National Broadband Network continues rollout in WA
30 November 2013
Pelago East Apartment complex goes live with NBN in Karratha. NBN Co welcomes residents at Pelago East Apartments, in the heart of Karratha, to world class broadband as they are able to connect to the national broadband high-speed network.
Cairns switches on to the National Broadband Network
13 August 2013
The National Broadband Network was switched on in central Cairns this morning. The superfast fibre network now passes 2700 homes and businesses in the city, Bungalow, Cairns North, Manunda, Parramatta Park, Portsmith and Westcourt.
Superfast broadband puts super slow commuting in SA to rest
31 July 2013
McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat families are set to experience significant improvements to their work-life balance over the National Broadband Network, with teleworking becoming a viable option for a local business.
The National Broadband Network has been switched on in Strathfield today, meaning families and businesses in the suburb of Sydney will be some of the first in the area to be able to upgrade to superfast broadband.
NBN Co adds to construction capacity in South Australia
15 July 2013
NBN Co has awarded SA Power Networks a three-year contract to roll out fibre optic broadband in an area covering approximately 300,000 premises in Adelaide and regional South Australia. The contract includes options to extend by two further periods of one year each.
Western Australia switches onto superfast broadband
10 July 2013
The NBN was officially switched on today in Victoria Park, Mandurah and Geraldton, the first three established communities in the state that are able to experience the benefits of superfast fibre optic broadband.
NBN Co meets revised end-of-year fibre rollout target
04 July 2013
The company rolling out the National Broadband Network has achieved its revised end-of-year target for the delivery of fast, reliable and affordable fibre optic broadband to homes and businesses across Australia.
Transfield wins first construction contract extension
19 June 2013
Additional contract awarded for connection from the street to premises. NBN Co has extended its original two-year contract with Transfield Services for the rollout of fibre in existing built-up areas in Victoria.
NSW Central Coast commuters tipped to take to teleworking in Gosford
23 April 2013
The NSW Central Coast is the latest location to switch on to superfast broadband and civic leaders are already looking to the National Broadband Network to increase the prospects for teleworking in the region.
NBN Co to offer 1 Gigabit wholesale broadband service in December
19 April 2013
Australia will become a Gigabit Nation before the end of the year when NBN Co releases a broadband product that delivers wholesale upload and download speeds that far exceed those available to households today.
NBN Co signs contract to connect flats and units to the NBN
17 April 2013
ISGM to connect units in the Northern Territory and Queensland. NBN Co has signed a contract worth up to $17.9 million with ISG Management Pty Ltd (ISGM) to undertake the detailed work of connecting flats and units to the National Broadband Network in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Australians demonstrate growing appetite for superfast broadband
09 April 2013
The NSW South Coast town of Kiama and the South Australian town of Willunga have entered the record books as the first locations in Australia where more than 50% of eligible homes and businesses have elected to use the National Broadband Network.
ACCC outlines process to finalise NBN Co's Special Access Undertaking
04 April 2013
Clarity provided on the remaining issues for refinement. NBN Co welcomes today’s draft decision by the ACCC on NBN Co’s Special Access Undertaking (SAU) as it sets out a clear path towards a final SAU, providing certainty for industry and NBN Co.
NBN Co signs contract to connect additional flats and units to the NBN
12 March 2013
NBN Co has signed a contract worth up to $27.7 million with Daly International Pty Ltd to undertake the detailed work of connecting flats and units to the National Broadband Network in Western Australia, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
NBN Co and Arianespace seal satellite launch contract
04 March 2013
Rockets to propel satellites into orbit in 2015, helping to bring high speed broadband to outback Australia. Australians in rural and remote areas are a step closer to receiving high-speed broadband with the announcement that Arianespace, the European satellite launch company, has been selected to propel Australia’s National Broadband Network satellites into space.
Community leaders endorse broadband benefits as Bacchus Marsh connects
22 February 2013
Local business owner urges people to sign up to superfast broadband. The local Bacchus Marsh community and civic leaders today joined forces to formally mark the connection of the town to the National Broadband Network and endorse the benefits superfast broadband will bring to the Moorabool Shire.
Financial Review Confused on NBN Project Accounting
20 February 2013
NBN Co Chief Executive Mike Quigley says Australia’s national daily business newspaper has misconstrued the National Broadband Network’s financial forecasts and wrongly reported that NBN Co would not recover its costs by 2040.
Brisbane switches on to the National Broadband Network
20 February 2013
Broncos stars host first NBN-enabled rugby league coaching clinic in Australia’s newest fibre broadband location. The National Broadband Network has today been switched on in metropolitan Brisbane with Broncos winger Jharal Yow Yeh and legend of the game Mick Hancock giving local children a glimpse of the benefits that superfast broadband can bring communities in Queensland and across Australia.
National Broadband Network hits a high note in Coffs Harbour
13 February 2013
NBN opens arts opportunities for the one in three Australians who live in regional, rural and remote parts of the country, says Opera Australia. Coffs Harbour today became the first city in the NSW Mid North Coast to switch on to the National Broadband Network.
"High-speed, fixed-wireless broadband planned for Northern Rivers"
06 February 2013
The company building Australia's National Broadband Network, NBN Co, has begun outlining plans to provide some smaller communities and rural residents in parts of the Northern Rivers with facilities dedicated to delivering high-speed, fixed-wireless broadband services.
• NBN Co doubles wholesale internet speeds for rural and remote Australians • New 25 Mbps speed tier to be available for fixed-wireless and satellite networks to help end tyranny of distance • NBN Fixed-Wireless customers to benefit from as early as June
"NBN expands learning opportunities for kids, says landmark study"
04 February 2013
Students who used to hand in C-grade work are now producing A-grade work -Janelle Reimann, Principal of Willunga High School. The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a powerful tool capable of lighting up young minds and improving educational outcomes for children, according to teachers participating in a landmark study into Australia's first NBN-enabled schools.
Community leaders praise broadband benefits as Toowoomba connects
31 January 2013
Civic leaders in Toowoomba today joined forces to formally mark the connection of parts of the city to the National Broadband Network's fibre optic cable and praise the benefits superfast broadband will bring to the Darling Downs.
"34,500 Australian homes and businesses now using the NBN"
29 January 2013
The number of homes and businesses using the National Broadband Network increased from 13,600 in June 2012 to 34,500 at the end of December 2012, according to year-end figures released today by NBN Co.
"NBN construction commences covering around 100,000 more premises"
25 January 2013
Ten new locations see construction commence. The rollout of the National Broadband Network continues to gather pace with the release today of further detailed maps showing where construction has commenced or completed covering approximately 98,800 additional homes and businesses.
"NBN Co achieves year-end 758,000 premises construction commenced"
11 January 2013
NBN Co slightly exceeded its target to have construction commenced or completed in areas covering 758,000 premises before the end of 2012. The total number of premises in areas where construction had commenced or completed was 784,592 by year end.