• TPG FTTB vs NBN: what are the differences?
  • What is FTTB, anyway?
  • Learn the difference between both in this article

Broadband Internet is one of the quickest ways to connect to the World Wide Web. The demand for fast, dependable Internet services is bigger than ever. 

With devices that also provide streaming services along with connectivity, understanding the technical details becomes essential.

TPG and NBN are different providers, and its respective technologies, FTTB and FTTP, have distinct definitions and purposes. Let’s explore them below:


FTTB, or Fibre to the Building, is a fibre optic connection where the fibre cable extends to a shared property, with additional cabling connecting individual homes, office buildings, and other establishments.

These connections use either active or passive optical networks to balance signals and distribute them through shared fibre optic cables to individual residences and office units.

FTTP, or Fibre to the Premises, is government-supported and involves fibre optic cables extending directly to business properties and homes.

Both TPG and NBN offer FTTB and FTTP, but understanding the differences is essential.

TPG FTTB: What is it?

The Fibre to the Building from TPG lets you watch 4K content from your TV and devices and comes with a modem in the package.

However, there are requirements when it comes to streaming programs, series, and shows. Customers and homeowners must have at least 25 Mbps to watch 4K content on YouTube or Netflix. 

With TPG’s FTTB, they can watch 4K on various devices without the buffering. You will never have to worry about the management of the service because TPG fully owns and operates this structure to ensure only the highest quality of network delivery.

NBN FTTP: What is it?

NBN or the National Broadband Network, like TPG, is also funded and supported by the Australian government, with the goal of providing homes and offices with a faster and more reliable Internet connection.

It is in operations as a wholesaler so it does not directly offer its services to customers. Instead, what it does is to sell its products to ISPs or Internet Service Providers with teams to get you connected to your plan of preference.

With NBN, the limitations of traditional broadband Internet are replaced with fibre-optic cables that transport information at faster speeds of light. These are also protected from weather conditions and changes, including erosion and lighting.

The FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) from NBN is partnered with the government to roll out the cabling to homes and business properties. You obtain fibre optics-run Internet in your premises, whether these are residential units or commercial buildings.

Want to get connected? 

Contact Compare Broadband today on 1300 764 000 to see whether you should connect to TPG FTTB or upgrade to an FTTP connection.