The nbn™ network

The rollout of the nbn™ network promises to change the way we access the internet. Using a mix of technologies, the network is designed to provide every Australian with access to fast and reliable internet services.

The type of technology that will connect you to the nbn™ network will depend on your location.

Click here and enter your address to check which connection type is available to you.

 

Fibre To The Premises

A Fibre-to-the-Premises connection involves fibre optic cables being responsible for data transfer at every point through the nbn™ network.

The fibre cable is connected directly to a utility box on the outside of premises, which in turn is connected to an nbn™ connection box inside your house.

All of this hardware is supplied by nbn™, and MyRepublic will engage the nbn™ to install any required equipment when you order a service with us.

Fibre To The Node/Basement (FTTN/FTTB)

 

FTTN & FTTB involves nbn™ connecting fibre to a purpose-built street or building cabinets (or ‘nodes’). These nodes are then connected to individual premises (or apartments) via existing copper lines.

An nbn™ technician visit may be required for this type of connection, but no extra equipment is required, other than the modem and cables we'll provide you with.

Fibre To The Curb (FTTC)

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Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) is new nbn™ technology that uses fibre close to your home, connecting to a small Distribution Point Unit (DPU), generally located inside a pit on your street. From here, the existing copper network is connected to the fibre, to form the last part of the nbn™ connection. To power your FTTC service, and provide your connection to the nbn™  network, an FTTC nbn™ connection device will be required inside your home

All of this hardware is supplied by nbn™, and MyRepublic will engage the nbn™ to deliver any required equipment when you order a service with us.

Fixed Wireless

A Fixed Wireless connection is created by transmitting data using radio signals from an nbn™ Fixed Wireless transmission tower. nbn™ Fixed Wireless transmission towers are connected to each other through microwave links, with the central transmission tower connected directly to an exchange with fibre.

Your home receives the signal from an nbn™ external antenna. This supplies the signal with a connecting cable to an nbn™ connection box inside your home. This equipment is supplied by nbn™, and we arrange for nbn™ to install it when you order a service with us.

Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)

HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial) is a network technology developed by the cable TV industry that delivers two-way, high-speed broadband content (video, voice and data) to your home using a combination of fibre and coaxial cable.

HFC is widely available across  Australia – if you or your neighbor has Foxtel via cable, there's a good chance you live in the HFC footprint.

All of this hardware is supplied by nbn™, and MyRepublic will engage the nbn™ to install any required equipment when you order a service with us.

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