The Facilities Access Service supports the physical interconnection of optical fibre backhaul cables between your network and the nbn™ network at each of the 121 Points of Interconnection (POI).
Once connected at each POI, you will be able to access your allocated Network to Network Interface (NNI), which in turn opens up connectivity to customers in the Connectivity Serving Area (CSA) associated with that POI.
When you interconnect to nbn, backhaul is always connected to the Network to Network Interface via the Facilities Access Service at the POI. You may choose to connect directly at the POI or through a backhaul provider. The Facilities Access Service enables the physical fibre connection and provides a means to manage and maintain your backhaul connection or that of a chosen provider.
The Facilities Access Service is agnostic to the access technology (FTTP, wireless or satellite) used by the nbn™ Ethernet Bitstream Service to access the customer premises.
There are four elements to support a network connection: