NBN Co announces first 140 suburbs to get Fibre-to-the-Node broadband

NBN Co has announced that 140 suburbs across New South Wales and Queensland will be the first to be connected to Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) broadband. The rollout will connected over 200,000 homes and businesses to NBN in the next 12 months.

"Today’s announcement is a progressive step in our move to a mix of broadband technologies which are designed to help us speed up the NBN rollout across the country," said John Simon, NBN Co's Chief Customer Officer. "The early experiences of consumers and businesses on our trials demonstrate that existing technologies are capable of playing a vital role in delivering the NBN quicker, more efficiently and more cost effectively for all Australians."

FTTN technology makes use of fibre optic cables that are run to a central cabinet serving a neighbourhood. Customers then connect to this cabinet through Telstra's copper lines. NBN Co's pilot program on the Central Coast has shown customers attaining download speeds of up to 96 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps.

The following suburbs are scheduled to receive Fibre-to-the-Node broadband in the next 12 months:

Lake Macquarie, NSW
Belmont North, Belmont South, Belmont, Blacksmiths, Croudace Bay, Eleebana, Floraville, Jewells, Marks Point, Mount Hutton, Pelican, Tingira Heights, Valentine, Windale, Argenton, Barnsley, Boolaroo, Booragul, Cameron Park, Edgeworth, Holmesville, Killingworth, Marmong Point, Minmi, Seahampton, Speers Point, Teralba, Warners Bay, West Wallsend, Bonnells Bay, Brightwaters, Cooranbong, Dora Creek, Eraring, Mandalong, Martinsville, Mirrabooka, Morisset Park, Morisset, Silverwater, Sunshine

Central Coast, NSW
Budgewoi Peninsula, Canton Beach, Charmhaven, Gorokan, Hamlyn Terrace, Kanwal, Lake Haven, Norah Head, Toukley, Warnervale, Woongarrah, Bensville, Blackwall, Booker Bay, Box Head, Daleys Point, Davistown, Empire Bay, Ettalong Beach, Green Point, Horsfield Bay, Killcare Heights, Killcare, Kincumber, Koolewong, Patonga, Pearl Beach, Pretty Beach, Saratoga, St Huberts Island, Umina Beach, Woy Woy Bay, Woy Woy, Yattalunga, Tuggerawong, Wadalba, Wyongah, Noraville

Newcastle, NSW
Adamstown, Bar Beach, Broadmeadow, Carrington, Cooks Hill, Hamilton East, Hamilton South, Hamilton, Islington, Kooragang, Maryville, Merewether Heights, Merewether, Newcastle East, Newcastle West, Newcastle, The Hill, The Junction, Tighes Hill, Wickham

Wide Bay Burnett, QLD
Gympie, Jones Hill, Monkland, Southside, Victory Heights, Ashfield, Avenell Heights, Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg East, Bundaberg North, Bundaberg South, Bundaberg West, Gooburrum, Kalkie, Kensington, Kepnock, Millbank, Norville, Rubyanna, Svensson Heights, Thabeban, Walkervale

Greater Brisbane and Moreton Bay, QLD
Bray Park, Brendale, Cashmere, Joyner, Lawnton, Strathpine, Warner, Bellmere, Caboolture South, Caboolture, Elimbah, Moodlu, Morayfield, Upper Caboolture, Wamuran, Banksia Beach, Bellara, Bongaree, Welsby, White Patch, Woorim

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