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Scottsdale, from North Scottsdale
Scottsdale, from North Scottsdale
About Scottsdale

Scottsdale, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia, is on the Tasman Highway, about 63 km north-east of Launceston and 22 km south-east of the coastal town of Bridport. It is part of the Dorset Council.

Area NBN Deployment

Tasmania has been chosen as an NBN test site for the National Broadband Network (NBN).

As part of formulating and testing construction techniques, the government plans to:

“fast-track negotiations with the Tasmanian Government, as suggested by the Panel of Experts, to build upon its National Broadband Network proposal to begin the rollout of a FTTP network and next generation wireless services in Tasmania as early as July.”

After a tender process, Aurora Energy, was chosen to roll-out backhaul fibre between points of interconnect in Tasmania, as well as fibre to the premises in conjunction with Tasmania NBN Co (TNBN Co).

The Tasmanian test sites will be rolled out in three stages. The first stage covers the towns of Midway Point, Scottsdale and Smithton, with intentions to deliver the first NBN services beginning July from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Internode, iiNet and iPrimus.

Second stage towns include Sorell, Deloraine, George Town, St Helens, Triabunna, Kingston Beach and South Hobart.

90,000 premises will be connected in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie, as part of the roll-out’s third stage.

Scottsdale NBN Deployment

Scottsdale, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia, is on the Tasman Highway, about 63 km north-east of Launceston and 22 km south-east of the coastal town of Bridport. It is part of the Dorset Council.

The town was one of three selected as part of the Stage 1 NBN rollout in the state. Under the construction stage, fibre backhaul was built from George Town to Scottsdale and from Scottdale to St Helens. The network was rolled out by Leighton Holdings subsidiary John Holland.

The first customers were connected from July in 2010.

Though reportedly under the approximately $37 million budget, the rollout received poor response from residents, with less than 600 premises signing up to the cable across the three stage 1 sites as of early 2011.



1 parents live in Scottsdale and I would like to get them the internet/wireless broadband.
Is the plan for the NBN in Scottsdale still on track?
If so, when do you think that a user could actually start using the system?
Thanks, Jacqui.



There is some info on the Internode site along with plans and costs. Have a look at this



Thanks Rob...will have a look....



Hi, We own two houses in Scottsdale, the paperwork was completed for both properties at the same time and they are in the same street. One has been connected the other has not. Any ideas why? Thanks Julie



I filled in forms in March and still no connection to the house. One provider wanted plans signed up before 30th June, now they say 30th September. Well since March to August is five months I got sick of waiting and renewed a plan with telstra.

So over it.

Diane Adams


I am confused about the new high speed broadband. I live in Branxholm and want to know if I have access to the this fiber optics broadband. I see the cable runs past my house on main road.



Hi got all wire up but when is Scottsdale getting switch on or have I got a problem with my connection still waiting for the light to go green cheers Damo

Gary Hopes


Hello NBN, we have a factory at Legerwood, via Scottsdale, how do we get the NBN into Legerwood? we want to set up a new online business at Legerwood so as to add value to our factory. can someone contact me.?
Gary Hopes.

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