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      Are you trying to figure out what FTTB is and if it’s available in your area? If you live in a regional Australian area, you could have a Fibre to the Building (FTTB) connection as part of the nbn® Fixed Line deployment. FTTB is usually used to distribute internet access to individual households or offices through fibre-optic cable networks.

      Don’t fret; it’s a pretty simple concept. With the nbn network as the starting point, a physical fixed line connection is routed to a building (apartment complex, office, etc.), particularly the secure cabinet in the communications room. Afterwards, internet access is provided through the technology already present in the building.

      At Skymesh, we provide fast and reliable internet connectivity through the nbn network. We offer several Skymesh products that suit what regional Australian internet users need. Find out if FTTB is available in your area today.

      What are the benefits of an FTTB connection?

      FTTB is considered a step up in technology and offers users several benefits.

      • Access to high-speed networks. FTTB connections consist of non-fibre cabling solutions used over short distances and that are available immediately. This allows for fast deployment of the infrastructure, which means subscribers can access high-speed networks quickly.
      • Network management. Whenever there are problems with the network, it is easy to fix them, as technicians do not need to access your home or office. They often only need to access the network’s node located at the building’s entrance.
      • Scalability. The flexibility of FTTB allows the internet service providers, like Skymesh, to grow and adapt to meet the changing needs of subscribers using existing infrastructure.
      • Environmentally friendly connectivity. It takes significantly less energy to transmit data through fibre cables compared to traditional copper wires. Just note that some fixed line connections from nbn may utilise existing copper networks or hybrid connections.

      Each of these benefits usually makes it easier for subscribers to use the internet and reduces downtime and other problems. In comparison to ADSL2 and other legacy connections, FTTB is a more convenient and reliable way to access the internet. Just keep in mind that speeds would still be based on your premises’ proximity to the node and the general quality of the copper line.

      The goal of the nbn network is to make internet services more reliable than the old copper-based services. They incorporate redundancy measures and backup systems, which help minimise service disruptions and ensure continuity of service.

      One of the providers offering nbn services is Skymesh. With nbn, Skymesh offers higher speeds and more stable connections that are less prone to interruptions and slowdowns.

      While you can compare internet connections and their benefits, you could also check what’s available in your area through Skymesh. If your address isn’t listed in our convenient portal, you can also talk to one of our agents for assistance.

      Aside from FTTB, there are other types of Fixed Line connections, some of which also utilise existing copper networks or hybrid connections. For instance, you could secure broadband through technologies like Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Fibre to the Curb (FTTC), Fibre to the Node (FTTN), and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC). What’s more, all these technologies are used by nbn across the whole of Australia!

      How fast is the average FTTB connection?

      The average speed of a Fibre to the Building connection can vary depending on several factors, such as the environment, your nbn network plan, and the number of people using the connection. In general, a FTTB connection can achieve speeds of up to 100 Mbps with the nbn100 speed tier.

      The average speed and type of internet connection you may have depend a lot on the connections in your area. Skymesh offers internet options that are specialised in providing reliable internet in regional Australian areas. Depending on your location, you may be given an FTTB connection or something similar to an FTTB connection.

      However, other than nbn 100 plans, we at Skymesh also have other speed tiers you can leverage. Those eligible for a Fixed Line connection can choose from the following:

      • nbn 25. With this option, you can expect a download speed of up to 25 Mbps and an upload speed of up to 4 Mbps between the hours of 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. This is good for around two users and opens up opportunities for regular daily surfing, like emailing or reading newsletters.
      • nbn 50. With this option, you can expect a download speed of up to 49 Mbps and an upload speed of up to 16 Mbps between the hours of 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. This is good for around three to four users and opens up opportunities for more intensive tasks, like social media scrolling or video streaming.
      • nbn 100. With this option, you can expect a download speed of up to 96 Mbps and an upload speed of up to 16 Mbps between the hours of 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. This is good for around four or more users and opens up opportunities for just about any online activity, including gaming and downloading heaps of large files at one time.

      Through the nbn network, we offer both capped and uncapped data plans, depending on their allocated technology. What’s more, if your location is covered by nbn’s Fixed Line coverage, you can stress less about data allowances, as all of the Fixed Line plans are unlimited.

      Skymesh has access to thousands of towers all over Australia, making it easier for users to access the internet from almost anywhere in the country. With Skymesh, users can expect reliable, fast internet in their homes.

      Are FTTB connections in Australia expensive?

      The general price of a FTTB plan varies between internet service providers and the types of plans they offer. The higher the nbn speed tier you choose, the more you can pay each month.

      But whether you’re someone who’s always online or just a casual browser, know that nbn plans are worth their reasonable cost. No one wants to be disconnected, and with nbn plans, multiple people in the household can enjoy activities like smooth web page scrolling and high-definition media consumption through fast internet speeds.

      While some internet plans using FTTB connections in Australia can be expensive, you can choose the speed tier and plan that suit your needs and budget. Some providers, like Skymesh, offer unlimited plan changes. The upgrading process can even be done via phone call or your Skymesh account.

      If you’re looking for convenient and cheap internet plans, Skymesh has a lot to offer. Eligible users may also be able to enjoy nbn’s free standard installations.* Note, however, that this does not yet include nbn-imposed fees.

      While you could opt to use and configure an nbn-compatible WiFi setup on your own (for which we only provide limited support), you could also make things easier for yourself by purchasing a Skymesh plug-n-play router for a one-time cost, which comes with free shipping and standard tech support included.

      In the end, FTTB can give people in regional areas of Australia a high-quality internet experience that lets them stay connected and be up-to-date with the benefits of the digital age.

      If you’re wondering, ‘What is FTTB internet?’ you can contact our dedicated customer support team. Before searching online for internet bundles or gaming internet plans, find out the types of connections available in your area with Skymesh today.

      *Free standard installations do not include the new developments charge and the subsequent installation charge.

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