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New NBN roll-out plan announced

15 October, 2015
By Allison Orr

The National Broadband network has released a new three-year construction plan, which will see the number of homes who will have access to the NBN, or have work started on access, at nearly 9.5 million people by September 2018.

Currently nearly 1.3 million have access to an NBN connection, with 700,000 under construction.

The bulk of the work will be carried out in New South Wales and Victoria, and the new schedule will allow people to see what technology they’re going to get and a timeframe for the rollout in their area.

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield says this plan is part of achieving nationwide roll-out by 2020.  However the reason it can be completed faster than planned under Labor is because it’s going to be a mix of technologies, including fibre to the node (FTTN) and existing hybrid coaxial (HFC) networks.  The Rudd Government had proposed an all-fibre network.  The HFC network needs to be upgraded to be integrated into the NBN.

Click here to see the full plan, and check when your suburb is due to be connected.  The site will be updated each quarter.

Previously published in undefined.

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