Another 550,000 premises added to National Broadband Network rollout

NBN Co yesterday announced that an additional 550,000 homes and businesses across Australia have been added to the National Broadband Network (NBN) roadmap. Work on connecting these premises will commence by September next year.

"The addition of 550,000 homes and businesses to the construction schedule demonstrates the continuing momentum of the nationwide delivery of fast broadband," said NBN CEO Bill Morrow. "Our job is to ensure that all Australians can have access to fast broadband as soon and as efficiently as possible. Homes and businesses across Australia will benefit from the nationwide upgrade to Australia’s broadband infrastructure."

The new premises will be connected using NBN Co's "multi-technology-mix", including fibre-to-the-node and fixed-wireless. The rollout schedule does not currently account for cable or satellite connections. NBN director Simon Hackett recently criticised the government's use of fibre-to-the-node technology while speaking at Rewind/Fast Forward, a forum discussing the impact of internet on businesses and communities.

"Fibre to the node is the least-exciting part of the current policy," said Hackett. "If I could wave a wand, it's the bit I'd be erasing."

Hackett is a strong supporter of the fibre-to-the-premise model, where high speed fibre is connected directly to a customer's home or office.

The following locations are now scheduled for NBN deployment:

Queensland

Greater Brisbane
Brookfield
Brassal
Darra
Moggil
Mount Crosby

North Queensland
Bucasia
Kirawan
Magnetic Island
Mirani

Sunshine Coast
Coolum Beach
Noosa

Southern Queensland
Coominya
Gatton West
Helidon
Marburg
Pittsworth

Gold Coast
Currumbin
Gold Coast
Tweet Heads
Robina

Far North Queensland
Kuranda
Cooktown
Herberton

Wide Bay Burnett
Woongarra

New South Wales

Greater Sydney
Castle Hill
City South
Circular Quay
Wynard
St Leonards

Central Coast
Erina

Central West
Bathurst
Narromine
West Wyalong

Hunter
Clarence Town
Raymond Terrace
Tarro
Williamtown
Cessnock
Bellbird

Murray
Albury
Wentworth

North Coast
Foster
Tuncurry
Hastings Point
Harrington
Diamond Beach
Old Bar
Smiths Lake

North West Slopes
Coonabarabran

North West
Bourke

Riverina
Balranald
Culcaim
Darlington Point
Griffith
Hay
Henty
Holbrook
Hillston
Leeton
Narrandera
Wagga Wagga

Snow Mountains
Berridale
Jindabyne

South West Slopes
Batlow
Gundagai
Tumbarumba
Adelong
Tumut

Southern Tablelands
Murrumbateman

Southern Highlands
Mittagong

South Australia

Adelaide Hills
Birdwood

Greater Adelaide
North Adelaide
Two Wells
Lyndoch

Eyre Peninsula
Whyalla

Far North
Coober Pedy
Roxby Downs

Limestone Coast
Bordertown
Beachport
Keith
Kingston South East
Millicent
Mouth Gambier
Naracoorte
Penola
Robe

Yorke & Mid North
Ardrossan
Kadina
Moonta

Victoria

Metropolitan Melbourne
Melbourne CBD (Exhibition)
Healesville
Docklands (Lonsdale)
Newport
Woori Yallock
Yarra Glen
Narre Warren

Barwon South West
Portland

Gippsland
Moe-Yallourn
Morwell
Sale

Loddon Mallee
Bendigo
Echuca-Moama
Red Cliffs
Swan Hill

North East
Wodonga
Mouth Beauty

Western Australia

Greater Perth
Bassendean
Hilton
Kingsley

Goldfields Esperance
Denmark
Katanning

Kimberly
Broome

South West
Manjimup

Wheatbelt
Northam

Mid West
Dongara

South West
Harvey
Pemberton
Nannup

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