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Types of Fixed Line nbn Plans You Should Know About

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nbn’s joint cooperation with the Australian government promises to deliver affordable but quality Internet to the most far flung locations across the country.


The aim of nbn service is to narrow the digital divide that is commonly felt by households located in rural, regional and remote Australian areas. Since its rollout, nbn providers have been delivering quality Internet access to rural areas through Internet service plans that include fixed line nbn, fixed wireless, and satellite broadband Internet.


The aim of nbn satellite is to provide all rural households with Internet speeds of up to 25Mbps. Even those in the most remote parts of the country can now enjoy reliable Internet speeds of up to 12Mbps for downloads and up to 1Mbps upload speed at off peak hours. nbn service providers have delivered on their promise of providing an affordable and reliable Internet connection.


What is nbn fixed line and its perks?


The most common type of nbn Internet services is delivered through fixed line connections. Although rural areas have yet to take advantage of nbn fixed lines, households in urban and suburban areas have ditched their old copper wire connections and have switched to nbn fixed line connections.


But why make the switch?


Here are some reasons:


An nbn fixed line connection makes use of infrastructure that runs through the premises. There are three different types of fixed line connections being offered by nbn providers:


  • FTTP  (Fibre to the premises)


This is the most reliable of all fixed line plans as it consistently delivers a high-speed Internet connection using fibre optic cables that run directly to your home.


  • FTTN (Fibre to the node)


This nbn fixed line connection makes use of the existing copper wire network that runs to your premises. The connection is comparably slower and less reliable than FTTP connections.


  • FTTB (Fibre to the building)


This is most commonly found in urban settings. The main connection is stored in a secure cabinet within a residential building. This is the ideal connection to have for building dwellers that have an existing cable infrastructure in place.


  • FTTC (Fibre to the curb)


This connection features a balance between FTTP and FTTN fixed line plans. It makes use of the existing copper wire network via fibre technology.

To learn more about how fixed line nbn connections work, click here. If you want to request a quote to check the availability of fixed line in your area, you may also reach us on 132 800.