As we get closer to a brand new year, it’s nice to freshen things up: a fresh new summer wardrobe, fresh new jams on your iPod, and some fresh new NBN plans with your favourite RSP – iiNet!
We’re thrilled to announce we’ve launched brand new NBN plans in time for the release of new Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) and Fibre to the Node (FTTN) services around Australia. nbnTM has moved closer to their goalpost of 8 million premises connected to the nbn network by 2020, by launching commercial FTTN and FTTB.
What are FTTB and FTTN?
If you’ve not yet seen our awesome explanatory videos on the different connection types, let me give you the lowdown on FTTN and FTTB. These two technology types connect you to the nbn network by taking advantage of the existing copper network.
For FTTN, the nbn fibre terminates at a node in your street, and then connects to the different residences in the area using the copper network. FTTB applies to multi-story buildings; the nbn fibre terminates at the basement of a building, and then connects to each room on each floor using the copper network.
FTTB and FFTN are faster to deploy than Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology, which involves running fibre direct to each residence individually. It’s faster because less equipment requires replacing; FTTP involves the complete removal and replacement of the old copper network. It’s also quick to sign up for FTTB and FTTN with your chosen RSP – like iiNet.
Our new plans
With nbn rolling out to a node or basement near you faster than ever, you’re going to need a great value plan to get you signed up straight away. That’s why we’ve given our residential nbn plans a big shake up so we can get you connected to all that nbn goodness with our best value yet. Click here to view or new and improved nbn plans
To add to the great value, all of our new plans have netphone included and include local and standard national calls. We’d also like to make you aware that, as with any internet connection, speed for FTTN and FTTB can still be affected by various factors such as: distance from your premises to the node, the quality of the copper to your premises and the number of users on the network. To see a full list of T&Cs for nbn, click here.
With so many hot new plans to choose from, you should be able to find the perfect one for your budget and usage habits in time for the nbn to roll out in your area.
To see where your exact location stands in the NBN rollout process, check out the NBN Coverage Checker. This will let you pinpoint exactly where sites have been built or are in stages of preparation or construction. Make sure to register your interest on the NBN Wait List and check out iinet’s NBN plans to be ready to roll when the NBN hits your neighbourhood.