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The National Broadband Network (NBN™) is rolling out fibre-optic, fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure to replace the existing broadband infrastructure with a faster and more reliable broadband service.
NBN are predicting download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (that's four times quicker than the fastest ADSL2+ broadband currently available)
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.
FTTP also requires an nbn™ network device to be installed inside your home. This device requires power to operate and can only be installed by an approved nbn™ Installer or service provider.
An nbn™ Fibre to the node (FTTN) connection is utilised in circumstances where the existing copper network will be used to make the final part of the nbn™ network connection, from a nearby FTTN cabinet or micro-node to your premises.
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 PremisesWith Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) nbn supplies and installs a connection box within your home or business which requires power to operate. Optional battery backup is available from nbn, but you need to speak to your service provider to order a telephone service that uses the battery backup. This service needs to be used with a telephone that does not require mains power to be able to operate during a blackout. Unless you have battery backup and a corded phone correctly connected, your phone won’t operate in a blackout. Battery Backup is required for Priority Assistance customers. If you have a life-threatening illness, please discuss this with your service provider.
During a power blackout, battery backup may last for approximately five hours (this includes the battery emergency reserve which offers approximately three to three and a half hours initially, and around another one and a half hours once the ‘Battery Emergency’ button is pressed). All mains powered equipment connected to the nbn™ network will need its own separate battery backup to work in a power outage.
Fibre to the Node/BuildingDevices connected to the nbn™ network, including your landline phone and internet, won’t work in a power blackout. You should consider keeping a charged mobile phone in case there is a power outage.
When switching over to the NBN your chosen service provider will give you the option to 'Port' your existing phone number.
'Porting' is when your service provider takes your existing number and moves it to the cloud.
Your phone number then gets allocated a Username & Password. This allows you to take your phone number with you, wherever you go.