NBN Co Meets Its Revised Rollout Targets

Back in March, NBN Co adjusted its projections for rollout of the National Broadband Network down slightly. Good news for those hanging out for broadband: it has met those adjusted targets.

In a press release issued today, NBN Co said that it had passed 207,500 premises, which is in the middle of the 190,000-220,000 range it predicted back in March. NBN Co also said that the number of active users on the network was 70,100 premises (including both households and businesses), up fourfold from the same time a year ago. More detailed numbers below:

Those figures are unlikely to stop arguments over whether the current approach is the best, but they do make it harder to argue that the project is hugely behind schedule. If you're in an NBN-connected area, check out our Planhacker guide for an overview of the (many) options available to you.


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    but they do make it harder to argue that the project is hugely behind schedule.

    Yet I live in an area that was supposed to have started construction by May this year, and still nothing. Hmmm...

      They do say though that the average expected time from beginning construction to when NBN is available is 12 months. Our area apparently started construction October last year, and we're pegged for a November availability, so that seems pretty close to spot on.

        My point was, my area was supposed to have started construction 2 months ago AT THE LATEST, and they haven't even started yet.

    They are still hugely behind schedule! They just changed the target to match it!

    Plus those figures show only 16% of wired sites are activated or using the service. This project is an expensive disaster!

      The best thing the NBN could do now would be to stop connecting the Liberal electorates to it and prioritise the Green and Labor electorates.

      There would be some Liberal voters who were upset of course, not all of them are like the person above, but if we had Telecom deliver a sealed box 300baud modem from their vast supplies of ancient stock then these people would be able to look at the weekly Toorak Times online on their 640kB IBM PCs too.

    Isn't there a big brouhaha about them using the technical definition of passed meaning fibre goes past the premises but that premises cant actually connect yet ( http://delimiter.com.au/2013/07/04/nbn-management-credibility-shattered-turnbull/ ) so those figures are not particularly useful.

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