The roll out of the NBNTM
network across Australia has begun and should be reaching your area soon. It will take about 12 months from when the NBNTM
team starts construction in your area until it is finished and you are able to access the fast broadband that comes with the NBNTM
service. The NBNTM
service is delivered using a mix of technologies to reach different areas.
What you will need to do:
1. Choose retail service provider and a NBNTM plan
Although the NBNTM Co builds the NBNTM network, it does not sell services or plans directly to end-users. You have to sign up through Fibre2air.
Once you get the head nod from the NBNTM Co that your NBNTM service is now ready to go, the next step is to choose a plan from a certified Retail Service Provider (RSP) like Fibre2air. A Retail Service Provider is the equivalent of an internet service/phone line provider for the NBNTM service.
2. Sign up and get connected
All you really need to do is choose the right NBNTM
provider if you want to ensure a smooth NBNTM
transition and an issue-free service future. Depending on the NBNTM
connection type in your area, we may organise for the NBNTM
Co team to install the relevant equipment in your home. You need to be home when the NBNTM
Co installs the interior equipment but other than that the whole process will be simple.
Plug in NBNTM-ready modem and start surfing
is a new technology, its most likely your old modem will not work with it. All Fibre2air NBNTM
plans come with an NBNTM
compatible modem (free on 12 and 24 month NBNTM
contracts, or for a reasonable price on no contracts plans). Once the modem is delivered, you can simply plug it in and start browsing.