As part of the updated NBN national construction plan, NBN Co is set to commence work on connecting an additional 550,000 homes and businesses across Australia before quarter end September 2016, with 147,000 premises located within Victoria.
The quarterly construction update includes work already underway or planned to commence before quarter end September 2016 and covers more than 3.1 million Australian homes and businesses.
Communities added to the plan include Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast; Mt Gambier and Whyalla in South Australia; Bendigo and Docklands in Victoria; Bathurst in the NSW Central West and Castle Hill in Sydney’s North West; the township of Broome and the Perth suburbs of Hilton and Bassendean in Western Australia.
NBN Co’s Chief Executive Officer, Bill Morrow, said:
“The addition of 550,000 homes and businesses to the construction schedule demonstrates the continuing momentum of the nationwide delivery of fast broadband.
“Our job is to ensure that all Australians can have access to fast broadband as soon and as efficiently as possible. Homes and businesses across Australia will benefit from the nationwide upgrade to Australia’s broadband infrastructure.
“These quarterly forecasts enable our customers, the telephone and internet service providers, to start planning for the delivery of broadband services to these communities.”
Across Australia, more than 870,000 families and businesses are already able to experience fast broadband by connecting to the National Broadband Network.