The $43 billion National Broadband Network (NBN) optical fibre reach will now cover 93 per cent of homes, schools and businesses, extending to 300,000 additional premises. The mooted speed is 100 megabits a second.
In a joint announcement, Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, confirmed the NBN fibre footprint will cover places as far apart as Weipa, Tennant Creek, Port Augusta, Albany, Cooma and Warrnambool.
The remaining 7 per cent of Australian premises will either receive next generation wireless services (4 per cent) or satellite services (3 per cent) at speeds of 12 megabits per second – with average data rates more than 20 times higher than most users of these technologies experience today.
The NBN Implementation Study indicated that the extension of NBN Co’s fibre coverage objective can be accommodated within the recommended funding requirement which is provided for in the Budget.
- For the cropped small maps detailing NBN’s fibre and wireless scope, click on the images above
- To DOWNLOAD a full size map of each state's NBN coverage click on the following links: NSW NBN map; Victoria NBN map; Queensland NBN map; South Australia NBN map; Western Australia NBN map; Tasmania NBN map; Northern Territory NBN map
- For the official National Broadband Network Fact Sheet click on the images following the maps in the slideshow above or DOWNLOAD all four pages: Page 1; Page 2; Page 3; Page 4
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- Digital Economy - Laying the Foundations, a slideshow presentation by Commmunication Minister, Stephen Conroy
- Transcript of interview with PM Julia Gillard on ABC Radio Perth, July 30, 2010