As we embark on a new financial year, it’s a good time to review the quarterly construction update for the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Covering more than three million Australian homes and businesses this quarterly construction update includes work that is already underway or in plan to commence before the end December 2016. The update is provided by nbnTM the wholly-owned Commonwealth company and Government Business Enterprise responsible for the construction and rollout of the NBN.
More than a million Australian families and businesses are already able to experience fast broadband by connecting to the NBN. The current rollout of the NBN includes a mix of technologies known as Multi-Technology Mix. This latest update adds a further 200,000 homes and businesses to the construction plan.
Which new areas are included?
New communities added to the plan include:
nbnTM Chief Operating Officer Greg Adcock said that “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. 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.”
How do I know if my street is included in this update?
If you’re not sure where your household is located on the NBN rollout just visit the NBN coverage map and enter your address details.
Are you in a NBN ready area?
Congratulations! Just head to our NBN plans page and check out our flexible plans.
Need help choosing a NBN plan that suits your household? We’ve written a helpful guide so you can consider which speed, quota or phone service you might need.
What if the NBN is a little further away than you’d like?
No problem. Join the NBN Wait List and we’ll keep you updated with the latest news, updates and when the NBN will arrive in your area.
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