NBN Co today issued its quarterly update to the national rollout plan. An additional 79,000 homes and businesses in Western Australia are being added to the rollout of the National Broadband Network.
New areas that have been added to the rollout include all of Bassendean, including Eden Hill and Ashfield, parts of Hilton and Kingsley.Additional locations have also been identified in the regions.
The quarterly construction plan provides an indicative schedule that includes work already underway or in plan to commence before quarter end September 2016 and covers more than 368,000 Western Australian homes and businesses in total.
The expansion of the rollout is achieved through the company’s new, flexible multi-technology approach. According to thier media release, this means that for most households and businesses:
- If already served by the Optus or Telstra Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) cable networks ¡V these areas will likely receive fast broadband over an upgraded HFC network;
- If in an area where NBN fibre to the premises (FTTP) has been deployed or is in advanced stages of being built – these areas will likely remain part of the FTTP rollout;
- If in areas earmarked for NBN fixed wireless or satellite networks – these areas will remain part of the fixed wireless and satellite rollout plan;
- If in other areas – these areas are likely to receive fibre to the node deployment (FTTN) and, in the case of multi-dwelling units such as apartment blocks, fibre to the basement (FTTB).
The Town has had direct conversation with Peter burney NBN Community Affairs Manager and he’s offered to provide greater detail on the specifics which relate to Bassendean. We intend to take him up on this in the next couple of weeks.