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NBN adds 300,000 premises to fibre footprint, releases details of full coverage

NBN adds 300,000 premises to fibre footprint, releases details of full coverage

Extends fibre coverage to 93 per cent of homes, schools and businesses.

National Broadband Network - Australia

National Broadband Network - Australia

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.


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