Today, the NBN Co has announced that a further 400 cities and suburbs will be connected to the National Broadband Network by June 2016. This will see an additional 1.9 million homes and businesses connected over the next one and a half years.
According to The New Daily, construction will begin this month and this will be a major part of the rollout process considering only 300,000 homes and businesses have been connected to the network so far.
The NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow said that this rollout plan has come off the back of several successful multi-technology trials.
He has said, “Naturally some people will be disappointed that they are not included in today’s schedule. But ultimately no-one misses out as the NBN will be made available to every Australian family and business by 2020.”
The state-by-state breakdown of this plan includes:
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Queensland – 379,000 New South Wales – 659,000 Victoria – 286,000 South Australia – 161,000 Western Australia – 240,000 Tasmania – 106,000 Northern Territory – 25,000