NBN Fibre Upgrades Come To More Suburbs
The NBN has announced that, from today, over 50,000 FTTN premises will be eligible to upgrade to Fibre to the Premises, which will allow access to NBN’s ‘Home Ultrafast’ tier.
The list of suburbs able to upgrade immediately is below, with the target of making an additional 230,000 FTTN premises eligible to upgrade by 30 June, and approximately 600,000 FTTN premises to be eligible by 31 December.
NBN is aiming to connect 8 million premises by the end of 2023, offering wholesale download speeds of 500 Mbps to close to 1 Gbps.
“We have so far identified the suburbs and towns across Australia where customers living and working in 1.6 million premises will be able to access the highest speeds currently available on the nbn network, with download speeds of close to 1 Gbps,” explains Brad Whitcomb, Chief Customer Office at NBN Co, said.
“We are now inviting more than 50,000 FTTN premises to upgrade to full fibre.
“Each month throughout this year, we expect to make an additional 60,000 or so premises currently served by FTTN eligible for FTTP upgrades, giving around 600,000 households and businesses access to our highest speed services by the end of 2022.
“With more devices connected in almost every home, and more people working from home, studying from home and streaming entertainment, the need for speed is becoming more important.
“We are on track to achieve our goal of enabling around 8 million premises, or up to 75 per cent of homes and businesses on the fixed line network, to access nbn’s highest speed tiers with wholesale download speeds of 500 Mbps to close to 1 Gbps by the end of 2023.”