ABOUT 70,000 houses across Perth will have access to the National Broadband Network through a brand new technology that will bring fibre closer to homes
NBN unveiled the fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technology today, saying it was the first broadband wholesaler in the world to roll it out on a mass scale.
FTTC delivers fibre straight to the driveway – meaning it is closer to the house than fibre-to-the-node technology – and would cause less disruption to the local area during installation.
NBN’s WA spokesperson Ebony Aitken said parts of Bayswater, Bedford, Embleton and Inglewood would be among the first suburbs to see FTTC rolled out, with construction scheduled for late 2017.
“We currently expect FTTC will be rolled out to approximately 70,000 premises throughout the metro and outer metro areas including the Perth CBD area,” she said.
“The FTTC rollout within the CBD and immediate surrounds is expected to cover around 11,900 premises and means we can undertake the construction without extensive work being done to private property or other disruptions.”
“Our goal is to deliver broadband in the most cost and time efficient manner possible and FTTC will help us do this in many parts of the NBN network.”
Log on to www.nbnco.com.au to check your address to see if it is included in the rollout.
Parts of the following suburbs will see the rollout of FTTC in the next 12 months: