NBN rollout gathers momentum in New South Wales


The rollout of the National Broadband Network in NSW continues to gather pace with the release today of construction maps covering a further 44,700 homes and businesses.

The new fibre maps cover 17 different construction modules and include the first locations in Taree, Wollongong, Dapto and Mudgee where work to rollout the fibre optic network has commenced. They also include areas where the construction footprint is being widened, including suburbs in Sydney's west such as Homebush and Blacktown. (The full list is below).

The start of construction entails NBN Co contractors undertaking detailed design and survey works in each location for the installation of the fibre optic cables that will deliver superfast broadband to the area.

On average it takes around 12 months from the start of construction to the time when householders and business owners can order NBN retail services from telephone or internet service providers.

By mid-2015, construction is forecast to have commenced or completed on delivering the NBN to more than a million premises across the state and 3.5 million premises nationwide.

"The release of these maps signals to residents and businesses that they are on the way to being able to benefit from the vital upgrade to communications in NSW and take advantage of the benefits that the NBN offers," Darren Rudd, Lead Community Account Manager for Northern Australia, said today.

"People will be able to make high-quality video calls with fewer drop outs, download movies in minutes, stream TV, and have all the family online at once*.

"Information is already available online about the plans and packages that telephone and internet service providers are offering over the NBN. The details of which service providers are operating in individual areas will be available closer to service activation at www.nbnco.com.au/serviceproviders," Mr Rudd said.

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Communities that will see on-site design and survey works leading to the installation of fibre; and construction across NSW:

FSA Name

FSAM Localities

Blacktown

Seven Hills

Coffs Harbour

Sapphire Beach, Korora

Dapto

Dapto**, Brownsville**

Dapto

Koonawarra**, Kanahooka**

Dapto

Koonawarra**, Dapto**

Gosford

North Gosford, Gosford

Gosford

West Gosford, Narara

Homebush

Homebush West

Mudgee

Mudgee**

Penrith

South Penrith, Jamisontown

Penrith

Jamisontown

Richmond

Londonderry

Richmond

Hobartville, Richmond, Richmond Lowlands, Agnes Banks

Taree

Taree**

Taree

Tinonee**, Taree**

Wollongong

Wollongong**

Wollongong

Wollongong**

 

Key:

Fibre Serving Area (FSA)

Each FSA is made up of a number of Fibre Serving Area Modules (FSAMs).

Fibre Serving Area Module (FSAM) Localities:
Each Fibre Serving Area Module (FSAM) covers around 3,000 premises and is surrounded by a loop of fibre.

** First FSAM in an area.

 

 

 

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15 October 2012
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