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Delays Ahead But NBN Co Picks First Fibre-To-Curb Sites

Some residents of Hunters Hill, Sydney and Coburg in Melbourne will be the first in Australia to be connected to the Internet via the latest fibre-to-the-curb (FttC) technology, information from NBN Co reveals.

FttC technology is said to offer a better broadband experience than alternative technology like fibre-to-the-node (FttN), which has so far been rolled out to almost one million premises across Australia.

Construction of the FttC network will start before the end of the year, according to NBN Co – but it is likely to be some time next year before the first FttC households can begin receiving services.

Fibre to the curb pushes the use of fibre connections closer to households than the fibre-to the-node (FttN) technology which NBN Co has so far rolled out to almost one million premises – including CDN.

This has brought sometimes heavy criticism for its use of aging copper phone lines, though CDN’s connection – sucessfully installed in five minutes – works well at a near-constant 23-24Mbps.

NBN says more than two million premises are now ready for service on FttN.

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