Extending fibre deeper into the network

Learn about our network investment program

We’re extending fibre deeper into selected towns and suburbs to help people across the country enjoy faster internet, now and well into the future. 

This ongoing initiative is part of our wider $3.5 billion network investment program, which aims to increase access to our wholesale high speed tiers.

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Eligible locations may be able to upgrade to nbn™ FTTP

The fibre extension initiative may be available to customers on nbn™ Fibre to the Node (FTTN) or nbn™ Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) technologies in selected areas.

For nbn™ FTTN locations

Customers who would like to order a plan based on nbn™ Home Fast or higher may be eligible to upgrade to nbn™ FTTP1

For nbn™ FTTC locations

Customers who would like to order a plan based on nbn™ Home Superfast or higher may be eligible to upgrade to nbn™ FTTP1

See important notes below.

The first premises are expected to become eligible as part of a trial phase from November 2021 to early 2022. 

Register for monthly news and updates below, and we’ll provide more information if your premises becomes eligible.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The first premises are expected to become eligible as part of a trial phase from November 2021 to early 2022

It’s important to note that not every premises in the towns and suburbs listed will be eligible, so seeing your location listed above is not a guarantee that you will be able to upgrade to our higher speed tiers as part of these releases.

We’ll keep you updated on our progress to evolve the nbn™ network so check back regularly for the latest news, or register for updates.

These spots have been selected for reasons including:

  • Demand – we anticipate strong demand in these metropolitan and regional locations for higher nbn™ wholesale speed plans.
  • Workforce – our established construction and delivery partners, and their respective workforces, are ready to work here having recently completed our network’s initial build.2
  • Cost-effectiveness – we can deploy here with speed and agility, in a way that our investment is most likely to spread and multiply economic activity across the nation.

Our aim is to extend fibre past an additional two million homes and businesses by the end of 2023.

Our aim is to allow up to 3.5 million premises to benefit from extended fibre in the nbn™ network by the end of 2023.

So, stay tuned for further announcements about future rollout plans.

We totally understand! That’s why we already offer a range of wholesale speeds for residential and business customers.3,4

We have a range of residential speed tiers  and we also have options to suit businesses. Please note that the availability of these speed tiers depends on your nbn™ access technology.

We recommend chatting to your preferred phone and internet provider to find the right speed tier to suit your needs. You can also learn more about making the most of your internet experience.

To check which nbn™ technology is being used to connect your premises to the nbn™ network, you will need to check your address. You will then be provided with your relevant information, including which technology is being used to connect your premises.

Important notes

1
Conditions, eligibility criteria and costs will apply. Eligibility criteria as at 15/09/2021 are expected to include, among other things, being designated by nbn as a simple premises (e.g. standalone premises or Single Dwelling Unit (SDU)) and once the program is available for an eligible premises, placing an order for an nbn™ powered plan based on an eligible wholesale speed tier. Additional costs may apply to providers, who may choose to pass this charge onto their customers.
2
NBN Co’s build completion commitment was that all standard installation premises in Australia are able to connect to the nbn™ access network as at 30 June 2020. This excludes premises in future new developments which will be an ongoing activity for the Company beyond the build completion date. It also excludes a small proportion of premises defined as ‘complex connections’ – which includes properties that are difficult to access, culturally significant areas and heritage sites – where connection depends on factors outside NBN Co’s control such as permission from traditional owners, and where network construction to allow such premises to connect will be an ongoing activity of NBN Co beyond 30 June 2020.  
3
Regardless of the retail service you purchase, the actual wholesale speeds will be less than 1000 Mbps due to equipment and network limitations.
4
nbn provides wholesale services to phone and internet providers. nbn™ wholesale speed tiers available to providers vary depending on the access technology in an end customer’s area. An end customer’s experience, including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ broadband access network, depends on the nbn™ access network technology and configuration over which services are delivered to their premises, whether they are using the internet during the busy period, and some factors outside of nbn’s control (like their equipment quality, software, chosen broadband plan, signal reception, or how their provider designs its network).