National Broadband Network continues to expand in NSW


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National Broadband Network continues to expand in NSW

A further 27,100 homes and businesses across New South Wales (NSW) have been added to the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout schedule this month.

Pre-construction activities have begun for more than 23,800 premises in parts of the following regions including Greater Sydney, Illawarra, the Central West and the Central Coast.

Work is also underway for fixed wireless facilities that will deliver fast broadband to more than 3,300 farms, homes and businesses situated outside metropolitan areas:

New NBN areas added this month:

Fixed Line Build Preparation

Region

Areas

Greater Sydney

Campsie, Belfield, Leumeah, Campbelltown, Strathfield South,Moorebank

Illawarra

Bulli, North Nowra, Nowra, Terara, Bomaderry

Central West

Dubbo

Central Coast

The Entrance, The Entrance North, Magenta

Fixed Wireless Build Commenced

Northern Rivers

Tuckombil, Billinudgel, Tygalgah, Kyogle (surrounds), Nimbin, Myocum, Dunbible, Chillingham, Uki

Central West

Gulgong (surrounds)

New England

Barraba

The latest update to the interactive rollout map on the NBN Co website shows an additional 8,100 homes and businesses have moved from build preparation activities to physical construction in parts of the following regions and communities:

Fixed Line Build Commenced

Region

Areas

Greater Sydney

Canterbury, Campsie

Illawarra

Kembla Grange, Wongawilli, Horsley

Hunter

Mayfield

On average it takes around 12 months from the start of construction until residents and business owners can receive NBN services from phone and internet providers.

NBN Co spokesperson Darren Rudd, said:

“More families and businesses in NSW are a step closer to being able to enjoy the benefits of fast and reliable broadband, which can deliver improved access to e-health resources, online education, teleworking opportunities and entertainment on demand.”*

“For families in rural and regional communities in particular, NBN provides access to internet speeds and capacity that many in the big cities take for granted.”

This continues the momentum of the NBN rollout with more than 77,000 families and businesses are already connected to the NBN across the state.

The detailed maps showing the areas to be covered by the network are available at: www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map.**

Media enquiries

Frances Kearey
P: 02 9927 4200
E: media@nbnco.com.au

Notes to Editors

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2.     In fixed wireless areas copper phone lines will remain in place to provide a landline telephone service. Before the network equipment is installed for a fixed wireless service, a validation test will be carried out.  

3.     The interactive rollout map now includes a more detailed colour-coding system to display the three phases of the rollout within a community:

Measure

Definition

Colour code on the NBN map

Build Preparation

Contractors are undertaking pre-construction activities to deliver NBN high speed broadband in this area, which may include readying Telstra’s pits and pipes for NBN Co use

Green

Build Commenced

NBN Co has issued contract instructions to its construction partners so they can commence work to deliver NBN high-speed broadband in this area. (Build Commenced boundaries are subject to change during the construction process)

Brown

Service Available

Premises in this area are covered by NBN high-speed broadband and services may be ordered and purchased from a telephone or internet service provider

Purple

* Your experience including the speeds actually achieved over the NBN depends on some factors outside our control like your equipment quality, software, broadband plans and how your service provider designs its network.

** The new rollout maps identify one or more areas where NBN Co has commenced building or intends to build the NBN. From the commencement of work through to when a construction area “goes live”, NBN Co undertakes a series of steps that may result in changes to the design of the network in the respective area, possibly involving the movement of the boundaries. NBN Co may update the map in the future in the event of boundary changes.