The devil is in the detail – July’s quarterly construction plan shows 83k premises removed from the nbn rollout plan.
Analysis of the 18 month rollout plan released in July by nbn has shown that around 83,500 premises previously listed as being in the 18 month plan had been removed.
The areas removed were slated for a Fibre to the Node rollout to commence during 2016 and include the areas of and surrounding:
New South Wales
- Darlington Point
- Magnetic Island
- Gold Coast/Tweed Heads
- Mount Crosby
- Sunshine Coast/Noosa
(for more information, see full table at the end of the post)
At the start of July, the company responsible for building the National Broadband Network announced in a media release that an additional 200,000 premises were added to the nbn rollout.
From initial calculations, this figure was derived from the total number of premises that were added to the rollout plan and does not take into account the number of premises removed from the plan.
If true, this means that the net increase in number of premises expected to commence construction within 18 months would be around 40% less than announced (from 200,000 to around 120,000 premises) in the July press release.
Despite listed as being in April’s 18 month plan, the following areas may have to wait another 18 months before rollout commences:
|nbn FSA||nbn FSA Name||Indicative Localities||Approx # of planned premises||Approx# of SAMs planned|
|2CES||Cessnock-Bellbird||Bellbird, Bellbird Heights, Cessnock, Ellalong, Kearsley, Millfield, Nulkaba, Paxton, Aberdare||9,400||5|
|2DNP||Darlington Point||Darlington Point||400||1|
|4BRA||Brassall||Moores Pocket, North Ipswich, Pine Mountain, Tivoli, Brassall||2,900||2|
|4CUR||Currumbin||Currumbin, Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Palm Beach, Tugun, Bilinga||1,800||1|
|4MAG||Magnetic Island||Horseshoe Bay, Nelly Bay, Picnic Bay, Arcadia||2,100||1|
|4MCH||Samford||Samford Valley, Samford Village, Highvale||1,400||1|
|4MGB||Gold Coast-Tweed Heads||Gilston, Highland Park, Merrimac, Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Tallai, Worongary, Carrara||8,500||6|
|4MTC||Mount Crosby||Chuwar, Karalee, Karana Downs, Mount Crosby, Barellan Point||4,600||2|
|4NOO||Sunshine Coast Noosa||Cooroibah, Doonan, Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Tewantin, Tinbeerwah, Verrierdale, Castaways Beach||22,100||12|
|4RBN||Robina||Mudgeeraba, Robina, Varsity Lakes, Bonogin||9,200||5|
|5FLN||Flinders||North Adelaide, Adelaide||16,800||8|