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Compare NBN FTTP plans (Fibre to the Premises)

Surf the web super fast with a fibre to the premises (FTTP) NBN plan from $39 a month. With unlimited data and speeds up to 1,000Mbps FTTP is the best internet most of us can get down under.

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Dodo NBN50
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $64.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $83.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$64.90
per month
$0 setup fees, $64.90 min. total cost
Price
$64.90 per month
$0 setup fees, $64.90 min. total cost
TPG NBN100
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $79.99/mth for the first 6 months, then $89.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $99.95
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$79.99
per month
$0 setup fees, $79.99 min. total cost
Price
$79.99 per month
$0 setup fees, $79.99 min. total cost
iiNet NBN100 Liimitless
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$89.99
per month
$0 setup fees, $89.99 min. total cost
Price
$89.99 per month
$0 setup fees, $89.99 min. total cost
Superloop NBN Family
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $75/mth for the first 6 months, then $89/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 18 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
98Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
98Mbps
nbn™100
$75
per month
$0 setup fees, $75 min. total cost
Price
$75 per month
$0 setup fees, $75 min. total cost
Tangerine NBN Value Plus
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $59.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $79.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase from $129.90
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$59.90
per month
$0 setup fees, $59.90 min. total cost
Price
$59.90 per month
$0 setup fees, $59.90 min. total cost
Swoop NBN Home Fast Finder Exclusive
NBN
Month-to-month
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: $69/mth for the first 6 months, then $94/mth. Use promo code FINDER25. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.7.24
Exclusive
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $130
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$69
per month
$0 setup fees, $69 min. total cost
Price
$69 per month
$0 setup fees, $69 min. total cost
Southern Phone NBN Fast
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $156
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$85
per month
$0 setup fees, $85 min. total cost
Price
$85 per month
$0 setup fees, $85 min. total cost
Dodo NBN100
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $69.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $88.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$69.90
per month
$0 setup fees, $69.90 min. total cost
Price
$69.90 per month
$0 setup fees, $69.90 min. total cost
More Value Plus NBN
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $70.40/mth for the first 12 months for CommBank customers, then $79.20/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.8.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase from $129.90
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$88
per month
$0 setup fees, $88 min. total cost
Price
$88 per month
$0 setup fees, $88 min. total cost
Tangerine NBN Value
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $49.90/mth for the first 6 months, then $64.90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase from $129.90
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
25Mbps
nbn™25
Speed
25Mbps
nbn™25
$49.90
per month
$0 setup fees, $49.90 min. total cost
Price
$49.90 per month
$0 setup fees, $49.90 min. total cost
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What you need to know

  • FTTP is probably the best internet tech in Australia.
  • It can get wicked fast with speeds up to 1,000Mbps. Probably faster than you could ever need.
  • If your place is not connected to FTTP, fear not - NBN Co is still upgrading the network.

What is FTTP?

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) refers to an NBN connection type where high-speed fibre optic cables run directly to your home. FTTP is sometimes also referred to as FTTH – Fibre to the Home.

Because FTTP connections don't require a mix of new and old internet technologies, it's considered the fastest and most reliable NBN connection around.

This is unlike Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connections, which use a mix of fibre optic cables and old copper phone lines and is considered one of the poorer connection types.

Can I get an FTTP connection?

The technology used to connect a property to the NBN is determined by NBN Co and isn't a choice. This means that if FTTP hasn't been chosen for your property, you won't have it as a connection.

If you're not sure what NBN connection type you have access to, simply input your address in the field below and we'll show you the NBN plans available for your home.

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Free FTTP upgrades available

NBN Co is on track to upgrade 10 million premises to FTTP from FTTN by the end of 2025. You can check your household's eligibility by popping in your address on NBN's website. If you're eligible and your property is ready, the upgrade will be triggered when you sign up for an NBN 100 plan or above.

The average price of a month-to-month unlimited data NBN 100 plan on Finder is $96.69 as of 3 April 2024 (without discounts). The good news is plenty of providers tend to offer sign up deals so it's easy to avoid paying full price from the get go.

If you're not eligible for a free upgrade and are willing to pay the price, the NBN Technology Choice program can help you make it happen.

It's only available to certain single premises and costs can vary from premise to premise. You can expect to pay at least $5,000 if not more.

It can also take up to 6 months to connect to FTTP. You can get a quote online and apply if NBN deems your address eligible.

What FTTP speed can I get?

