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FTTP Explained

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Everything you need to know about FTTP

You’ve been hearing a lot about it recently, but what is FTTP? Check out our quick guide to the FTTP nbn® connection and find out how you can upgrade today.

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What is FTTP?

Fibre to the premises (FTTP) is a technology that uses fibre-optic cables to take high-speed internet directly to a user’s premises. 

FTTP cables are made of tiny glass fibres that carry light from lasers at each end to transmit data.

With nbn® FTTP technology, the fibre-optic cable runs all the way from the internet service provider’s (ISP) central office to the user’s home or business, without using any of the older copper cables or intermediate nodes.

Technological specifics aside, nbn® fibre to the premises offers faster and more reliable internet at your home or business. Check your address here to find out if you’re eligible to upgrade to this next-gen technology.

Find out more about FTTP plans here.

Why is nbn® FTTP better?

In simple terms, fibre to the premises is:

  • Faster
  • More reliable
  • Unaffected by network congestion

The more technical explanation is that FTTP technology uses fibre-optic cables instead of the older copper cables. The fibre-optic cables don’t get interference from electrical or radio signals in the same way the copper ones do. 

The connection also runs directly along the fibre from the ISP to the premises, without breaking the connection at a neighbourhood or curb node, or switching to its slower copper predecessor. 

These two hardware considerations make the FTTP network both faster and more reliable than previous technologies.

This means that users with FTTP plans are less likely to experience dropouts, lag or other issues that can worsen internet experience.

And, because the fibre is only servicing your premises, you won’t be slowed down by your neighbours using the same network during peak times. 

FTTP technology can deliver speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), with low latency and high bandwidth. This makes it ideal for streaming high-quality video, online gaming, large downloads and uploads and other bandwidth-intensive applications.

While FTTP is more expensive to deploy than other types of internet connectivity, it offers significant benefits in terms of speed, reliability, and scalability, making it a popular choice for people who require high-speed internet access.


So how is the FTTP network different to other types of nbn® connection? The biggest difference is the use of a nearby intermediary node rather than a direct fibre connection to your premises.

Fibre to the node (FTTN) relies on a fibre connection that runs to a mini-exchange or node near your premises. Your property (and others around you) are connected from that node through existing copper wiring. 

Fibre to the curb (FTTC) uses a fibre connection almost all the way to your home, taking advantage of the existing copper wiring to complete the connection between your home and the node at the curb.

You can also reach greater speeds on FTTP, including 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps

FTTP upgrade

Upgrading to an FTTP nbn® connection can be as simple as signing up to one of the three highest internet plans available on the nbn®plan. 

Enter your address here to see whether we can connect you with one of our home FTTP plans, including our nbn® 100 Mbps plan, our 250 Mbps plan or our 1000 Mbps plan. 

Or, if you’re looking for FTTP for business premises, we offer Business 250 Mbps, 500 Mbps and 1000 Mbps plans. Enter your address here to see what business plans we can offer you.

Simply contact us to upgrade your nbn® connection today.

What is an FTTP NTD?

An FTTP NTD (network termination device) is a small box that is installed on the outside of a home or business that has an FTTP nbn® connection. 

The nbn® FTTP NTD is used to convert the fibre-optic signal into an Ethernet signal that can be used by devices at the premises to access the internet. The nbn® FTTP box also provides diagnostic features that can help nbn® technicians diagnose and fix any issues with the connection.

Don’t confuse the FTTP NTD box, which facilitates the FTTP connection, with the modem inside your house, which shares the signal with your devices.

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Why Choose NodeOne?

  • NodeOne is proud to be the first WA company to offer 1,000/1,000 Mbps on the nbn® network
  • Awesome value internet, 30 day money back and no lock-in contract!
  • Reliability and peace of mind with high capacity, exclusive NodeOne networks and locally hosted content 
  • Seamless nbn® performance with no data caps and no overcrowding

So, now that we’ve explained FTTP, it’s time you made the switch to WA’s most reliable provider — NodeOne

Get connected today! Select from NodeOne’s lightning-fast internet plans.

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