Monday, 28 March 2022 10:32

Aussie Broadband to take-up NBN’s new fibre upgrade scheme

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Aussie Broadband has announced that it will participate in NBN’s new Fibre Connect program, which offers upgrades from fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) or fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technologies to full fibre for eligible customers.

Aussie Broadband said the initial tranche will focus on FTTN customers, with FTTC premises being introduced into the program in May.

Managing Director Phillip Britt said this is good news for customers, RSPs and the industry.

“We’ve been taking part in trials over the past few months, and we’re keen to participate in NBN’s new fibre upgrade scheme.

“From today, eligible customers who are currently on FTTN will be able to order fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP). To qualify, customers need to be on, or move to, a 100Mbps plan or above.

“It’s great to see that NBN has made this rollout available where eligible, because now even more customers can benefit from better speeds and greater reliability that comes with an FTTP connection.

“This is also good news for RSPs as it means higher speed tier options become available for more customers, which could lead to better margins,” Britt said.

Aussie Broadband has approximately 9,000 eligible customers on FTTC or FTTN technologies.

“Eligible FTTC customers will be able to apply for the Fibre Connect program from the end of May. To qualify, customers need to be on, or move to, the 250Mbps plan or higher,” Britt said.

“Customers must stay on the higher-speed plan for a minimum of 12 months, unless they’re facing financial hardship, or NBN may charge a downgrade fee of $200. This applies to both FTTN and FTTC upgrades.”

For more information, or to check eligibility, customers can call Aussie Broadband on 1300 880 905.

Alternatively, from 28 March existing residential customers can order online here or via the MyAussie app. To find out if your business is eligible for a fibre upgrade, please click on the link here.

Aussie Broadband has always been one of the first RSPs out of the blocks with new NBN products and offers. At CommsWire we attribute their agile manner to their modern business systems and processes not having the myriad of legacy systems and processes that older more established RSPs have to contend with. This not only allows Aussie Broadband to be more efficient but also quicker to market with new NBN offers.

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