200,000 homes added to NBN roadmap, due for construction before end of 2016
The company formerly known as NBN Co today announced that work will commence on connecting an additional 200,000 premises to the National Broadband Network (NBN) before the end of December next year.
53,000 premises will be connected in New South Wales, 95,000 premises in Queensland, 30,000 premises in Western Australia, 21,000 in Victoria, 10,000 in South Australia, and 13,000 in the Northern Territory. A number of premises across Tasmania will also be connected, by NBN did not disclose a specific amount.
The communities added to rollout – including North Sydney, Ryde, Beaconsfield, the Sunshine Coast, and parts of the Margaret River – will be among the first to be connected to the NBN via the new multi-technology mix. Many of these premises will be connected using the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) approach.
"The expansion of the rollout reflects the company's new multi-technology approach and is an important step toward reaching our goal of connecting eight million premises to the NBN network by 2020," said NBN Chief Operating Officer Greg Adcock. "Today, around one in ten homes and businesses can connect to the NBN network. Our recently renegotiated construction contracts give us the confidence to schedule more than double that amount to start construction over the next 18 months."
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 old copper lines. A pilot program on the Central Coast showed customers attaining download speeds of up to 96 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps.
Areas now part of the NBN rollout roadmap include the following:
New South Wales
Greater Sydney Brookvale, Curl Curl, Freshwater, North Curl Curl, North Manly, Queenscliff, Allambie Heights,
Crows Nest, Kirribilli, Lavender Bay, McMahons Point, Milsons, Point, North Sydney, Waverton, Wollstonecraft, Cammeray, Denistone East, East Ryde, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, North Ryde, Putney, Ryde, West Ryde,
Denistone, Canley Heights, Fairfield West, Prairiewood, Smithfield, Wakeley, Wetherill Park, Cabramatta West
Mid North Coast East Kempsey, Frederickton, Greenhill, Kempsey, South Kempsey, West Kempsey, Yarravel, Aldavilla, North Shore, Port Macquarie, Riverside, Thrumster, Fernbank, Crosslands, King Creek, Rosewood, Wauchope, Beechwood,
Dunbogan, Kendall, Kew, Lakewood, Laurieton, North Haven, West Haven, Camden Head
Hunter Coomba Park, Dungog, Gloucester, Glenridding, Hunterview, McDougalls Hill, Redbournberry, Singleton, Singleton Heights, Darlington, Bulahdelah
Central West Rylstone, Kandos, Peak Hill, Parkes, Trangie.
Murray Hamilton Valley, Lavington, North Albury, Springdale Heights, Thurgoona, Wirlinga, Glenroy
North Coast Condong, Dunbible, Kielvale, Murwillumbah, South Murwillumbah, Bray Park
South Coast Dolphin Point, Kings Point, Milton, Mollymook, Mollymook Beach, Narrawallee, Ulladulla, Burrill Lake
Central Queensland Barmaryee, Cooee Bay, Hidden Valley, Inverness, Lammermoor, Meikleville Hill Pacific Heights, Rosslyn, Taranganba,Taroomball,Yeppoon, Barlows Hill, Blackwater, Clermont, Gracemere, Kinka Beach, Mulambin, Zilzie, Emu Park, Mackenzie River, Dysart, Middlemount
Far North Queensland Cardwell, Coconuts, Cullinane, East Innisfail, Flying Fish Point, Goondi Bend, Goondi Hill, Hudson, Innisfail, Innisfail Estate, Mighell, Mourilyan, Mundoo, South Innisfail, South Johnstone, Wangan, Webb, Belvedere, Kuranda, Ravenshoe, Weipa, Tully
Gold Coast Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Reedy Creek, Tallebudgera, Tallebudgera Valley, Currumbin Valley, Luscombe, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Pimpama, Upper Coomera, Coomera, Stapylton, Yatala, Steiglitz, Jacobs Well
