Individual Premises Switch
Changing a single premises to nbn™ FTTP.
You don’t need to have an active service over the nbn™ network to apply but your address must be ‘ready to connect’.
Changing to nbn™ FTTP with your neighbours.
This may be of interest to neighbours wanting to share the cost of common infrastructure. There is no fixed minimum or maximum number of premises for a Group Switch, but it’s likely that there will be reductions in costs if the premises within the group are located close together. To apply, your address must to be ‘ready to connect’.
Changing the nbn™ technology for an entire area that has a defined border.
A single applicant must be authorised to represent all the relevant premises owners in that area. There is no fixed minimum or maximum size for an Area Switch, and examples of an area that may apply include a regional town centre, a metropolitan suburb, a block of units, a high rise building, and a multi-tenant commercial building. You can apply for an Area Switch at any time.
|Original nbn™ technology||New nbn™ technology option|
|Sky Muster™ Satellite||a||a||a||-||Available for all|
|nbn™ Fixed Wireless (FW)||x||a||a||-||Available for all|
|nbn™ Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)||x||x||a||x||Available for all|
|nbn™ Fibe to the Node (FTTN)||x||x||a||-||Available for all|
|nbn™ Fibre to the Building (FTTB)||x||x||x||x||Available for all|
|nbn™ Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)||x||x||a||x||Available for all|
Most premises have the potential to have an nbn™ FTTP connection, regardless of the type of application or original nbn™ technology. The costs can vary substantially depending on the unique circumstances of each premises.
As the nbn™ network rollout completes, the nbn™ technology options may change.
Who can apply?
To apply, you must either own the premises or have the owner’s authority – you can also ask your preferred phone and internet provider to apply on your behalf. Some premises are required to be ‘ready to connect’ before you can apply. Ongoing network construction and optimisation activities can affect the timing of nbn™ Technology Choice projects; if your premises is impacted we would advise at the time of application.