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Almost the entire city of Hobart is now in preparation, or already switched on to the nbn network, with New Town, Mount Stuart and Lenah Valley the latest towns to join the rollout.

In Hobart, Clarence and Glenorchy the majority of areas are finished construction, under construction or in planning.

The latest areas to switch on are New Town, Mount Stuart and Lenah Valley, meaning more than 5,500 homes and businesses in those suburbs can begin placing orders to move their telephone and broadband services to the nb

The update of the online nbn rollout maps follows the release recently of the latest construction plan, which detail work scheduled to be completed or underway by the end of 2016.

The rollout in these areas is an important step toward the goal of connecting eight million premises across Australia to the nbn network by 2020.

nbn Corporate Affairs Manager Tasmania, Russell Kelly, said “Of the 29 Fibre Servicing Area Modules (FSAMs) in Hobart, Clarence and Glenorchy, 14 are ready for service- or around 50 per cent.

“Including areas under construction, 23 FSAMs or around 80 per cent of Hobart is now either under construction or completed.

“All of Hobart will be under construction or finished by the end of 2016,” Mr Kelly said.

Over 114,000 Tasmanian premises can currently connect to services over the nbn, with thousands more homes and businesses being added every month.

“This is ushering in a new world of opportunity for business, education and entertainment for Tasmanians,” Mr Kelly said.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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