nbn kicks off big year for Tassie connections


Kicking off a major construction surge in Tasmania in 2016, work has begun by nbn’s construction partners across several new communities using fibre to the node (FTTN) technology.

As at 31 December, over 116,000 premises can connect to the network with over 54,000 Tasmanian premises having chosen to activate a service. 

The New Year has begun with construction continuing in parts of Hobart and Launceston, and new areas including parts of Evandale, Devonport, Tranmere and Howrah.

Many more areas will begin construction in the first quarter of 2016 including parts of Bicheno, Burnie, Cambridge, Dodges Ferry, Exeter, Hobart, Legana, New Norfolk and Westbury.

The introduction of FTTN technology is a major factor in speeding up the rollout across Australia, including Tasmania.

The technology uses optical fibre to new nodes that are constructed in each neighbourhood, which are then connected to the existing copper telecommunications network to reach premises.

Meanwhile, nbn continues to rollout fixed wireless coverage via a string of towers in regional Tasmania.

And this year nbn launches access to fast broadband over the Sky MusterTM satellite – giving access to remote and isolated Tasmanians.

The construction effort is an important step toward the national goal of connecting eight million premises to the nbn™ network by 2020.

nbn Corporate Affairs Manager Tasmania, Russell Kelly, said:

“This year every part of Tasmania will see nbn activity in some form.

“Whether it’s being connected or seeing construction start, or the announcement of new services via fixed wireless or satellite – all Tasmania is set to see the benefits of access to fast broadband.

“The nbn rollout in Tasmania will accelerate during 2016 as construction starts in the remainder of urban Tasmania, much of it through FTTN.

“FTTN is an efficient, fast and cost-effective way to build the nbnTM network.

“Putting network equipment in the street reduces the distance data travels over copper, allowing fast broadband speeds to be achieved.

“FTTN is generally non-intrusive as the existing copper network is used to connect each premises. 

“The trials of FTTN in NSW and Queensland have delivered excellent results, with end-users   achieving fast broadband speeds.

“The rollout is planned to be completed in Tasmania by June 2018.”

More information about the nbn rollout is available at: www.nbnco.com.au/3yearplan

 

Tasmania

 

Region

Parts of suburbs and towns covered

Estimated number of premises covered

Estimated build start date

Northern

Evandale, Western Junction 

 

Aberdeen, Devonport,  Don,  Miandetta,  Quoiba,  Spreyton,  Stony Rise,  Tugrah 

 

Coles Bay East

 

Beaconsfield

 

Bicheno

 

Acton, Brooklyn, Burnie, Cooee, Downlands, East Cam, Emu Heights, Havenview, Hillcrest, Montello, Ocean Vista, Park Grove, Parklands, Romaine, Shorewell Park, South Burnie, Upper Burnie, Wivenhoe

 

Lower Turners Marsh

 

Blackstone Heights, Hadspen, Kings Meadows, Norwood, Prospect, Prospect Vale, Punchbowl, Relbia, South Launceston, St Leonards, Summerhill, Travellers Rest, Youngtown

 

Blackwall, Exeter, Gravelly Beach, Lanena, Swan Point

 

Legana, Grindelwald

 

 

Hagley, Westbury

 

Campbell Town

 

Ambleside, East Devonport, Latrobe

 

Longford

 

Heybridge, Penguin, Sulphur Creek

 

Forth, Leith, Turners Beach, Ulverstone, West Ulverstone

 

Bridport

 

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield

 

Scamander

 

Swansea

 

Wynyard

 

Devon Hills, Perth

 

Hawley Beach, Port Sorell, Shearwater

 

Railton, Sheffield

 

Erriba, Paradise, Railton, Sheffield, Sheffield East, Sunnyside South, Wilmot

 

St Helens

 

Beaumaris, Falmounth, Fingal, North Cornwall, St Marys

 

Swan Bay North

 

 

700

 

9200

 

 

220

 

200

 

800

 

13400 ­

 

 

 

 

150

 

900

 

 

 

 

800

 

1800

 

 

1000

 

600 

 

3900

 

1600

 

2000

 

5800

 

1000

 

1400

 

500

 

700

 

2500

 

1400

 

2300

 

900

 

1510

 

 

130

 

900

 

140

Nov 2015

 

Dec 2015

 

 

Jan 2016

 

Jan 2016

 

Mar 2016

 

Mar 2016

 

 

 

 

Feb 2016

 

Feb 2016

 

 

 

 

Mar 2016

 

Q1 2016

 

 

Q1 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

 

H2 2017

 

H2 2017

 

H1 2018

 

Southern

Acton Park, Cambridge,  Clarendon Vale,  Howrah,  Lauderdale,  Mount Rumney,  Oakdowns,  Roches Beach,  Rokeby,  Seven Mile Beach,  Tranmere

 

Carlton, Dodges Ferry, Forcett,  Lewisham,  Primrose Sands

 

Bagdad, Bothwell, Dromedary North, Hawfield, Kempton, Mangalore, Mount Faulkner, Mount Reid, Mount Rivulet, Quoin Hill, Tea Tree South

 

New Norfolk, Lawitta

 

Murdunna East, Port Arthur

 

Battery Point, Dynnyrne, Fern Tree, Glebe, Hobart, Lenah Valley, Moonah, Mount Nelson, Mount Stuart, New Town, North Hobart, Queens Domain, Sandy Bay, South Hobart, Tolmans Hill, Wellington Park, West Hobart

 

Catos Hill, Chimney Pot

 

Cygnet

 

Huonville, Ranelagh, Franklin

 

Coningham, Electrona, Lower Snug, Margate, Snug

 

Austins Ferry, Berriedale, Chigwell, Claremont, Derwent Park, Dowsing Point, Glenorchy, Goodwood, Granton, Lutana, Montrose, Moonah, Otago, Rosetta, West Moonah

 

Berriedale, Chigwell

 

Spring Beach, Orford

 

Brighton, Honeywood, Old Beach, Pontville

 

Orford, Spring Beach

 

Margate West, Tinderbox

 

 

Richmond

 

South Arm, Opossum Bay

 

Taroona

 

Cremorne,  Sandford,  Clifton Beach

 

 

 

7700

 

 

 

3700

 

 

1410

 

­

 

2400

 

390

 

5900

 

 

 

 

380

 

500

 

1700

 

1600

 

2300

 

 

 

2600

 

1100

 

5500

 

1100

 

500

 

400

 

700

 

1400

 

1100

 

 

 

Nov 2015

 

 

 

Jan 2016

 

 

Jan 2016

 

 

 

Feb 2016

 

Feb 2016

 

Feb 2016

 

 

 

 

Feb 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

 

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q2 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

Q3 2016

 

 

 

 

Media enquiries:

Russell Kelly   

NBN Media Hotline

M: 0437 100 276

E: russellkelly@nbnco.com.au

P: 02 9927 4200
E: media@nbnco.com.au

Resources

Download construction images

Download construction video footage

Notes to editors

  • Communities can check the progress of the rollout of the nbn™ network in their area by typing their address or postcode into the interactive nbn™ network rollout map, which can be viewed here
  • The anticipated technology to be deployed in communities may change depending on a number of factors once the construction planning stage has been finalised. Some areas may be serviced by multiple technologies.
  • nbn provides services to its wholesale customers, telephone and internet service providers, and does not provide services directly to end users. FTTN trial speeds are not necessarily reflective of the speeds that will be experienced by end users.  End user experience including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ network depends on the technology over which services are delivered to premises and some factors outside nbn’s control such as equipment quality, software, broadband plans and the network design of retail service providers. 

 

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nbn kicks off big year for Tassie connections
11 January 2016
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