nbn network. Once that period is over, you may notice an increase in speed and stability of your nbn network connection.
    • If you’re in an FTTB area and you want multiple providers for your phone and/or internet services, you’ll need to have a separate line installed for each service.

    Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)

    FTTC runs an optic fibre line to a small node in the telecommunications pit or on a pole outside your premises. From the node, a copper cable delivers the service to your wall socket.

    Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)

    FTTP runs an optic fibre line from the nearest available fibre node directly to your premises. Due to its complexity and cost, FTTP is the least common nbn connection type.

    Look for:

    • an nbn utility box attached outside your premises leads to an nbn connection box inside your premises;
    • a power supply/battery backup (in some instances).

    Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)

    HFC connections utilise existing cable TV technology. An optic fibre line leads to the nearest available fibre node to your street. From here, a coaxial cable runs to your wall socket.

    Look for:

    • an HFC utility box attached outside your premises;
    • a coaxial wall socket inside your premises;
    • a splitter (in some cases),
    • an nbn connection box

    Good to know:

    • If you’re in an HFC area and you want multiple providers for your phone and/or internet services, you’ll need to have a separate connection installed for each service.

    Fixed Wireless (FW)

    FW technology starts at a wireless tower. The tower sends the signal to a fixed antenna on your roof, which continues through internal wiring to your wall socket.

    Look for:

    • an nbn antenna outside your premises;
    • an nbn connection box inside your premises;
       

    Good to know:

    • For Fixed Wireless, an nbn co technician must perform a test to find out if your property can receive an adequate signal. If not, we’ll discuss other options with you.
    • If you’re in an nbn Fixed Wireless area, it’s not mandatory to switch to the nbn network.

    Learn more about Fixed Wireless

    Sky Muster™

    Telstra doesn’t currently offer services on nbn Sky Muster™ satellite. If you are in a Sky Muster™ area, we can discuss alternative internet connection options with you.

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