The National Broadband Network (NBN Co) will be powered by 121 points of interconnection (POIs), strategically located around Australia. Wondering where the nearest POI is? Find out with our interactive map.
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Note that the presence (or absence) of a POI doesn’t directly impact on your ability to access the NBN at a given address. ISPs will connect to a given POI to offer services, but the full set of POIs should cover most of Australia. POIs play an important role in the NBN’s multicast services, which make it more cost-effective to offer video and other high-bandwidth applications.
If you’re curious about where your nearest POI will be located, check out the map below. You can zoom in to identify nearby POIs, or search for specific city and suburb names using the Search box. (To reset the map after searching, clear the search box and then click Search again).
Clicking on the marker in each location will tell you the type of connection (metro, outer metro or regional), and whether the POI is housed in an existing Telstra exchange or a purpose-built NBN facility. (Only 10 of the POIs fall into the latter category.) The exact address of each POI has not been disclosed for security reasons, but a general list was released on November 5 by the ACCC, which we’ve used to populate the map.
To find out when your location is due to have the NBN rolled out, check the existing NBN rollout maps.