NBN Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) explained
There are various ways an nbn™ connection can be installed. When a physical line is installed from a premise it’s called a fixed line connection.
What is Fibre to the Premises?
FTTP stands for Fibre to the Premises and it's when a business or home is using fibre optic cable to connect directly to the National Broadband Network.
Fibre to the Premises connects you to the internet by fibre-optic cable laid either in the ground or to your home via overhead lines. Most nbn connections will have a new fibre-optic cable run right up to the premises.
Who will connect via Fibre to the Premises?
You won’t be able to specifically request FTTP to be rolled out in your region. The nbn rollout are installing Fibre to the Premises in zones where there is no copper or existing Hybrid Fibre Co-Axial (HFC) technology, for instance in new housing estates.
Do I need any equipment to connect to FTTP?
Data services and broadband connections to run via a central network box, which is referred to as a node.
Fibre to the Premises runs via the existing copper wiring directly to the node, so an nbn technician will need to install a utility box outside. The technician will install a network termination device (NTD) inside your home or business, at no additional charge to you.
If you decide to connect to Optus NBN, you will be provided with an Optus WI-FI Modem by Optus, which is included in the Optus Self-Install Kit.
The technician should activate your service connection before they leave.
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