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I am a little confused by the (NBN) rhetoric and technical issues relating to the options we (at Brooklands - 23 Queens Road, Melbourne 3004) have, as expressed by Telstra in relation to the impending internet disconnection and NBN connection scheduled for January 2018. Telstra have said that the ONLY way we can connect to the NBN within Brooklands is via the copper telephone cable network. Is this really the only option we have? or: Are we in a position to request the installation of an (HFB) Hybrid Fibre Coaxial equipment connection to the NBN within Brooklands so we can connect via the current "cable" system as an alternative to the copper wire system?
It is almost correct. Your building is connected via FTTB (Fibre to the Basement). This is then distributed throughout the building, using the infrastructure that the building manager has installed (normally copper cable).
If you wanted to upgrade to a FTTP type system, the building manager/owner would need to get the communications infrastructure in the building changed (at great cost).
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.