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Do you need to be NBN ready?

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a government-funded initiative to upgrade Australia’s telecommunications infrastructure and provide high-speed broadband access to all Australians. To be “NBN ready,” you’ll need to take a few steps to ensure that your home or business is properly connected to the NBN network.

Here are some steps you may need to take to be ready for the NBN:

  1. Check your address: Visit the NBN Co website to check if the NBN is available in your area. If it is, you’ll need to find out what type of technology will be used to connect your home or business (e.g. Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP), Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN), etc.).
  2. Choose a plan: Once the NBN is available in your area, you’ll need to choose a plan from a retail service provider. You may want to shop around and compare plans to find one that meets your needs and budget.
  3. Schedule an installation: You’ll need to schedule an installation appointment with an NBN-approved installer. The installation process will depend on the type of technology being used to connect your home or business to the NBN.
  4. Update your equipment: Depending on the type of connection you have, you may need to update or replace some of your existing equipment, such as your modem or router. Your service provider will be able to advise you on what equipment you’ll need.
  5. Test and verify your service: After the installation is complete, test and verify your service to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet and that your speeds meet the promised level.

It’s important to note that the specific process may vary based on different service providers and location. Some providers may have their own process and requirement for their customers. And also in some cases, the physical upgrade and maintenance will be performed by a subcontractor of the chosen service provider.