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NBN FTTP plans

Get speeds up to 1,000Mbps with an FTTP NBN plan. Prices start from $34 a month with unlimited data.

Name Product Data Allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Dodo NBN100 Unlimited - Special
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $70/mth for the first 6 months, then $85/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.11.23
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
95Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
95Mbps
nbn™100
$70
per month
Min total cost is $70 for first month
Price
$70 per month
Min total cost is $70 for first month
TPG NBN50
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $99.95
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$74.99
per month
Min total cost is $74.99 for first month
Price
$74.99 per month
Min total cost is $74.99 for first month
iiNet NBN100 Liimitless
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $89.99/mth for the first 12 months, then $99.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or $0 modem if you stay connected for 24 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
90Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
90Mbps
nbn™100
$89.99
per month
Min total cost is $89.99 for first month
Price
$89.99 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $89.99 for first month
Dodo NBN50 Unlimited Comparison Exclusive
NBN
Month-to-month
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: $53.85/mth for the first 6 months, then $75/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.11.23
Exclusive
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$53.85
per month
Min total cost is $53.85 for first month
Price
$53.85 per month
Min total cost is $53.85 for first month
Belong NBN Premium Broadband
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $80/mth for the first 6 months, then $90/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.1.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $84. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$80
per month
Min total cost is $80 for first month
Price
$80 per month
Min total cost is $80 for first month
Southern Phone NBN Fast
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $75/mth for the first 12 months, then $85/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.1.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $78. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$75
per month
Min total cost is $75 for first month
Price
$75 per month
Min total cost is $75 for first month
Optus Plus Everyday Fast nbn®
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: Introductory offer: $89/mth for the first 6 months, normally $99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Month-to-month
  • Optus Ultra WiFi Modem Gen 2 included for $0 if you stay connected for 36 mths. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
100Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
100Mbps
nbn™100
$89
per month
Min total cost is $395 for first month
Price
$89 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $395 for first month
More Value Plus NBN
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $0/mth for the first 3 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 $139.90
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$88
per month
Min total cost is $88 for first month
Price
$88 per month
Min total cost is $88 for first month
Dodo NBN50 Unlimited - Special
NBN
Month-to-month
OFFER: $60/mth for the first 6 months, then $75/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.11.23
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem or purchase for $79. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
50Mbps
nbn™50
Speed
50Mbps
nbn™50
$60
per month
Min total cost is $60 for first month
Price
$60 per month
Min total cost is $60 for first month
iPrimus Premium
NBN
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • $0 modem if you stay connected for 12 months. T&Cs apply
Unlimited Data
Data
Unlimited Data
95Mbps
nbn™100
Speed
95Mbps
nbn™100
$90
per month
Min total cost is $210 for first month
Price
$90 per month
Min total cost (incl delivery + fees) is $210 for first month
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What you need to know

  • FTTP is arguably the best NBN connection type available in Australia.
  • You can access speeds up to 1,000Mbps with an FTTP plan.
  • NBN Co is currently working on upgrading homes with FTTN connection types to FTTP in eligible suburbs across Australia.

What is FTTP?

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) refers to an internet connection type in Australia where high-speed fibre optic cables from the wider network of the NBN run all the way to your house. 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 (like FTTN which uses a mix of fibre optic cables and old copper phone lines), it's considered the fastest and most reliable NBN connection around.

19.5% of Australians have access to FTTP, which should increase over the next year with more homes being eligible for a free NBN upgrade to this connection type.

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 Fibre to the Premises hasn't been chosen for your property, you won't have an FTTP 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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If you're desperate for FTTP and are willing to pay for the privilege, the NBN Technology Choice program can give you a chance to upgrade. It's not available to everyone, and you must submit an application to NBN Co for a free quote on eligibility and upgrade costs.

However, expect to pay dearly for the upgrade. Costs depend on your property and existing connection type, ranging from about $2,000 to $10,000 for FTTC connections and over $50,000 for some HFC and FTTN connections. The whole process can take in excess of 6 months, so don't expect a quick upgrade either.

What FTTP speed can I get?

FTTP connections are capable of reaching the fastest speeds that the NBN has to offer, 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 is 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 FTTP?

An FTTP plan will cost you exactly the same as any other NBN plan since 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 what goes into it:

  • Installation. Assuming your address is eligible for FTTP to begin with, this is free. Technicians from the 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 $34 a month and go up from there, depending on what speed you're after.
  • Modem. Some providers will include this with their plan, or you can choose to purchase it separately. Modems start at around $90, 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. However, some HFC connections are actually suitable for gigabit plans so always check your address when comparing NBN plans to see what's available to you.

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.

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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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