MyRepublic connects you the nbn™ using a mix of connection types. Click here and enter your address to check which connection type is available to you.
Equipment you will need
Each nbn™ connection type needs different equipment to connect to the internet
MyRepublic will provide you with:
- An nbn™ ready modem that can be used for all connection types (if you're not bringing your own modem)
- Ethernet or telephone cables that will connect your modem to the nbn™ network
MyRepublic will engage the nbn™ on your behalf so that they will provide you with:
- An nbn™ box within your home (if required)
- An nbn™ box outside your home (if required)
- External cabling that may be required to set up your connection to the nbn™
Click on your connection type to find out more about nbn™ equipment that will be installed.
- Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)
- Fibre to the Node (FTTN)
- Fibre to the Building (FTTB)
- Fixed Wireless
- Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC)
- Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) connection uses a fibre optic line directly to your home. FTTP connections require nbn™ equipment to be installed inside and outside your home. A typical FTTP set up looks like the diagram below.
An nbn™ technician will install the connection box, utility box, & power supply in your home.
Fibre to the Node (FTTN) / Fibre to the Building (FTTB)
An nbn™ FTTN connection uses the existing copper phone and internet network from a nearby fibre node to make the final part of the connection to your home.
An nbn™ FTTB connection is used when we are connecting an apartment block (or similar) to the nbn™ network. In this scenario, a fibre optic line is run to the fibre node in the building’s communications room, and then use the existing technology in the building to connect to each apartment.
A typical FTTN or FTTB set up looks like the diagram below.
An nbn™ technician will need to attend your home to connect your services, but will not need to install any equipment.
An nbn™ Fixed Wireless connection connects your home by using radio signals to send data on the nbn™ broadband access network. Fixed Wireless is used when the distance between homes is large. Data travels from a transmission tower to an outdoor antenna. Fixed Wireless connections require an nbn™ connection box to be installed where the cable from the outdoor antenna enters your home.
A typical Fixed Wireless set up looks like the diagram below.
An nbn™ technician will install the outdoor antenna & nbn™ connection box.
Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC)
An nbn™ Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) connection uses your existing ‘pay TV’ or coaxial cable to connect your home to the nbn™. HFC connections need an nbn™ connection device to be installed where the cable enters your home.
Fibre to the Curb (FTTC)
Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) is new nbn™ technology that uses fibre close to your home, connecting to a small Distribution Point Unit (DPU), generally located inside a pit on your street. From here, the existing copper network is connected to the fibre, to form the last part of the nbn™ connection. To power your FTTC service, and provide your connection to the nbn™ network, an FTTC nbn™ connection device will be required inside your home.
A typical FTTC set up looks like the diagram below.