Individual Premises Switch refers to the option to switch eligible individual premises to an alternative nbn™ technology. An application will be a request for FTTP from an individual or small group of premises that fall within nbn™ active network coverage areas, e.g. a single residential property in a street, a business park, a school, a farm, a government building etc.
Applicants may include individuals, businesses, local government authorities and state government organisations. The applicant needs to be the owner or authorised representative of the premises.
Applications are only processed once the original technology for your area has been deployed. Check your address to find out if the nbn™ network is available at your home or business. Applications for an Individual Premises Switch from nbn’ s active network in areas covered by Satellite, Fixed Wireless, FTTN or FTTB to FTTP may be submitted by individuals.
Some examples of Individual Premises Switch applications:
To manage expectations regarding application eligibility, please review the following information that nbn considers with each application;
The table below illustrates the Individual Premises Switch options with respect to the proposed technology offering in the nbn rollout.
Original nbn™ technology offering
New nbn™ technology offering
|Available now||Under Development||N/A = Not applicable|
|FTTB = Fibre to the Building/Basement
FTTN = Fibre to the Node
FTTP = Fibre to the Premises
HFC = Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)
If nbn receives multiple Individual Premises Switch applications in the same location, this may result in lower infrastructure cost per applicant as there may be an opportunity to share the infrastructure.
For example, in a street serviced by Fibre to the Node (FTTN), the incremental cost of building Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) may include local fibre infrastructure, and the applicant will bear this cost. Subsequent Individual Premises Switch applications may be able to utilise this new local fibre infrastructure, which may reduce the cost of subsequent Individual Switches.
Below is an example of a scenario where price adjustments may occur:
Property 1 incurs the full cost of the switch from the closest fibre boundary.
Property 2 applies for an Individual Premises Switch prior to the completion of the construction for property 1. Property 2 pays for the cost of the new Switch plus part of the initial Switch cost for property 1. The applicant for property 1 receives a price adjustment on the original quote.
Property 3 applies for a Switch under Individual Premises Switch prior to the completion of the Switch for properties 1 and 2. Property 3 pays the cost of the new Switch plus part of the costs incurred for properties 1 and 2. The owners of properties 1 and 2 will receive a price adjustment on their last quote.
Price adjustments will only be assessed when subsequent Individual Premises Switch deposit payments are received prior to the construction completion of the original Individual Premises Switch.
It is important to note that nbn may only prepare quotes based on an individual request for connection. If there are multiple Individual Premises Switch applicants along the same route (in the same street or area), we may only be able to provide a firm (pro-rata) cost when we receive all relevant applicants' deposits. We may then either: