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NBN Rollout update 4th July 2013

Since we had no updates last week as NBNco raced towards the June 30 targets, we are definitely due for map updates today. The new Minister for Broadband and the Digital Economy, Anthony Albanese MP, has called a press conference for today to release the rollout metrics for June 30 which is eagerly awaited.

As I have access to NBN figures through a couple of sources, it appears that NBNco has indeed reached it’s revised rollout targets for both the brownfield and greenfield (new estates) rollouts. The Greenfield numbers were especially strong, achieving 44,000 premises and only being 1,000 premises short of the upper target of the target range of 45,000 premises.

Brownfield rollout figured for ‘premises passed’ appears to have just scraped in with 163,600 addresses on their fibre footprint list. The disappointing part of this is around 56,000 premises are not able to connect immediately as they are in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs) such as apartment blocks or units which need Owners Corporation permission to make modifications to common property. Buildings where premission is not granted repeatedly may be declared ‘frustrated’ by NBNco and could be subject to a Telstra ‘stop sales’ clause where 20 days after a premises is declared frustrated, Telstra will not be able to connect anyone in that building to a copper service. Ry Crozier wrote a great article on this over at ITnews.

We have details from our sources of activated areas – these are all pending an NBNco update of the maps, but it was sourced and cross-checked from two RSPs from NBNco data. These are not official areas

Areas that are now FULLY ACTIVE:

  •  4TOB-03 – Toowoomba QLD
  • 2HOM-01 – Strathfield NSW
  • 8DRW-04 – Darwin NT
  • 3BRU-03 – Brunswick VIC
  • 2PTH-01 – Penrith NSW
  • 2CFS-05 – Coffs Harbour NSW
  • 2BLK-03 – Blacktown NSW
  • 2KIA-03 – Kiama NSW
  • 4TOB-02 – Toowoomba QLD
  • 7LAU-03 – Launceston TAS


Areas that are now partially active:

  • 2GOS-03 – Gosford NSW
  • 2HOM-02 -Strathfield NSW
  • 2KIA-02 – Kiama NSW
  • 2RCH-04 – Richmond NSW
  • 3TMN-03 – Tullamarine VIC
  • 4CAI-01 – Cairns QLD
  • 4GDN-03 – Goodna QLD
  • 4GUL-02 – Gulliver, Townsville QLD
  • 6VIC-02 – Victoria Park WA (more premises added)
  • 8DRW-02 – Darwin NT


Areas that are still partially active but not yet fully active (some have more coverage):

  • 2RCH-02 – Richmond NSW
  • 4GND-02 – Goodna QLD
  • 4TNS-02 – Townsville QLD
  • 7KIN-03 – Kingston TAS
  • 4TNS-03 – Townsville QLD
  • 2PTH-02 – Penrith NSW
  • 2SAW-01 – Sawtell NSW
  • 2SAW-02 – Sawtell NSW
  • 4TNS-01 – Townsville QLD
  • 3BAC-03 – Bacchus Marsh VIC
  • 4GDN-01 – Goodna QLD
  • 6SPT-02 – South Perth WA
  • 7HOB-05 – Hobart  TAS

Really looking forward to the new areas becoming official.

A massive shoutout to Kenneth Tsang aka JXeeno who runs the myNBN.info rollout tracking site for his help in collecting, collating and verifying the data we had earlier. Please go and check out his work, very professional site for such a young guy.

NBN Rollout update 17th June 2013

Just 4 days after the last update, NBNco has decided to see fit to update the rollout maps again with more areas. I am very excited about this, the more often they can do it  and get more premises passed and ready to order a service, the better!

I must thank JXeeno over at myNBN.info for his excellent work in getting me a listing each time these come out. Please check his awesome tracking site of the rollout, and of course check the official maps on the NBNco Rollout Map page.

