NEWS - Aussies Ditching FTTN (Slowly): NBN Upgrade Rollout Shows Progress, But Millions Still Languish on Bad Tech
Stuck with snail-speed internet? There's hope! NBN's free fibre upgrade is slowly pulling Aussies off the dreaded FTTN, with almost 200,000 already enjoying faster speeds. Millions more wait, but join the queue? It could be a decade before FTTN bites the dust. Are you ready to ditch the lag and upgrade?
Good news for some, not-so-good news for others. NBN Co's free fibre upgrade program is slowly chipping away at Australia's reliance on the notoriously unreliable FTTN technology, with nearly 200,000 homes and businesses now enjoying the benefits of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP).
However, with 2.98 million still stuck on FTTN (node), representing 90% of underperforming services, the road to full fibre nirvana remains long and bumpy. While 7,000 users are joining the upgrade queue weekly, eliminating FTTN entirely could take a decade – assuming everyone jumps on board.
The silver lining? 75% of premises can now access NBN 1000 plans, though not all through FTTP. Hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) connections are also in the mix… think foxtel cable.
Thinking about ditching your slow FTTN? The average wait time for an upgrade is 2-4 weeks. Need help choosing a blazing-fast internet plan? Check out whistleout.com.au
So, while progress is being made, millions of Aussies are still waiting for their chance to escape the clutches of FTTN.
Consider mobile broadband options.
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