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NBN Co and the NBN

NBN Co—the company

Established on 9 April 2009, NBN Co is a wholly-owned Australian Government company, which was created to design, build and operate Australia's new broadband networks.


The NBN is a new telecommunications network that aims to provide you with access to fast, reliable phone and internet services from a range of providers, wherever you live.

The NBN is made up of a number of broadband networks that use different technologies to connect homes and businesses. Each technology has been chosen based on a number of factors, including where you live and the most cost-effective way to provide your premises with super-fast internet access.

NBN Co is rolling out fibre-optic, fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure that will replace most existing networks that currently provide broadband services. Parts of existing networks will also be used.

In addition to internet access, the NBN will be used to provide most landline voice telephony services. If the NBN is coming to your area, you will most likely need to migrate your voice and internet service to the NBN to ensure you stay connected.

Arranging migration to the NBN

You should not contact NBN Co directly to arrange migration to the NBN. Instead, you need to contact your existing (or new) retail landline phone and internet service provider to migrate their services to the NBN. Retail service providers will liaise with NBN Co on your behalf and manage your connection to the NBN, to ensure you stay connected.

See also:

Rollout progress

Phone and internet disconnection schedule

Last updated: 16 November 2018