The Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) is a government initiative to replace our current broadband networks with fibre-optic, fixed wireless connections.
In our ultra-connected world, fast, reliable internet access is key to the way we live and work. Many Australians have questions, however, about the transition to the NBN.
Let’s take a look at how fibre connections are established and set up in strata buildings.
How the NBN works in strata schemes
How you connect to the NBN varies depending on the physical infrastructure of your home or business. In some homes, for example, fibre-optic cables can run directly to the premises, while others require a connection through an external box.
In most strata properties, a fibre-optic cable will be run into a communications centre and then distributed to units within the building.
Having cables in place, however, doesn’t automatically mean you have fibre internet access. You’ll need to set this up with a provider of your choice.
Who should I ask if I have questions about the NBN?
If you’ve recently purchased strata property and want to know about the fibre connectivity of your unit, the best person to speak to is your building manager.
In fibre-ready buildings, he or she can usually help you choose a provider. If your community has yet to transition to the NBN, your strata manager will also be able to answer any questions about when and how you’ll be moving over.