Tag: Fraudband

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.

Trying to show the difference between broadband policies of the two major parties


Today a new website was launched by developer and blogger James Brotchie who has been able to show the public the raw speed of the NBN (on a 1000/400 plan) versus the approximate 25/5 speeds promised by the Coalition. The speeds are based on what the technology of the Fibre NBN achievable today without any upgrades to the hardware, versus the promised speeds of the Coalition in their first term of office (minimum 25Mbps down, no ‘specified’ upload speed*).

* Malcolm Turnbull yesterday claimed that “there is no technical barrier to having very high upload speeds,” and pointed to the BT rollout in the UK (again) that they offer a 76/19 service, or approximately a 4:1 Download to upload ratio. That said, we will expect a 5:1 ratio is achievable so matching the 25/5 plans on the current NBN delivery methods of Fibre, Fixed Wireless or Satellite.

As you go down the page you can press a button which gives a visual representation of the progress bars in the apps you use every day, with given usage scenarios like

You have just picked up the dog you’ve always wanted! You’ve recorded picking him up, his first arrival home, and him playing with his new toys. You’ve then edited these scenes into a video and want to upload it to YouTube. How long is it going to take before the world sees your bouncy baby?

This brilliant piece of programming and easy to understand differences has already seen a Reddit post go mad, Twitter link sharing going mental from about 4pm, and multiple shares of posts about it on Facebook. The Facebook page of Senator Stephen Conroy had 268 shares on his posting of the link at the time of writing this post.

Well done James, I am sure your app development may have to wait, Labor might be hiring you for the next few months!

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