Greater Brisbane Bannockburn, Beenleigh, Belivah, Eagleby, Holmview, Mount Warren Park, Windaroo, Bahrs Scrub, Brookwater, Camira, Spring Mountain, Springfield, Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, Augustine Heights, Burpengary East, Narangba, Burpengary, Durack, Forest Lake, Heathwood, Inala, Pallara, Richlands, Willawong, Doolandella
North Queensland Balgal Beac, Cluden, Douglas, Idalia, Murray, Oonoonba, Stuart, Wulguru, Annandale, Grand Secret, Lissner, Millchester, Mosman Park, Queenton, Richmond Hill, Toll, Towers Hill, Alabama Hill, Walkerston
Southern Queensland Roma, Wyreema, Cambooya
Sunshine Coast Forest Glen, Kunda Park, Mons, Palmwoods, Sippy Downs, Tanawha, Buderim, Pomona, Cooran
Goldfields-Esperance Broadwood, Hannans, Kalgoorlie, Karlkurla, Lamington, Mullingar, Piccadilly, Somerville, South Boulder, South Kalgoorlie, Victory Heights, West Lamington, Williamstown, Boulder Coolgardie, Norseman
Great Southern Kojonup, Mount Barker
Greater Perth Boya, Darlington, Gooseberry Hill, Greenmount, Hazelmere, Helena Valley, High Wycombe, Koongamia, Maida Vale, Midland, Midvale, Swan View, Viveash, Woodbridge, Bellevue Highgate, Mount Lawley, North Perth, Northbridge, Perth, West Perth, East Perth
Kimberley Derby, Kununurra
South West Augusta, Bridgetown, Gracetown, Cowaramup, Margaret River, Prevelly, Gnarabup, Nannup, Pemberton
Misc. Cunderdin, Moora, Narrogin Toodyay, Dumbarton, Wagin, Wongan Hills, Wundowie, York
Greater Melbourne Beaconsfield Upper, Berwick, Guys Hill, Beaconsfield, Portsea, Sorrento, Blairgowrie, Mount Martha
Gippsland Venus Bay, Coronet Bay, Grantville, Pioneer Bay, Tenby Point, Corinella, Churchill
Barwon South West Port Fairy
Loddon Mallee Lake Boga
North East Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Kinglake
Eyre Peninsula Cowell
Greater Adelaide Chandlers Hill, Coromandel Valley, Flagstaff Hill, Happy Valley, Aberfoyle Park, Ethelton, Exeter, Glanville, Largs Bay, Largs North, New Port, North Haven, Osborne, Outer Harbor, Peterhead, Semaphore, Semaphore Park, Semaphore South, Taperoo, West Lakes, West Lakes Shore, Birkenhead
Northern Devonport, Don, Miandetta, Quoiba, Spreyton, Stony Rise, Tugrah, Aberdeen, Western Junction, Evandale, Bicheno, Brooklyn, Burnie, Cooee, Downlands, East Cam, Emu Heights, Havenview, Hillcrest, Montello, Ocean Vista, Park Grove, Parklands, Romaine, Shorewell Park, South Burnie, Upper Burnie, Wivenhoe, Acton, Exeter, Gravelly Beach, Lanena, Swan Point, Blackwall, Legana, Grindelwald, Swan Bay, Windermere, Dilston, Westbury, Hagley, Campbell Town, East Devonport, Latrobe, Ambleside, Longford, Penguin, Sulphur Creek, Heybridge, Leith, Turners Beach, Ulverstone, West Ulverstone, Forth, Bridport, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield, Scamander, Swansea, Wynyard, Perth, Devon Hills, Port Sorell, Shearwater, Hawley Beach, Sheffield, Railton
Southern Cambridge, Clarendon Vale, Howrah, Lauderdale, Mount Rumney, Oakdowns, Roches Beach, Rokeby, Seven Mile Beach, Tranmere, Acton Park, Dodges Ferry, Forcett, Lewisham, Primrose Sands, Carlton, New Norfolk, Lawitta, Cygnet, Huonville, Ranelagh, Franklin, Electrona, Lower Snug, Margate, Snug, Coningham, Spring Beach, Orford, Brighton, Gagebrook, Herdsmans Cove, Honeywood, Old Beach, Pontville, Bridgewater, Richmond, South Arm, Opossum Bay, Taroona, Cremorne, Sandford, Clifton Beach, Howden, Fern Tree, Lenah Valley, Moonah, New Town, Queens Domain, Sandy, Bay, Wellington Park
NBN has yet to provide a detailed breakdown as to the location of the 13,000 newly scheduled premises in the Northern Territory.