Maitland, Footscray and South Launceston are all to get NBN fibre treatment.
National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has released detailed maps showing where construction has commenced or completed, connecting around 98,800 new premises to the high speed NBN broadband network.
The new fibre maps released also include 10 locations where work to rollout the fibre optic network is commencing for the first time.
These 10 new locations are: Maitland in NSW; Frankston, Footscray and Keysborough in Victoria; Ashmore on the Queensland Gold Coast; Gawler in South Australia; Northam in Western Australia; Claremont and South Launceston in Tasmania; Civic in the ACT.
Copies of the detailed maps are available here.
Construction contractors are to soon start work in these sites, beginning with several months of detailed surveys of the areas and examination of the existing teleco infrastructure. This work is followed by the actual fibre hauling.
“The release of these maps signals to residents and businesses that they are on the way to being able to benefit from this vital upgrade to communications in Australia and take advantage of the benefits that the NBN offers,” NBN Co. CEO Mike Quigley, said today.
Today’s announcement also includes areas where the construction footprint is being widened and includes Penrith, Lidcombe NSW, Brunswick and Carlton, Victoria and Victoria Park, WA.
Check out the full list here.
As at the end of December NBN Co had commenced or completed construction in areas covering 784,600 premises.
The 98,800 premises announced today were included in the December construction figure as the maps are released the month following construction commenced.
NBN Co also provided an interactive map where people can type in their location to see when the NBN is planned to be in their area.