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More than 200,000 homes and businesses across Australia have been added to the rollout of Australia’s broadband network.

The quarterly construction update covers more than three million Australian homes and businesses where work is already underway or in plan to commence before the end December 2016.

Communities added to the plan include parts of Margaret River in the South West and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia; Buderim on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and Springfield in Greater Brisbane; Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast as well as Ryde, North Sydney and North Manly in Sydney along with Portsea on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and Beaconsfield in Greater Melbourne.

This quarter, nbn has provided further detail on the expected timings for construction to commence.

nbn’s Greg Adcock said, “The expansion of the rollout reflects the company’s new multi-technology approach and is an important step toward reaching our goal of connecting eight million premises to the nbn network by 2020.

“Today, around one in ten homes and businesses can connect to the nbn network. Our recently renegotiated construction contracts give us the confidence to schedule more than double that amount to start construction over the next 18 months,” said Mr Adcock.

Across the country, more than a million families and businesses are already able to experience fast broadband by connecting to Australia’s broadband network.

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