Internet Australia has called on the Australian Government to deliver on Parliament’s call for delivery of high speed NBN over fibre-to-the-curb (FtTC) for as many people as possible during the networks rollout.

In September 2017, the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network called on the Australian Government to direct nbn to complete as much as possible of the fixed line broadband network using FTTC technology.

In 2017 nbn provided evidence to the committee that 35 per cent of premises receiving broadband using fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology could only access broadband speeds of 50 megabits per second or less.

New figures further reveal that only 24 per cent of FTTN connections will reach topline speeds of 100Mbps by the end of the rollout in 2020.

According to Internet Australia, the Australian Government must direct the company to bring fibre as close to or at individual premises as possible, as well as to install the fibre such that it can be easily and cheaply upgraded to fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP). 

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