NBN Co. has published a revised checklist of every community in Australia where the NBN is either up and running or in the process of being built. If you're still in the dark about NBN services in your suburb, this exhaustive list may provide a modicum of insight.
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Here is the new list of every suburb confirmed to be getting fast internet thus far. The list includes communities where NBN services are already available and suburbs where build has commenced. Build sites are broken down by greenfields (new development) and brownfields (established neighbourhoods) fibre sites as well as fixed wireless builds.
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The list is 74 pages long and includes close to 5000 separate suburbs. To find out if you're on the list, simply hit "Ctrl+F" and do a word search for your neighbourhood.
According to NBN Co., build preparation is underway for around 167,000 homes and businesses in the NBN brownfields footprint. Construction contracts for the physical build of the network have been issued for a further 290,000 brownfields premises. In all, there are currently 195,000 families and businesses with an active NBN connection across all access technologies.
So what happens if your suburb doesn't appear on the list? Currently, NBN Co. remains committed to providing the National Broadband Network to 100 per cent of Australian homes and businesses. How long this will actually take — if it happens at all — is anyone's guess, however.
"If the NBN is not currently available at your address, keep checking [our site] periodically," NBN Co. suggests, somewhat unhelpfully. You can also check out an interactive map which shows the progress of NBN construction in each area.