If you are in these Brownfeld areas, you may now be able to order a Fibre NBN service:

  • 9CRC-04 (Palmerston ACT)
  • 2CFS-03 (Coffs Harbour NSW)
  • 4APL-02 (Zillmere/Aspley QLD)
  • 7STH-02 (Binalong Bay TAS)
  • 7LAU-01 (Launceston TAS)

There are also some early, partial activations in the following areas. These are small releases and may only include 200-400 premises:

  • 2CFS-05-p5 (Coffs Harbour)
  • 8DRW-04-p44 & 8DRW-04-p45 (Darwin City, NT)
  • 4GDN-02-p15 (Bellbird Park QLD)
  • 4TNS-03-p19 (Castle Hill QLD)
  • 4TOB-03-p20 (East Toowoomba QLD)
  • 4GDN-02-p15 & 4GDN-02-p16 (Goodna QLD)
  • 4TNS-02-p17 & 4TNS-03-p19 (North Ward QLD)
  • 4TOB-03-p20 (South Toowoomba)
  • 4TNS-02-p17 & 4TNS-02-p18 (Townsville City QLD)
  • 5ONK-01-p21 & 5ONK-01-p22 (McLaren Flat SA)
  • 7KIN-03-p37 – 7KIN-03-p42 (Blackmans Bay, Kingston & Newhead TAS)
  • 7HOB-04-p27 to 7HOB04-p36 (Battery Point, Dynnyrne, Hobart & South Hobart TAS)
  • 3BAC-01-p6 to 3BAC-01-p8 (Bacchus Marsh VIC)
  • 3BRU-03-p9 & 3BRU-03-p10 (Brunswick VIC)
  • 3SMR-01-p11 to 3SMR-04-p14 (Mill Park VIC)

And a special shoutout to WA – FIRST FIBRE ACTIVATED! Still an early release, limited premises though.

  • 6GLT-01-p23 & 6GLT-01-p24 (Geraldton WA)
  • 6MDR-01-p25 & 6MDR-01-p26 (Mandurah WA)
First WA brownfield fibre activation, Mandurah 6MDR-01

First WA brownfield fibre activation, Mandurah 6MDR-01

Check the rollout maps at http://www.nbnco.com.au/when-do-i-get-it/rollout-map.html and make sure to let people you know living in these areas that there have been activations of the NBN Fibre.

NBN Rollout update 4th June 2013

Another week rolls by, and yet more activations of NBN fibre. Today’s update was mostly incremental, with a few Fibre Distribution Hubs (FDH’s) being made active.

NBN Fibre Area 8DRW-01 activated on June 4, 2013

NBN Fibre Area 8DRW-01 activated on June 4, 2013

The biggest thing is that there has been some partial FSAM activations in Darwin, which is a first for the NT Capital. It’s good news after many delays in Darwin and it is great to see that NBNco have been able to get some premises able to order a fibre service there. Now we hope for the same in WA which is now the only state without a Brownfield Fibre activation.

Brownfield activations were made in the following suburbs and towns:
  • Ngunnawal, ACT
  • Blacktown, NSW
  • Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • Gosford, NSW
  • Aspley, QLD
  • Townsville, QLD
  • Hobart, TAS
  • Deloraine, TAS
  • George Town, TAS
  • Launceston, TAS
  • Sandy Bay, TAS
  • Brunswick, VIC
  • Maddingley (Bacchus Marsh), VIC
  • Mill Park, VIC
  • Darwin, NT
There were also some greenfield activations in the following areas:
  • Breakfast Point, NSW
  • Lavington, NSW
  • Parramatta, NSW
  • Branyan, QLD
  • Scarborough, QLD
  • Bundoora, VIC
  • Doreen, VIC
  • Moorabbin, VIC
  • Southbank, VIC
  • Sunbury, VIC
  • Torquay, VIC
  • Wallan, VIC
  • Warragul, VIC
  • Whittlesea, VIC
  • Yuroke, VIC
  • Armadale, WA
There were some Fixed Wireless areas brought online in Queensland also:
  • Aubigny, QLD
  • Biddeston, QLD
  • Linthorpe, QLD
  • Mount Tyson, QLD
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