LBN Co is now part of Opticomm: Here's what you need to know

The Local Broadband Network (LBN Co.) was an alternative to NBN in some locations. It's now part of the Opticomm group.

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As part of ongoing efforts to improve the network and services for customers, LBNCo consolidated into the Opticomm Networks brand.

Nothing will change for existing customers - their connections will still work the same, and they will continue to be supported by the same support team they’ve always dealt with.

At Compare Broadband, we can connect customers to the Opticomm Networks and if you want to learn more, contact us and get connected.


Last updated 20/02/2024
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Uniti  broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
48 Mbps Typical Evening Speed
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$69/Month
Min total cost $828
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Uniti  broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
48 Mbps Typical Evening Speed
24 Months
$69/Month
Min total cost $1656
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Exetel broadband provider logo
Broadband Only
Unlimited
100 Mbps Typical Evening Speed
Month to month
$74.99/Month
for first 6 months, then $88.99 ongoing
Min total cost $74.99
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Broadband Only
Unlimited
95 Mbps Typical Evening Speed
Month to month
$75/Month
for first 6 months, then $89 ongoing
Min total cost $75
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Broadband Only
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96 Mbps Typical Evening Speed
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$79/Month
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96 Mbps Typical Evening Speed
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Local Broadband Network (LBN Co.)

LBN stands for ‘Local Broadband Network’, which is a private fibre network in Australia. In 2021, the network was taken over by Opticomm. All former LBNCo addresses are now connected to the OptiComm network.

Unlike the Australia-wide NBN Connection, the LBN Network was an independent, privately-owned telecommunications company. It provided Internet service to homes and businesses, primarily new apartment buildings, broad-acre premises, and retirement living communities.

LBN plans were usually available in bundles, meaning that you could get a mobile phone service and/or entertainment options at the same time as your broadband connection. There is also an unbeatable 24/7 customer support team that can help with any queries or technical issues.

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If you have been with LBNCo previously, speak to one of our experts on the team and let us help you to get connected to the Opticomm Network

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FAQs

What does LBN stand for?

LBN stands for Local Broadband Network. It is a fibre-optic-based communication technology designed to deliver high-speed internet access to homes and business premises.

Is LBNCo an FTTP?

Yes, LBNCo is an FTTP (Fibre-To-The-Premises) connection. This means that the fibre optic cable runs directly from the exchange to your premises, providing a dedicated link for your internet access.

What's the difference between NBN and LBN?

NBN is a mix of connection technologies, including FTTN (Fibre-To-The-Node) and HFC (Hybrid Fibre Coaxial). LBN is an FTTP connection that uses fibre optic cable exclusively. This provides higher speeds than NBN connections due to the lack of copper wiring. It also has a better latency and more reliable performance.

Do I need a technician to install LBN?

No, you do not need to hire a technician. With LBN's low copper usage for installation, it is easy for customers to connect to the network without any assistance.

Can I get an LBN connection if I'm in a non-Opticomm area?

No, LBN is only available within OptiComm and former LBNCo-connected communities. To see if you are in the eligible coverage areas, please call Compare Broadband for more information.

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