NBN Co reveals new rollout to 1.9 million homes, businesses

NBN Co will announce today a new national rollout plan revealing the next 1.9 million homes and businesses across more than 460 cities, suburbs and towns set to receive the National Broadband Network.

There are currently more than 300,000 Australian homes and businesses across the country already connected to the NBN.

NBN Co chief Bill Morrow said the expansion of the rollout across every state and territory was the first to reflect the company's new flexible multi-technology approach.

He said it was an important step toward the company reaching its goal of eight million connections to the NBN before 2020.

"We are committed to bringing fast broadband to all Australians as quickly as possible and the new multi-technology approach enables us to do just that," he said.

"Over the past year we have carried out successful trials of a range of new technologies, revised our build processes and are renegotiating our partner agreements.

"As a result of this work we are able to provide forecasts that reflect the next phase of our network build."

Mr Morrow said the forecasts would enable customers as well as telephone and internet service providers to start planning the delivery of NBN services to these communities.

"Of course the longer the forecast, the greater the likelihood that changes will occur and that is only to be expected in a project of this magnitude," he 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."

To find out whether your suburb is part of the new NBN rollout visit http://www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan

- APN NEWSDESK



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