National Broadband Network coming to Canberra

Homes and business in the ACT are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network, with build to commence on the network by June 2016.

The NBN Co today released its national rollout plan to June 2016, which includes a number of suburbs across Canberra where the fixed-line build will commence:

Parts of suburb covered Indicative number of premises covered*
Acton, Ainslie, Braddon, Campbell, City, Dickson, Downer, Hackett, Lyneham, O’Connor, Pialligo, Reid, Turner, Watson 16800
Amaroo, Crace, Franklin, Gungahlin, Harrison, Mitchell, Ngunnawal, Nicholls, Palmerston, Watson 1300
Charnwood, Dunlop, Evatt, Florey, Flynn, Fraser, Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Latham, Macgregor, McKellar, Melba, Page, Scullin, Spence 23100
Farrer, Greenway, Isaacs, Kambah, Mawson, O’Malley, Oxley, Pearce, Phillip, Torrens, Wanniassa 16100

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said it was an important milestone for Canberra, with greater certainty for homes as businesses as they prepare for superfast broadband services.

“The message for Canberra residents is clear- superfast broadband is another step closer,” Senator Seselja said today.

Since the election, the NBN has more than doubled the reach of its network. Nationwide, 1.2 million homes and businesses can now connect to the NBN or have work underway in their area.

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the release of new sites for build to commence was delivering on the Government’s promise to get the rollout back on track.

“When we came into Government, one of our chief priorities was to get this rollout completed sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers,” Mr Turnbull said.

NBN Co provides monthly updates on its website showing areas that have reached build preparation, build commencement and that are ready for service.

Residents can check their suburb at www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan.