We have released the three year rollout plan for the National Broadband Network with construction planned to commence in over 1500 communities and 3.5 million premises throughout Australia through to 30th June 2015.
The three year rollout plan includes those areas where the network is active, where construction is currently underway and where construction will commence within the next three years. The estimated number of premises covered in this rollout plan has increased by over 2.7 million premises on the figures released in the January 2012 update to the one year rollout plan.
Most of the growth in premises covered in the rollout plan comes in areas where construction has already started. This is because NBN Co has said it needs to manage the rollout of the network as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, and deploy contractor resources in a logical, sequential way.
It is estimated that the average time from construction commencing to NBN services being available is 12 months.
NBN Co is also building fibre infrastructure in hundreds of new developments.
We are also working on the Transit Network. Transit is an essential component of the NBN, providing the connections from the Fibre Access Nodes to the Points of Interconnect and completing the network management layer back to the Network Operations Centre. NBN Co will provide information to Access Seekers on the POI locations via the following process:
On written request by an access seeker*, NBN Co will provide the access seeker with additional information regarding NBN Co’s Points of Interconnection (Additional POI Information)** and notify the access seeker of any changes to the Additional POI Information that may be made by NBN Co from time to time. The Additional POI Information (and any changes to that information) will constitute Confidential Information of NBN Co for the purpose of clause D1 of the Wholesale Broadband Agreement and/or any non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement entered into between the access seeker and NBN Co for the purposes of this process.
* For the purposes of this process, an “access seeker” is either: (1) a service provider that has entered into the Wholesale Broadband Agreement with NBN Co and has made, or is proposing to make, a request for the supply of the Facilities Access Service under the Wholesale Broadband Agreement; or (2) a service provider that: (i) has not yet entered into a Wholesale Broadband Agreement with NBN Co but is proposing to do so; (ii) is proposing to make a request for the supply of the Facilities Access Service under the Wholesale Broadband Agreement after it has entered into that agreement with NBN Co; and (iii) has entered into a non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement with NBN Co for the purposes of this process.
** The Additional POI Information is provided for information purposes and is intended to be a guide only. The Additional POI Information may change at any time, including as a consequence of NBN Co finalising formal technical specifications, developments in relation to the Definitive Agreements between NBN Co and Telstra Corporation Limited, or legislative or regulatory developments (including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission publishing a revised list of NBN Co’s Points of Interconnection under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)). The Additional POI Information may be withdrawn at any time and without notice. Recipients of the Additional POI Information must comply with all of their obligations under the Wholesale Broadband Agreement and/or the non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement that they have entered into with NBN Co for the purposes of this process in connection with that information, including in relation to the preservation of the confidentiality of that information, the management of that information, and the use of appropriate and effective security and data protection measures to protect that information.
As a part of our ongoing commitment to the industry, NBN Co is now providing regular construction updates where each quarter we will update information on the construction of the National Broadband Network.
National rollout map
Our Rollout maps section indicates areas already connected to the National Broadband Network. Every month we are updating the interactive map with the areas where construction of the NBN has commenced.
NBN Co has released an Access Seeker Network Rollout Communications Plan and Access Seeker report, please see the right hand column on this page to download the documents.
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