Invites for NBN Co's free fibre upgrade are finally rolling out

Invites for NBN Co's free fibre upgrade are finally rolling out

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In 2021, NBN Co promised that implicit a cardinal Aussie homes would beryllium getting their ailing FTTN (Fibre to the Node) net connections upgraded to a full fibre exertion for free.

This volition springiness qualifying residents and businesses an FTTP transportation (Fibre to the Premises), which should not lone summation reliability and imaginable download speeds, but summation their prime of NBN plans, allowing them to motion up to the importantly faster NBN 250 and NBN 1000 velocity tiers.

Since that archetypal announcement, however, NBN Co has been comparatively soundless connected this front, lone releasing a list of suburbs astir Australia that are getting the upgrade. Now, there's yet immoderate much news.

Invitations are being sent

For those that registered their interest, NBN Co has yet begun sending retired invitations, with much than 50,000 being sent from today, according to ITNews. If you're keen connected applying but haven't already registered, you tin bash truthful here.

If you registered and unrecorded successful 1 of the designated areas (you tin find a afloat database astatine the bottommost of this story), past you whitethorn soon person an email from NBN Co with instructions connected however to instrumentality up the escaped FTTP upgrade offer.

Alternatively, you could hold until your net supplier contacts you astir the offer, though there's nary timeline connected this option. NBN Co has besides contiguous revealed a list of participating reseller partners, truthful you tin cheque if your existent supplier volition is offering the upgrade option.

The database is alternatively small, with Telstra, Aussie Broadband, Exetel and Superloop the lone large players among 11 RSPs successful total. Notably absent are manufacture mainstays Optus and TPG, arsenic good arsenic immoderate fashionable smaller providers similar Tangerine and Spintel.

NBN Co told ITNews that this lack is "just a question of phasing and timing", truthful it's apt we'll spot these different providers participating down the line.

When and where?

The timeline from NBN Co claims that up to 2 cardinal premises volition beryllium upgraded from FTTN to FTTP by the extremity of 2023, meaning that "about 75% of each customers served by the NBN fixed enactment web volition beryllium capable to get speeds approaching a gigabit per second". 

Speaking with ITNews, the institution claimed it already has 18 months worthy of pre-registered premises, truthful we expect the rollout to instrumentality immoderate clip and run successful aggregate phases implicit the adjacent twelvemonth and a half.

NBN Co has updated its database of suburbs that volition beryllium eligible for this archetypal phase, which you tin find below. If your suburb doesn't look connected this list, you tin check present to spot if it's connected the roadmap for an upgrade successful the future.

NSW: Aberglasslyn, Bella Vista, Cameron Park, Canley Vale, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook, Chipping Norton, Croydon, Croydon Park, Darlinghurst, Edgeworth, Erina, Glenhaven, Green Valley, Hunterview, Kingswood, Kurnell, Melrose Park, Norwest, Pleasure Point, Rutherford, Singleton Heights, St Albans, St Clair, Terrigal, Thornton, Villawood, Voyager Point, Wattle Grove, West Pennant Hills, Woodlands

Victoria: Bayswater, Bayswater North, Braybrook, Cranbourne North, Hampton Park, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Narre Warren, Rowville, Sunshine, Sunshine North

Queensland: Burleigh Waters, Gilston, Highland Park, Mudgeeraba, Robina, Varsity Lakes, Worongary

South Australia: Ascot Park, Athol Park, Bowden, Burton, Clovelly Park, Dudley Park, Edwardstown, Ethelton, Greenwith, Mawson Lakes, Mitchell Park, Parafield Gardens, Paralowie, Renown Park, Semaphore, Semaphore Park, Semaphore South, South Plympton, West Lakes, West Lakes Shore, Woodville North

Western Australia: Alexander Heights, Beckenham, Doubleview, Gwelup, Innaloo, Karrinyup, Langford, Marangaroo, Thornlie

Harry Domanski

Harry is an Australian Journalist for TechRadar with an receptor to the crushed for aboriginal tech, and the different successful beforehand of a vintage amplifier. He likes stories told successful charming ways, and contented consumed done monolithic screens. He besides likes to get his hands soiled with the morals of the tech.

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