National Broadband Network expands in Western Australia


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.

6,400 more homes and businesses join NBN rollout footprint

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

They encompass 6,000 premises in the fixed line footprint where pre-construction activity has begun in parts of Greater Perth.

Physical construction is also underway for fixed wireless facilities that will deliver fast broadband to more than 400 farms, homes and businesses situated outside metropolitan areas:

New NBN areas added this month:

Fixed Line Build Preparation

Region

Areas

Greater Perth

Brentwood, Mount Pleasant, Booragoon, Secret Harbour, Golden Bay, Como

Fixed Wireless Build Commenced

South West

Balingup Town


The latest update to the interactive rollout map on the NBN Co website shows an additional 4,200 premises in the fixed line footprint have moved from build preparation activities to physical construction in following regions and communities:

Fixed Line Build Commenced

Region

Areas

Greater Perth

South Perth

Peel

Ravenswood


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 Peter Gurney said:

“More families and businesses in WA 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.”

More than 17,600 families and businesses are already connected to the NBN across the state. The fixed-line-and fixed wireless footprints pass more than 56,100 premises in WA.**

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
02 9927 4200
media@nbnco.com.au

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 nbnco.com.au/switch.

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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:

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.

** Premises activated as reported in the National Broadband Network Rollout information weekly summary – http://www.nbnco.com.au/weeklyprogressreport

*** 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.