1Julia Gillard and Labor
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COVERAGE OF THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK
Federal Labor has established NBN Co Limited, to build and operate a new superfastNational Broadband Network (NBN). The NBN is the biggest nation building project in
Australia’s history. NBN Co will
invest up to $43 billion over eight years to fund therollout and ongoing operations of the network.The NBN will deliver affordable, high speed broadband services to all Australians, nomatter where they live or work. The National Broadband Network will extend opticalfibre to 93 per cent of premises, with speeds of 100 megabits per second
100 timesfaster than many people experience today. Other communities will be served by nextgeneration wireless and satellite technologies, with average data rates more than 20times higher than most users of these technologies experience today.
EXTENDING FIBRE COVERAGE
The Gillard Labor
Government has extended NBN Co’s fibre coverage objective from 90
per cent to 93 per cent of premises by the end of the rollout. This is based on therecommendations of the NBN Implementation Study.This means around 300,000 extra existing premises, will receive optical fibre broadband
which is particularly good news for rural and regional Australia.The Gillard Labor Government today released network maps indicating the plannedextension of optical fibre to 93 per cent of premises in over 1,000 cities and townsacross Australia, and how other communities will be served by next generation wirelessand satellite technologies under the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The NBN Implementation Study indicated that the extension of NBN Co’s fibre coverage
objective can be accommodated within the recommended funding requirement whichis provided for in the Budget.
National Broadband Network