Nearly 7.5 million homes and businesses across Australia have been added to NBN Co’s rollout schedule under a three year plan released today.

16 October 2015

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Under the plan, a total of almost 9.5 million premises will have NBN access or construction underway by September 2018.

The plan details the timing, number of premises and type of technology used to provide access to the NBN.

All states and territories will see a significant ramp up of activity with construction underway or completed for approximately 2.8 million homes and business in New South Wales, 2.5 million in Victoria, 1.9 million in Queensland, 970,000 in Western Australia, 750,000 in South Australia, 72,000 in NT and 134,000 in the ACT.

Tasmania will be the first fully networked state with all premises covered by September 2018.

The rollout will utilise a mix of technologies:

  • almost 5.6 million homes will have access to or an nbn connection under construction through fibre to the node, basement or premises;
  • close to three million homes and businesses will be covered by existing Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable, and
  • over 540,000 homes and businesses will be covered by fixed wireless.

The announcement comes just weeks after the successful launch of the ‘Sky Muster’ satellite which will provide high speed broadband to rural and remote Australians.

Nationwide, more than 1.3 million homes and businesses can currently order a connection, and almost 700,000 are currently under construction. Around 600,000 premises already have an active connection and are enjoying the benefits of very fast broadband.