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More Canberra homes light up on the NBN

20 March 2014

More than 1,800 Canberra homes and businesses are now ready to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) following the first phase of the TransACT network integration into the NBN.

NBN Co purchased the TransACT-branded fibre-to-the-premises network in the Australian Capital Territory as well as access to other infrastructure. The network comprises a total of 8,500 premises, with a further 4,500 premises planned or already under construction.

Residents and business owners living in Gungahlin are encouraged to visit the NBN Co website and search their address to check if their premises is now eligible to order an NBN service.*

NBN Co spokesperson Trent Williams said:

“This means that another 1,800 Canberra homes and businesses can now order an NBN service. That’s on top of 16,000 homes and businesses in parts of Gungahlin who are already able to connect and experience the benefits of fast broadband via fixed services.”

“If your premises is eligible, all you need to do is call your preferred phone or internet company to choose from a great range of competitively-priced packages over the NBN.”

This continues the momentum of the NBN rollout in the region as NBN Co today began construction activity in Queanbeyan to 2,800 homes and businesses and also recently announced the beginning of construction to a further 3,200 homes and businesses in Civic, Canberra.

NBN Co encourages all Gungahlin residents to visit NBN Co’s website to see if their home or business is included in an area that can connect to the NBN:

A list of service providers can be found at


Alex Charlwood                 Dan Chamberlain
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Notes to editors

• *TransACT customers currently on the TransACT fibre network will not be affected by today’s announcement and will be notified over the coming months as the NBN becomes available at their premises.

• People who can order a service and want to make the switch to the NBN should search ‘getting connected’ on the website.

• For more information please visit


More Canberra homes light up on the NBN

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