When it comes to the rollout of the superfast National Broadband Network (NBN), Darwin has been lucky enough to have pretty comprehensive coverage right from the get-go. When we last updated, Darwin was one of the best serviced areas in the nation, with many premises connected and builds being commenced in several suburbs.
The builds which commenced in Stuart Park and Woolner in 2015 are now NBN ready for residents. Moving a little further south, areas around and including The Gardens, Cullen Bay, Larrakeyah and Darwin CBD Are now all awash with NBN connectivity.
Moving up north around the coast, NBN connectivity is spread around Fannie Bay to East Point right up to the Nakara area. A cluster of NBN connections have gone live in Rapid Creek, Millner, Wanguri, Leanyer, Jingili, Coconut Grove, Malak and Nightcliff.
Below this big collection of NBN live areas, is a big chunk of NBN builds in preparation. Streets around Berrimah, Knuckey Lagoon and Hidden Valley are all currently in the process of building NBN infrastructure, with a small pocket that includes Jessop Cresent and Miles Road already live.
Further out from the CBD, sections of Johnston, Zuccoli and Mitchell are now live and have residents in the area connecting. There is a decent sized patch of connectivity saturating the areas around Palmerston, Yarrawonga and Marlow Lagoon.
If you’re not a city dweller, that’s okay. NBN is still on its way to you. A big swath of commenced builds surrounding the beautiful Katherine, Katherine South and Katherine East are expected to go live in no time.
To see where your exact location stands in the NBN rollout process, check out the NBN Coverage Checker. This will let you pinpoint exactly where sites have been built or are in stages of preparation or construction. Make sure to register your interest on the NBN Wait List and check out iinet’s NBN plans to be ready to roll when the NBN hits your neighbourhood.
The NBN (National Broadband Network) rollout is continuing throughout Australia, and Darwin is one of the main beneficiaries of the expanding coverage.
What is the NBN?
The NBN is a network that uses the best technology in the market to provide users with higher quality internet services. Faster speeds and increased reliability make it very appealing, whether you’re a casual user at home, or somebody who relies on the web to run a business of any size.
Check your address
To see when NBN services will be available in your home, just enter your address in our NBN Coverage Checker. This allows you to follow the progress of locations getting prepared for NBN access. To make sure you are prepared for Darwin’s NBN services when the time comes, it’s a good idea to join our NBN Wait List. We’ll keep you up to date with the latest news around the NBN.
You can also get some great tips for choosing your NBN plan, so you’re ready to roll as soon as possible. If NBN services are already available at your address and you know exactly what you’re after, you can head straight to the plan page to sign up with one of our great plans.
Darwin NBN rollout updates
One look at the NBN coverage map of Darwin shows that the region is already one of the best served areas in the entire country. Customers from the Darwin Waterfront Lagoon up toward Larrakeyah already have access to the NBN. Builds have also commenced in that area that will have the network humming along from Stuart Park and Woolner all the way to the east coast. But that’s not all. The NBN rollout continues to travel north, to Rapid Creek, Nakara, and Brinkin.
Just about the entire southeastern portion of the region is lucky enough to have access to NBN services. Coverage starts around the Darwin River Dam and proceeds up past the Darwin River toward the Blackmore. Berry Springs is almost entirely covered by the network. The NBN then heads northeast, blanketing much of Coolalinga and Howard Springs.
There are also NBN developments taking place in the northwest. Karama, Marrara, Mulagi and Wanguri have already undergone a completed NBN rollout, while Holtze, Knuckey Lagoon, Berrimah and Hidden Valley have sites preparing for building.
The NBN in Darwin has opened up the possibility of a more efficient and enjoyable internet experience to thousands of people. But it doesn’t stop there. The NBN will continue to grow in the months to come. So stay tuned to the iiNet Blog or join our NBN Wait List and we’ll keep you up to date!