FTTN (Fibre to the Node)
NBNCo will run fibre-optic cable to a node in or nearby your street. From this node, your existing copper phone line is used to run the nbn connection to your house. You can access your nbn connection via the telephone wall socket in your house (as you would have done with your existing ADSL connection).
FTTP (Fibre to the Premises)
NBNCo will run a fibre optic cable from the node in or nearby your street directly to your premises. This type of connection requires an nbn access network device to be installed inside your home.
FTTB (Fibre to the Building)
NBNCo will run a fibre optic cable directly to the communication room of an apartment block (or similar type building). From the common communication room, existing copper network technology is used to deliver the nbn connection to each individual apartment. You can access your nbn connection via the telephone wall socket in your apartment (as you would have done with your existing ADSL connection).
FTTC (Fibre to the Curb)
NBNCo will run a fibre optic cable from the node to a Distribution Point Unit (DPU) closer to your premises. The nbn connection is then taken from this DPU to your house via the existing telephone copper network.
HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial)
A HFC connection is used in circumstances where the existing “pay TV” or cable network can be used to make the final part of the nbn access network connection. In this type of connection, NBNCo will run a fibre optic cable to the nearest node, with a HFC cable running the nbn connection from the node to your house.
A Fixed Wireless nbn connection utilises data transmitted over radio signals to connect a premises to the nbn network. Data will travel from a transmission tower to an nbn outdoor antenna that has been install on your premises by an approved nbn installer.