NBN Co hooks up 1000s more Tassie homes

Summary:Nearly 13,000 Tasmanian households and businesses will be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) in a few weeks.

Nearly 13,000 Tasmanian households and businesses will be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) in a few weeks.

Four more locations — Deloraine, Triabunna, Sorrell and Kingston Beach — were added to the network today, covering 3900 premises.

This adds to the 4000 premises that are already connected in Smithton, Scottsdale and Midway Point.

Access will also be provided to premises in George Town and St Helens within weeks, connecting a further 4900 Tasmanian homes and businesses.

Together, this means that 12,800 homes across the state will be able to connect to the National Broadband Network.

Tasmania is forecast to complete its NBN roll-out by 2015, the first state to do so.

NBN Co also said that it has started planning to deliver fixed-wireless broadband to 32,000 Tasmanian premises.

Topics: Broadband, Government, Government : AU, NBN, Telcos

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