NBN is coming, but may be faster for some than others

Construction on Lithgow’s National Broadband Network (NBN) infrastructure is set to begin next year and, when it is complete, more than 3000 premises will be receiving fibre-to-the-curb technology.

More than 8,500 homes in the district will be connected to the NBN. The homes that do not receive fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technology, will have access to fibre-to-the-node (FTTN).

FTTC has been reported to deliver speeds up to 10 times higher than FTTN. It delivers fibre to the end of individual driveways instead of a street corner.

A total of 3,380 premises in Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portand will get the fibre-to-curb technology. 

A spokesperson for NBN stated that both technologies would result in fast broadband. 

“The choice of technology is decided area-by-area based on the best solution for the location with several factors considered, including geographical location, existing infrastructure, cost and time to build,” the spokesperson said.  

“Fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) has been the driving force behind the growing progress of the build, thanks to the very fast pace with which it can be designed and deployed.”

People can check their NBN availability address at http://www.nbnco.com.au/