Can I connect to the NBN?

Computerworld Australia takes a look at the areas around Australia where residents can now connect to the NBN.

South Australia

Adelaide

  • Freeling Estate
  • Lakeside
  • Playford Alive

Internode recently announced its first paying customer in Adelaide on the NBN in Lakeside, with Lakeside also the first new housing development in South Australia to be connected to the NBN.

Willunga

  • Willunga
  • Willunga South

Willunga, which was the fifth and final NBN first release site, had its first trial customer signed up to the network in June 2011. The official network was switched on in September 2011.

The first release of the fibre network covered 940 premises, with 90.9 per cent of premises consenting to a connection – one of the highest rates. NBN Co says take-up in the area is 35 per cent.

Western Australia

Geraldton

  • Deepdale
  • Moonyoonooka
  • Rudds Gully
  • Moresby

Perth

  • Harrisdale Green

Geraldton is one of the most recent areas to be switched on to the NBN, with the area connecting to the fixed wireless network last week. The area is serviced by two fixed wireless sites, with around 354 premises able to connect to the NBN in the area at speeds of up to 12Mbps. Once the fixed wireless rollout in Geraldton is complete, around 1300 premises will be able to access the NBN.

Geraldton will also receive the NBN via fibre, which will cover nearly 13,000 premises.

Tasmania

  • Deloraine
  • George Town
  • Kingston Beach
  • Midway Point
  • Scottsdale
  • Smithton
  • Sorell
  • St Helens
  • Stieglitz
  • Triabunna

Tasmania was the testing bed for the NBN and where everything kicked off.

In August 2010, Smithton, Scottsdale and Midway Point were the first places in Australia to be hooked up to the NBN, with 4000 premises in the areas taking part in early testing of the NBN.

It took 18 months for the first paying customer to sign up for the network in Triabunna.

Northern Territory

No services are yet available in the Northern Territory.

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