NBN construction presses ahead

Construction on nearly 45,000 premises in New South Wales for the NBN has now commenced or been completed.

Construction on the National Broadband Network (NBN) has now commenced on nearly 175,000 premises across 40 areas in Australia, Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy, has announced.

Construction has begun on around 165,800 premises, including:

- 44,700 premises in New South Wales

- 31,200 premises in Queensland

- 27,600 premises in Victoria

- 27,100 premises in Western Australia

- 18,000 premises in South Australia

- 8900 premises in Tasmania

- 8300 premises in the Northern Territory

NBN Co is scheduled to have started or completed construction on 758,000 premises by the end of the year.

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.

“Over 24,000 Australians are already using the NBN across all three of its technologies,” Conroy said in a statement.

NBN Co recently announced residents and businesses at around 25,000 premises in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania will be shifted onto the NBN in around 19 months after copper and cable internet in their suburbs is switched off.

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