3 promises expanded broadband coverage

Here at Lifehacker, we've regularly tempered our discussion of 3's broadband services with the warning that if you end up roaming outside a 3 coverage area, it'll cost way too much to be worth it. It looks like that situation could improve in the near future, with 3 announcing today that it plans to expand its services to cover 96% of the population (the current level is 56%). First areas off the rank will be Newcastle, the NSW Central Coast and the Mornington Peninsula, all of which will see 3 build its own network coverage by the end of the year. 3 s also looking to offer roaming onto Telstra's Next G 3G network in other areas to reach the 96% goal, though we'll hold off on judgement of that until pricing arrangements are revealed.


    This is great news! Now we just need some more coverage in Queensland - the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Cairns would be a great start!

    Ooops. My mistake. The Gold Coast is already up and running.

    So when is the 3g network coming online in newcastle the above said that it was to be up and running by the end of 2008 so why hasnt it happened whats the hold up

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