The NBN rollout has reached approximately 6 million homes around the country and only 44% of those 6 million premises have made the switch to the NBN. The rest are still using the old copper and cable lines for their phone and internet services.
However, once a home or business is connected to the NBN, they have 18 months to migrate to NBN services. After that, the traditional copper and cable based phone and internet services in that area will be cut off which include all home/landline services over Telstra’s copper phone lines and all ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ internet services from all providers.
How will I be Connected?
The NBN will be using fibre optic cables to link your home to the broadband network and there are a few different ways of getting connected depending on your property. They are:
- Fibre to the Premises (FttP): Fibre optic cables will connect a property directly to the exchange.
- Fibre to the Node (FttN) or Fibre to the Curb (FttC): Fibre optic cables will connect to a node near the property to the exchange. The existing copper network is then used to deliver broadband from the node to the property
- Fibre to the Building/Basement: Fibre optic cables will connect to the basement of the building. The existing copper lines in the building is then used to deliver broadband from the basement to the rest of the building