NBN to connect a further 1.9 million premises by June 2016

NBN Co today announced that it is aiming to connect a further 1.9 million homes and businesses across to more than 400 cities, suburbs and towns to the National Broadband Network by June 2016. The new rollout plan is the first to reflect NBN Co's new Multi-Technology-Mix model. The Multi-Technology-Mix makes use of Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN), cable, fixed-wireless and satellite technologies.

"We’re committed to bringing fast broadband to all Australians as quickly as possible," said NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow, "the new multi-technology approach enables us to do just that."

"Over the past year, we have carried out successful trials of a range of new technologies, revised our build processes and are renegotiating our partner agreements. As a result of this work, we are able to provide forecasts that reflect the next phase of our network build."

Participants of FTTN end-user pilot program on the  Central Coast in New South Wales have been receiving average download speeds of up to 96 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps according to a statement published by NBN Co.

The below table details NBN Co's rollout plan. 

Queensland

 

Region

Parts of suburbs and towns covered

Estimated total number of premises covered

Estimated total number of suburbs and towns

Central QLD

Agnes Water (surrounds), Biloela (surrounds), Calliope (surrounds), Gladstone (surrounds), Lammermoor (surrounds), Mount Morgan (surrounds), Frenchville, Moranbah, Parkhurst, Rockhampton

33,900

10

Far North QLD

Atherton, Babinda, Cairns, Innisfail, Mareeba, Ravenshoe (surrounds), Tully (surrounds), Cooktown, Edge Hill, Edmonton, Freshwater, Gordonvale, Mission Beach, Port Douglas

65,900

14

Greater Brisbane

Acacia Ridge, Aspley, Bundamba, Bribie Island, Caboolture, Dayboro, Greenbank, Ipswich, Jimboomba, Petrie, Logan Village, Samford, Nudgee, Ningi, Redland Bay, Rosewood, Warner

95,000

17

Northern QLD

Airlie Beach, Deeragun, Half Tide Beach, Haliday Bay, Ingham, Mackay, Proserpine, Alice River, Ayr, Bowen, Collinsville, Mirani, Sarina, Townsville

42,800

14

Southern QLD

Beaudesert, Boonah (surrounds), Kilcoy (surrounds), Maudsland, St George (surrounds), Dalby, Gatton, Kingsthorpe, Newtown, Oakey

40,800

10

Sunshine Coast

Beerwah (surrounds), Maleny (surrounds), Nambour, Pomona (surrounds), Maroochydore, Wurtulla

46,600

6

Wide Bay-Burnett

Blackbutt (surrounds), Bundaberg, Childers (surrounds), Howard (surrounds), Maryborough (surrounds), Monto (surrounds), Murgon (surrounds), Nanango (surrounds), North Gooburrum (surrounds), Gympie

54,000

10

Total

379,000

81

Tasmania

 

Northern Tasmania

Bridport, Beaconsfield, Bicheno, Burnie, Campbell Town, Devonport, East Devonport, Evandale, Exeter, Launceston, Legana, Longford, Penguin, Perth, Port Sorell, Queenstown, Railton, Rosebery, Scamander, Scottsdale (surrounds), South Launceston, St Marys, Ulverstone, Windermere, Westbury, Wynyard, Zeehan

55,000

27

Southern Tasmania

Bellerive, Cambridge, Cremorne, Cygnet, Dodges Ferry, Geeveston, Hobart, Huonville-Ranelagh, Margate, New Norfolk, Glenorchy, Orford, Pontville, Richmond, South Arm, Swansea, Taroona

51,000

17

Total

106,000

44

New South Wales

 

Greater Sydney

Appin, Avalon Beach, Berowra, Blacktown, Campsie, Campbelltown, Homebush, Kellyville, Katoomba, Liverpool, Mulgoa, Blackheath, Elderslie, Narellan, The Oaks, Penrith, Richmond, Rouse Hill, Tahmoor

148,500

19

Central Coast

Buff Point, Gosford, Gorokan, Long Jetty, Narara, Terrigal, Woy Woy, Wyong

107,700

8

Illawarra

Albion Park, Corrimal, Gerringong, Kiama (surrounds), Nowra-Bomaderry, Port Kembla, Shell Harbour, Wollongong

84,000

8

Newcastle and Hunter

Belmont, Boolaroo, Charlestown, Dungog (surrounds), Hamilton, Maitland, Mayfield, Morisset, Muswellbrook (surrounds), Nelson Bay, New Lambton, Singleton (surrounds)

160,000

12

South Coast

Batemans Bay (surrounds), Bawley Point (surrounds), Bega (surrounds), Bermagui (surrounds), Callala Bay, Merimbula (surrounds), Moruya (surrounds), Narooma (surrounds), Shoalhaven Heads (surrounds), St Georges Basin-Sanctuary Point, Sussex Inlet, Ulladulla (surrounds)

22,100

13

Central West

Bathurst (surrounds), Blayney (surrounds), Cowra, Dubbo, Gulgong, Molong, Mudgee, Oberon (surrounds), Orange, Parkes (surrounds), Wellington

46,300

11

Mid-North Coast

Bellingen (surrounds), Camden Haven, Harrington (surrounds), Kempsey (surrounds), South West Rocks, Wauchope (surrounds), Woolgoolga (surrounds)

8,800

7

Riverina

Corowa (surrounds), Deniliquin (surrounds), Finley (surrounds), Griffith (surrounds), Howlong (surrounds), Lavington (surrounds), Temora (surrounds), Tumut (surrounds), Wagga Wagga (surrounds)

3,500

9

New England

Quirindi

100

1

Northern Rivers

Alstonville (surrounds), Casino (surrounds), Grafton (surrounds), Hastings Point (surrounds), Kingscliff (surrounds), Kyogle (surrounds), Lismore (surrounds), Maclean (surrounds), Mullumbimby (surrounds), Terranora (surrounds), Tweed Heads

33,200

11

Southern Highlands

Cootamundra (surrounds), Goulburn,

Marulan (surrounds), Mittagong, Moss Vale, Queanbeyan, Yass, Young

42,500

8

Southern Tablelands

Bombala (surrounds), Braidwood (surrounds), Cooma (surrounds), Gundagai (surrounds), Jindabyne (surrounds)

2,300

5

Total

659,000

112

           

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