The National Broadband Network (NBN) has been switched on at South Morang in Victoria, covering 2300 premises.
A total of 9700 premises will eventually be passed by the NBN in South Morang, Mill Park and Bundoora, with construction already commenced on 48,000 premises in Victoria. Construction on 690,000 premises is expected to start or be completed in Victoria by mid-2015.
Around 6000 premises will be connected to the NBN every working day in 2016, when construction of the network is expected to reach a peak.
NBN Co has set the target for construction to have commenced or been completed for around 758,000 premises by 31 December, 2012.
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