FTTP connections are capable of reaching the fastest speeds available on an NBN connectiom, all the way up to 1,000Mbps which is the NBN 1000 speed tier.

In theory, fibre optic cables can reach even higher speeds, but commercial and technical limitations mean that 1,000Mbps (which is 1Gbps) is the fastest NBN speed available in Australia.

As with any fixed-line internet, your connection might slow down during busy periods, especially between 7pm and 11pm.

How do you set up NBN FTTP?

Fortunately, you don't need to do much of anything, since the installation is handled by an NBN technician. You or someone else may need to be home to give them access as they install the following:

NBN utility box

NBN utility box

(installed outside)

NBN connection box

NBN connection box

(can be installed either inside or outside)

NBN backup battery

NBN backup battery

(installed inside)

The only thing you need to do is hook up a modem, which can be purchased separately or from your internet provider. Plug the modem into one of the NBN connection box's yellow UNI-D ports with the included ethernet cable. You can see this in the above image of the NBN connection box, where the ethernet cable has been plugged into the UNI-D 2 port.

  • Keep in mind that if your home is part of a greenfield development, you may be subject to a $300 NBN installation fee as part of the End User Contribution Charge.

How much does it cost to get an FTTP supported NBN plan?

An FTTP plan will cost you the same as any other NBN plan. Fixed-line plan costs don't change based on your connection type (only satellite and fixed wireless NBN plans are priced a little differently). Here's a look at the costs involved:

  • Installation. Assuming your address is eligible for FTTP to begin with, this is free. Technicians from NBN and your provider will do whatever installation work is required at no cost.
  • Plan. Your internet plan will be the main thing you have to pay for. Prices start from $39 a month and go up from there, depending on what speed you're after. The faster the speeds, the more you'll pay per month.
  • Modem. Some providers will include this with their plan, or you can choose to purchase it separately. Modems start at around $80, although there are many models at different price points.

How does FTTP compare to other NBN connection types?

Fibre to the Premises is widely considered to be the best NBN connection you can get. Here's how it compares to other technologies:

FTTP vs FTTN

FTTP runs fibre optic cables directly to your house from the wider NBN network. On FTTN, your house is connected to a telephone exchange by older copper cables, so the signal gets significantly worse the further you are from the node.

Some FTTN customers aren't even lucky enough to hit 100Mbps because of how far they are from the NBN node.

  • Which is better? FTTP is considered much more superior to FTTN (which is actually considered the worst fixed-line connection type in Australia).

FTTP vs FTTC

Where fibre optic cables are run straight to your home with FTTP, FTTC connections connect your home to a distribution point outside your house. From there, fibre optic cables connect you to the NBN, while old copper cables run from the distribution point into your home.

  • Which is better? Since older copper cabling is still part of an FTTC connection, FTTP comes out on top.

FTTP vs HFC

Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) uses "pay TV" coaxial cables to connect you to the greater fibre network. While this isn't as bad as the old copper cables, FTTP's fibre optic cables are overall better.

  • Which is better? FTTP is still more reliable and faster than HFC because of its full fibre optic connection. In the December Broadband Performance Report by the ACCC, FTTP connections performed 0.1% better than HFC connections.

FTTP vs FTTB

In a Fibre to the Basement/Building (FTTB) connection, fibre optic cables go to the basement of a building, but individual apartments are connected by various other cables including copper.

  • Which is better? FTTP beats FTTB since it's a full fibre optic connection with no other cabling as part of its set-up.
Michelle Kwong

I didn't realise what a difference an FTTP connection meant until I moved apartments onto an HFC connection. My FTTP connection had a much more reliable connection to handle faster NBN speeds thanks to its full fibre build.
— Michelle Kwong, Publisher (Mobile & Broadband)

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    JohnApril 8, 2016

    How do I find out if the recent NBN connection to my home is FTTP or FTTN?

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      BrodieApril 12, 2016

      Hi John,

      Easy. Enter your full address into our NBN Rollout Tracker to see if the NBN is available and compare plans instantly. This will also let you know what technology is available at your address.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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      PaddoMay 8, 2017

      Does “fixed line” mean FTTP or FTTN?

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      DeeMay 9, 2017Finder

      Hi Paddo,

      Thanks for your question.

      All types of nbn network connections that use a physical line running to the premises are considered to be fixed line connections which include FTTP, FTTN and FTTB. The difference between each type of connection has to do with how your existing network technology will be used in connecting you to the nearest available fibre node to your specific premises.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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