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Fibre-to-the-Curb: NBN releases new broadband access technology

09 Apr 18

Businesses and homes can now connect to broadband via Fibre-to-the-Curb access technology.

The NBN solution promises fast broadband by connecting fibre to a telecom pit near a driveway outside a home or business.

The technology is being designed to deliver access to wholesale speeds of up to 100/40Mbps and has the potential to offer higher speeds through a new copper acceleration technology, G.fast, which NBN plans to launch in selected areas by the end of the year.

A range of internet providers in Australia now offer FTTC services, while NBN claims to be one of the first network operators in the world to offer the technology at scale.

Currently, the technology is under limited release, offered to more than 1,000 businesses and homes in Coburg, North Melbourne in Victoria and Miranda, South Sydney in New South Wales. NBN will expand the solution’s footprint in the second half of this year.

NBN's chief customer officer, residential, Brad Whitcomb, says that over the past few months, the company has been working closely with service providers to test the systems and processes, the performance of the nbn FTTC access technology, as well as the new self-installation experience.

“As with the introduction of any new technology, we will continue to gain insights as we navigate the complexity of the build as well as potential issues which can arise when people connect to the network.”

“We are committed to working with internet providers to optimise the customer experience of people who connect to the network using nbn services over the FTTC network before we make services available to a larger footprint.”

“Our decision to undertake a limited volume release means that a small number of homes and businesses will now have a new date for when they are able to connect to a service over the nbn access network - we will continue to update our website to provide people with the latest information.”       

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