National Broadband Network (NBN)
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a next-generation network designed to replace our current telephone network with optical fibre all the way up to the premises.
Fixed-wireless and satellite services will be used in regional and remote areas that are not part of the fibre roll-out.
NBN Co video on YouTube
NBN Co will build the network.They will also install the lead-in cable from the network to each premises in Australia. The existing copper fed areas that are being upgraded to fibre are known as "brownfield" estates.
They will also be installing the network in new developments known as "greenfield" estates. These new estates will have fibre from day one.
Initially, the new fibre to the premises (FTTP) network was terminated on the outside of each premises, where NBN Co installed external Optical Network Termination (ONT) devices.
NBN Co External ONT
Now they intend to supply an internal ONT, and run the fibre all the way to your chosen location (where possible) inside your premises. This also applies to units, townhouses and villas.
NBN Co Internal ONT
The ONT will be the network boundary point (NBP). NBN Co will not provide any further cabling beyond this point.
The ONT will have RJ45 outlets to provide broadband access. Category 5e or greater network cabling will be required to be installed from the ONT to a router, or directly to an ethernet port of a computer or device.
Retail service providers (RSP's) will purchase access from the NBN and resell it to end users.
NBNCo has published a document called "Preparing for the NBN" which explains the installation procedure.
NBN in Western Australia
In Western Australia is it expected that within 12 months over 16,000 homes will have access to the NBN. Work is scheduled to commence on an additional 87,000 premises within the next year.
Syntheo, a joint venture between Service Stream and Lend Lease have been awarded the contact, worth at least $174 million, to design and construct the fibre access network across WA. They are currently in the design phase of the initial stages of the rollout.
Roping of pits and conduits has begun in Victoria Park
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