The NBN is coming to our area in
Let's make it actually good.
have the option to upgrade from planned
FTTN (fibre to the node)
to FTTP (fibre to the premises) as an area before construction begins.
Everything below this line is historical, as at April 2017
The NBN continues to plan to install FTTN.
|Value||FTTP can add $10,000 to the value of a property.|
|Reliability||FTTP cabinets do not use electricity, and fibre works perfectly when it's wet.|
|Speed||FTTP can carry data 10,000 times faster than a copper FTTN connection.|
A community application must be lodged with NBN Co. with unanimous support of all 187 affected properties during the planning phase (2017).
Approx. $2,500 for each house
If we fail to get all properties upgraded at the same time, individual properties may upgrade after construction at a cost of approx $20,000 each!
An area upgrade process to fibre is likely to take longer to complete than a copper refurbishment, perhaps a year longer.
Put simply, this is an investment in a higher quality, longer lived, more reliable, and vastly superior service connection.
Previously I had leaflet-dropped everyone to ask for
an indication of either support or non-support, but
interest was very low.
If you would like more information, please contact me:
The meeting to discuss the plan (below)
is was at:
Creek Road Park, off Parkridge Place
Sunday 23 April, at noon
You can read what happened at the meeting.