A few weeks after the pits have been upgraded in your area the product at the centre of the whole national broadband network debate – fibre optic cabling – will be installed. And it’s about time we were given the option of switching on the fibre fantastic.
The aggregate fibre optic cabling is an unmistakeable bright green colour and is fed through the new and existing telecommunications ducts and pits. The main fibre lines are controlled at fibre distribution hub (FDH) boxes.
Speaking with one of the contractors, these unassuming white boxes are capable of controlling fibre distribution across an entire suburb, a far cry from fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) which promises large cabinets on every block.
Once the aggregate fibre cable is installed, fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) lines are “split” and connected to the building.
I have already ordered a basic fibre service from an NBN Co retail service provider (RSP), but more about that in the next post.
For now, keep an eye out for the bright green cable.
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