Internet Options in Australia
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ADSL is currently the most common home Internet system, but the new NBN is beginning to expand.
NBN Options for Connection. Most areas will be limited to just the one option:
Fibre to the node (FTTN)
The fibre node is likely to take the form of a street cabinet. Each street cabinet will allow the nbn™ network signal to travel over optic fibre from the exchange to the cabinet, and connect with the existing copper network to reach your premises.
Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
An nbn™ Fibre to the premises connection (FTTP) is used in circumstances where an optic fibre line will be run from the nearest available fibre node, to your premises.
Fibre to the building (FTTB)
An nbn™ Fibre to the building (FTTB) connection is generally used when we are connecting an apartment block or similar types of buildings to the nbn™ network. In this scenario we run a fibre optic line to the building communications room – we then use the existing technology in the building to connect to each apartment.
Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)
An nbn™ Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (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™ network connection. In this circumstance a HFC line will be run from the nearest available fibre node, to your premises.
Fibre to the Distribution Point (FttDP)
The fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) footprint of the National Broadband Network is being extended to cover 1 million premises – up from 700,000 premises previously announced by NBN Co. itwire.com