NBN announces new rollout plans

NBN Co has announced the next 400 cities, suburbs and towns which will be added to the National Broadband Network, meaning almost 2 million homes should be connected to faster internet by late 2017.

To make this possible, NBN Co is taking a new approach. In an effort to have the network completed as quickly and inexpensively as possible, the company plans to utilise multiple technologies which will take advantage of the different infrastructures already in place.

NBN Co chief executive Mr Bill Morrow said that rolling out the project in the most economical manner was “sensible for everyone since it is taxpayer money” which is funding the construction of the network.

Construction of this phase of the network plan is set to begin in mid-2016 and is expected to be up-and-running 12–18 months later, with an overall objective of having every Australian home and business connected by 2020.

Find out how the NBN rollout is going in your neighbourhood with this interactive map.

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