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NBN Hits Two Million Mark

NBN Co says it has passed the two million mark for premises connected to the National Broadband Network, less than a year after passing the one million mark.

The speed-up is largely due to the controversial move to fibre-to-the-node technology in many areas, replacing the faster but more expensive and problem-to-lay fibre-to-the-premises which was favoured in earlier plans.

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow in a media statement gave retail service providers much of the credit for NBN passing the two million milestone, saying their “support, marketing and customer focus” had made the feat possible.”

While some sections of the media have given prominence to complaints by some householders of very slow performance – and sometimes no performance at all – figures published yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (see story) suggest that the issue may be overblown, with the majority of users getting between 24 and 100Mbps connections.

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