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2007 NBN announced
2009 NBN started as FTTP to the Premises.
2010 First customers finally connected in July.

Three years went by.

Sep 2013 then ALP lose the election.

Nov 2013 110,000 customers have now signed on (1½% of Australia) with 98½% to go.
355,000 (5%) households have been passed, but 245,000 of them were without agreements.
Very awkward roll out, slow, expensive, note fibre optic is more fragile than copper.

Dec 2013 New options FTTB (Fibre to the Building), FTTC (Fibre to the Curb), and in particular FTTN (Fibre to the Node) brought massive acceleration to the rollout.

When combined with VDSL2 (very high speed DSL over Telephone Cable) with its power boosted up to 30MHz, download speed showed
500 metres distance from the fibre-optic cable: up to 100Mbps,
1 km: 50Mbps, 2km: 15Mbps, 3km: 8Mbps, 4-5 km: back to 1-4Mbps.

Rollout continued
2014 250,000 users, the network increasing by 140,000 from 2013
2015 500,000 users, it doubled from 2014
2016 1 million users, it doubled from 2015
2017 2½ million users, an increase of 1½ million
2018 4 million users, an increase of 1½ million
2019 5½ million users, an increase of 1½ million
2020 7.4 million users in June 2020
2021 8.4 million users in June 2021
2022 8.7 million users in June 2022
2023 8.8 million users in December 2023

Current Stats

NBN Dec 2023
Base Connections 8.8m

According to Forbes Advisor in 2023 there are more than 170 Internet Service Providers (or RSPs Retail Service Providers) in Australia providing backhaul to the NBN.
Click here for some of them, according to Wikipedia. Only 5 RSPs service more than 500,000 connections.

These are
Telstra 3.55m 40.4%
TPG 1.85m 21%
Optus 1.1m 12.7%
Vocus (Dodo,iPrimus) 740t 8.4%
Aussie Broadband 720t 8.2%
Others 810t 9.2%
Technology Types
FTTN 2.9m 33%
HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial) 2m 23%
FTTP 2m 23%
FTTC (Curb) 1m 11%
FixedWireless 405t 5%
FTTB (Building) 280t 3%
Satellite 89t 1%
Non-NBN Connections
Mobile Broadband (using SIM cards) 4.3m
DSL 182t
HFC 91t
Fibre 183t
Satellite 30t

Points of Interconnect (POI)

Following Data extracted from www.canstarblue.com.au

How do POIs work?

POIs are nodes that connect your home to the internet. Connecting your home is a multi-step process, and involves not only your internet provider, but also the NBN network and several key connection points along the way.

Where is my NBN POI?

Your local POI isn't something you should expect to know off by heart, as it's part of the larger NBN network. There's 121 across Australia's states, servicing every household on the NBN network.

Below you'll find the full list of NBN POIs across the country, split up by state. If you're still confused by where your POI might be, some internet providers offer tools to find which one your traffic goes through.

New South Wales POIs

Queensland POIs

Victoria POIs

Western Australia POIs

South Australia POIs


Tasmania POIs

Northern Territory POIs

What is an interim POI?

An interim POI is utilised when a permanent POI has not been developed yet, and is typically used in new development areas. Once a permanent POI has been established, household internet traffic will go through the newly created POI.

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