What is a LIC?
A Lead-in Conduit (LIC) is one of the ways the nbn™ access network can be delivered to your development. Developments that require LIC usually have three or less premises, or all the premises are facing an existing road – where there is no requirement for pit and pipe works or pathway works.
The nbn™ access network boundary and the premises are directly connected through the LIC from the street without having any additional pits built. No private or public roads can be built as part of the development.
nbn will assess your eligibility to receive the nbn™ network using the details submitted online. Qualified applications are sent a confirmation email that specify which sites require nbn™ infrastructure and costs. If your development is eligible, log in to the nbn™ New Developments Portal and submit your plan to ensure that your application proceeds.
Design and build checklist
The developer or their representative is responsible for excavating the trenches and building the LIC needed to connect to the nbn™ access network according to nbn™ network standards.
You will need to:
- Excavate the trenches according to nbn's guidelines (as outlined in the Preparing a property for the nbn™ broadband access network checklist) and the cabling resources for builders and cablers for your nominated technology.
- Once you have completed your lead-in trenching, submit a nbn™ connection box (aka, NTD) pre-installation request to ensure newly built premises are ready for activation of nbn™ services (recommended).
- Advise builders to supply the in-home cabling for the nbn™ access network.
You don't need to submit a pre-construct design, as-built design or a Notice of Practical Completion (PCN) to nbn for this build process.
It's nbn's responsibility to install the nbn™ access network.
nbn will install a local network cable located in the street in front of your development with the aim to meet the estimated premises occupation date as provided by you. Once complete, nbn will send you a notice that the site is in service.
The local network cable can be connected to the building entry point of the premises through the LIC you’ve built within your development.
Residents can connect to an nbn™ powered plan through their preferred phone and internet provider.