A month immediately after revealing strategies to enhance some customer copper guide-ins to fibre, NBN Co has kicked off the substitute of fibre-to-the-suppress (FTTC) products with fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP).
The network operator said as of these days, 160,000 premises in NSW, Victoria and South Australia can request the upgrades.
Fibre direct-ins will be developed and constructed at no cost to retailers, as soon as a shopper orders the company.
NBN Co 1st unveiled its intention to roll out an FTTC-to-FTTP upgrade software previous thirty day period.
At the time it said it wanted only to finish consultation with retailers, “define the process by which clients living in eligible premises at the moment served by FTTN or FTTC will be knowledgeable that their premises is suitable to receive larger velocity services”.
NBN Co hopes for a immediate rollout of the improve footprint, indicating it needs the FTTC-to-FTTP software to address just about a million premises in all states and territories except Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
The provider reported by the close of 2023, there will be close to 1.5 million prospects in the enhance footprint.
Participating merchants are outlined at the NBN’s registration page.