NBN Co to roll out fibre and fixed wireless to 26 regions across Australia

Almost 45,000 to receive fibre or fixed wireless services

Almost 45,000 homes in 26 regions across Australia are set to receive fibre and fixed wireless broadband in the continuing rollout of the NBN.

The rollout will bring fibre(F) to 20,700 premises in selected suburbs of most major Australian cities.

Fixed wireless (FW) will also be rolled out to 24,009 premises in rural and regional areas.

In greater Sydney, fibre will be rolled out in Lalor and Kings Park to 2600 premises.

While in the Central Coast, 2400 premises will receive fibre in the Entrance and Blue Bay.

Also in NSW, fixed wireless services will be rolled out in rural areas including: Gregory, Tumbarumba, Boambee, Alstonville North, Knockrow, Newrybar, Goolmangar, Eugowra, Yarrawonga, Oberon, Coolah, Tingha, Bundarra, West Wyalong, Coolamon, Uranquinty, Weedallion and Murringo.

In Queensland there will be a total of 11,411 premises to receive either fixed wireless or fibre services.

These include, Doonan West (FW), Tinbeerwah (FW), Yandina (FW), Eumundi West (FW) and Coolabine in the Sunshine Coast.

In Mackay, Paget (F), Bakers Creek (F), West Mackay (F), Ooralea (F), will receive services.

Other areas include Kearneys Spring (FW), Darling Heights (FW), Maryvale (FW), Mundingburra (F), Rosslea (F), Hermit Park (F), Ingham (FW), Bemerside (FW), Millaa Millaa (FW), Nome (FW), Jensen (FW).

In Victoria, 11,348 premises will receive either wireless of fixed wireless service.

In greater Melbourne, Carlton (F), Cranbourne (F), Cranbourne West (F), are on the list.

While in Ballarat, only Darley will receive new services.

Fixed wireless services will be rolled out in Wandiligong, Pomonal, Ararat, Peterborough, Murtoa and McLoughlins Beach.

In greater Adelaide, Prospect, Dudley Park, Moana, Seaford Rise and Maslin Beach will receive fibre.

In rural SA, Glossop, Loxton, Murryland and Mannum will get fixed wireless services bringing the total to 6235 in the state.

In Perth, 5500 premises will receive fibre in Kewdale, Lathlain, Carlisle, Applecross and Mount Pleasant.

Fixed wireless will be rolled out in Beverley, Mount Barker, Kojonup and Bridgetown South.

More than 199,067 homes and businesses are also already connected to the network.

NBN Co spokesperson Lalla Mackenzie, said thousands more families and businesses were now a step closer to receiving fast, affordable and reliable broadband. “The NBN can open up opportunities for families and business owners to better participate in the digital economy," she said. "Fast broadband can help deliver improved access to e-health resources, online education, teleworking opportunities and entertainment on demand.

“For many farms, homes and businesses in rural and regional areas, the rollout of the NBN will provide access to internet speeds and bandwidth that many in the big cities take for granted.”

According to NBN Co, this rollout follows an additional 167,000 homes and businesses, which were added to the ‘build preparation’ phase of the rollout maps earlier this month.

Build preparation takes place after the commencement of design phase (preparation of maps, surveying and rodding and roping) and ahead of the physical build (build commenced).

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