So what does nbn™ stand for?
Not only does nbn™ stand for National Broadband Network it is also going to revolutionise the way Australians access the internet. Its super fast connectivity will create a reliable phone and internet services to homes and businesses across the country.
There is a three year roll out plan which would see 7.5 million homes and businesses connected by 2018. 1,719,122 premises are ready for services so far, Victoria alone has 369,040.
But is it available in your area? The nbn™ website has a new feature where you can check your address to find out if the nbn™ network is available at your home or business.
The nbn service will have number of different connection types which are part of the Liberal Government’s Multi-Technology Mix (MTM). Each area will be allocated a connection type as the 3 year roll out plan progresses, they include: Fibre to the home (FTTP), Fibre to the node (FTTN), fixed Wireless or Satellite and Cable, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC).
You can learn more about the MTM by checking out iiNet’s helpful video.
Once the nbn™ is in your area the old services will be switched off. To keep using the fixed line home phone and internet you will need to move them to the nbn™. However moving to the nbn™ is not automatic and the following services will be permanently disconnected if you do not move them to the nbn™ you will also need to contact your preferred internet service provider to organise a connection.
- Telstra Home/landline phone services (except some Telstra Velocity lines)
- Home/Landlines phone services from all other phone companies, where the service is provided over Telstra’s copper phone lines
- All ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ internet services from all providers
- Telstra BigPond cable internet services
- Optus cable internet and cable phone services (switch off date yet to be determined)
You can keep up to date with the progress of the nbn™ rollout in your area by registering at the nbn™ website.