Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)
To make understand the differences between NBN technologies, this article will run you through the high level details. For details on the technologies please see the NBN website.

Important Notes

  • Fibre to the Curb has NBN install fibre to the outside of the building where a small DSLAM is then used to provide the service over the existing copper network.
    • The idea with this is that there is less copper distance than FTTN so the speed is higher and the reliability is greater.
  • NBN provide an NTD with all FTTC services however a standard Ethernet Router is still required.
    • Only a single service can be installed on a FTTC NTD. Additional services will need new lines installed at additional cost.
  • In Multi Dwelling Units / Commercial Buildings, FTTC services are connected to the MDF and will require active lines be available. If they are not then “Subsequent Installation” charges will apply to have a new line installed or activated.
    • These charges do not include the cost of internal cabling or jumpering the newly activated line to internal cabling which is the responsibility of the customer.
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