Australia, the nbn is rolling out nation-wide. And chances are, it's coming to you very soon!

But how will you be connected? Currently with Optus you can be connected to nbn in a number of ways, these include nbn Fibre, nbn Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) and nbn Fixed Wireless. Find out if nbn is available at your place with our Broadband Service Checker.

NBN Fibre

What is the nbnTM?

The NBN or National Broadband Network is Australia’s high capacity Bradband network. By utilising a range of technologies, across an Australia wide network, Optus NBN is able to connect your home to Australia’s newest high capacity broadband network, preparing you for the future.

Joining Optus NBN is easy, just check online that your home is nbn ready and select the Optus plan that best suits your needs.

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nbn Fibre, also called nbn Fixed Line, connects your house or apartment block to the internet via a fibre-optic cable, laid either above or below ground depending on your area. This is known as Fibre to the Premise (FTTP), with the fibre optic cable made of glass using light to transmit data to your place.

This type of connection is able to transmit data across long distances better than existing copper lines and isable to deal with multiple users and ground currents better than copper, for a reliable internet connection when you're on nbn.

nbn Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) is another variation of nbn Fibre that uses fibre optic cable all the way up to the building and then uses existing in building copper wiring for the last few meters to connect your home to the nbn.

Fibre to the Node (FTTN) and Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) connect to a node near your house or to the curb near your house respectively.

NBN Fixed Wireless

nbn Fixed Wireless relies on the same fibre-optic cables used for nbn Fibre. However, to finish the nbn journey, a signal is aimed from a local transmission tower (base station) to an antenna fitted on the roof of your house. #ETphonehome

This type of nbn has been created to connect homes in less densely populated areas when nbn Fibre is not possible.

Out with the old, in with the new!

When nbn is live and running through your area, all you have to do is sign up to one of our nbn plans to finish your nbn connection journey! Then you'll be ready to make the switch to nbn and enjoy the feeling of reliable broadband internet. #jobdone

Remember that majority of the traditional landline networks, including existing Optus cable internet and cable phone services, will be switched off and replaced with nbn. For more information on what services will be affected by the introduction of nbn, click here.

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