Quick Answer: What Is The NBN And How Does It Work?

The National Broadband Network, or NBN for short, is a high speed broadband network that’s being rolled out by the Australian Government owned NBN (formerly NBN Co.) To make this happen, the NBN is using a range of broadband technologies, including: Fibre to the premises or FTTP.

Fibre to the building or FTTB.

How does the NBN connection work?

The nbn™ works using islands of fibre connectivity to deliver the majority of its data. The bulk of the system relies on fibre connections defined as: Fibre to the premises (FTTP) Fibre to the building (FTTB)

How does the nbn™ work?

  • Optical fibre.
  • Pay TV Cable.
  • Fixed wireless.
  • Satellite.

What is the purpose of the NBN?

The company’s purpose is to connect Australia and help bridge the digital divide so that Australians have access to a fast, reliable broadband network, at least possible cost to the taxpayer. As the network wholesaler, NBN Co provides wholesale broadband to Retail Service Providers (RSPs) on a non-discriminatory basis.

Do you have to pay for NBN connection?

The National Broadband Network will be installed at your home free of charge. However, you will have to pay for an NBN plan to cover your monthly usage. The price of NBN plans is always changing, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $60 and $100 per month for your connection.

Is broadband and NBN the same?

Download speeds are quite comparable and Cable broadband is the most like NBN of current available broadband options. Cable broadband speeds may be affected during peak periods as users on the same node share the same pipe for internet data.

Do you need a technician to install NBN?

A technician might be required to attend to your premises to complete the installation and make sure you are connected to the NBN network. For NBN Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless, you will need to get permission from the property owner to install NBN equipment in your premises.

How do they connect NBN to your house?

Under a standard installation, the NBN connection box will typically go inside your home near an existing telephone jack and within reach of a power point. The connection box must plug straight into the wall socket, not into a power board or double adaptor.