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National Broadband Network expands in South Australia

22 September 2014

The information in this media release was accurate at the date of publication. It may no longer be current and you should not rely on this information.

A further 6,400 homes and businesses across South Australia have been added to the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout schedule this month.

Pre-construction activities have begun for more than 2,600 premises in parts of Greater Adelaide.    

Work is also underway for fixed wireless facilities that will deliver fast broadband to more than 3800 farms, homes and businesses situated outside the CBD:

New NBN areas added this month:

Fixed Line Build Preparation



Greater Adelaide

Para Hills

Fixed Wireless Build Commenced



Mid North SA


Limestone Coast



Barmera (surrounds)

Eyre Peninsula


Yorke Peninsula

Port Victoria, Corny Point

Barossa Valley

Eden Valley, Truro Town

Murraylands and Riverland

Renmark (surrounds), Lyrup, Blanchetown, Nildottie

Kangaroo Island

Emu Bay, Nepean Bay

The latest update to the interactive rollout map on the NBN Co website shows an additional 7,800 homes and businesses have moved from build preparation activities to physical construction in following regions and communities:

Fixed Line Build Commenced



Greater Adelaide

Para Vista, Modbury North, Medindie Gardens, Nailsworth, Vale Park, Walkerville, Collinswood, Moana, Seaford Rise, Maslin Beach

Fleurieu Peninsula


Victor Harbor, Waitpinga, Encounter Bay

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 Justin Jarvis said:

“More families and businesses in South Australia 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 8,200 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:**


Media enquiries

Frances Kearey

02 9927 4200

Notes to Editors

1.     You can find out whether your home or business is covered by the NBN footprint as well as more information about the steps you need to take to make the switch by visiting

2.     Supporting video, audio and image files can be downloaded from

3.    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.  

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



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


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)


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



* 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.