We are now 3 months into 2017 and so far this year has flown by! With a rollout as big as the NBN™, a month can feel like no time at all. Take a look at just how much has already happened this year as the NBN™ makes its way to your door:
An important milestone
We thought 2016 was big but this year has been pretty busy and one in three Australian homes are now ready for service on the NBN™. This availability means that 537,440 households have been connected to the NBN™ in the last three months. Now that’s a lot of families who are up and running with superfast broadband.
Full sail ahead for satellite
Since the launch of Sky Muster™ satellite, rural Australian customers have been keenly upgrading to the new service. On the 28th of February, we said goodbye to the Interim Satellite Service as the final stages of the migration took place. By the time the migration was completed, 6,565 homes had made the switch. That means that if you are surfing the web on our NBN™ satellite plans, you should now be enjoying the improved performance of the sparkly new, superfast Long Term Satellite Service.
New NBN™ technology in development
There are a number of technologies being used to bring the NBN™ to Australia – for example, Fibre-To-The-Node, HFC Cable, and Fibre-To-The-Premises. This year you may have heard the term ‘FTTC’ floating around and it stands for Fibre-to-the-Curb. The meaning is in the name – fibre delivered all the way to the telecom pit outside a premises, and we can’t curb our enthusiasm as we wait for this technology to arrive!
FTTC will be joining us in the future as the newest addition to the NBN™ multi-technology mix – it’s currently slated for arrival in early 2018 with 55,000 homes expected to be connected by June the same year. Fun fact for those of you who are avid followers of the NBN™ technology mix; FTTC was previously referred to as Fibre-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTDP) but has been recently been renamed by NBN™.
Are you ready for the NBN™?
If you are 3 months out from transitioning to the NBN™, you may be aware that you can now prepare everything ahead of time for a worry-free upgrade. We’ve found a way to do the waiting for you and take the hassle out of moving to the NBN™ with our NBN™ pre-order!
So if you know that your premises will soon be switching across to the NBN™, why not join the number of people who have already pre-ordered the NBN™ and are putting their feet up while they wait for superfast internet to come to them?
If you don’t know when the NBN™ will reach your door, head to the NBN Coverage Checker and enter your address to find out at the click of a button.
That’s a pretty big wrap for the start of the year and there is so much more headed your way this year with the NBN™. Don’t get left behind – start checking your options to ensure you get connected with the right NBN™ plan for your family.