Tired of enduring slow internet speeds? Australia’s open-access data grid, the National Broadband Network (NBN), has been gradually rolling out over the last few years. However, Australians itching to get their hands on super-fast internet still have a while to wait.
The NBN isn’t scheduled for completion until 2020 and only some pockets of the nation have been connected.
The project has been a source of controversy since 2013, when it was the subject of much political and industry debate. Australia is currently ranked 48th in a 2016 global average broadband connect speed ranking list published by Akamai Technologies. South Korea, Norway and Sweden hold the respective top three spots.
So when will your house get the NBN? It’s difficult to say but thanks to this interactive map, you can see where rollout for the NBN has commenced or been completed.
Major regions already connected to the NBN include:
- New South Wales – Blacktown, Gosford, Dubbo and Wollongong
- Queensland – Ipswich, Mackay and Townsville
- Victoria – Ballarat, Melton and Footscray
- South Australia – Port Augusta, Aldinga and Macclesfield
- Western Australia – Geraldton, South Perth and Margaret River
- Tasmania – Hobart, South Launceston and Glenorchy
- Northern Territory – Darwin
Areas where installation of the NBN is currently underway:
- New South Wales – Tumut, Gundagai and Kangy Angy
- Queensland – Qunaba, Kilcoy and Torrington
- Victoria – Drouin, Cororooke and Raywood
- South Australia – Balaklava, Curramulka and Inman Valley
- Western Australia – Korijekup, Wandering and Lake Clifton
- Tasmania – Mangalore, Oatlands and Sheffield
- Northern Territory – Alice Springs
Check out this list to see if your internet service provider is already offering plans on the NBN network.