NBN coming to Gympie, Bundaberg, Caboolture in new roll-out
MORE than 200,000 homes throughout Queensland and New South Wales will be part of National Broadband Network's new roll-out, including those in Caboolture and Wide Bay.
This is the latest part of a national trial to test the fibre-to-the-node technology, which is now using Telstra's copper lines in street-side cabinets along with fibre optic cables.
The 140 suburbs include parts of Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Wide Bay Burnett regions in Queensland.
Central Coast, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in New South Wales are also included.
NBN Co chief customer officer John Simon said this was the latest in a move by NBNCo to use "a mix of broadband technologies" to speed up the NBN rollout nationally.
"This means more than 200,000 Australian homes and businesses will able to take advantage of fast and reliable broadband sooner than expected, with these areas previously not earmarked to receive the NBN in the coming 12 months," he said.
"The early experiences of consumers and businesses on our trials demonstrate that existing technologies are capable of playing a vital role in delivering the NBN quicker, more efficiently and more cost effectively for all Australians."
WHERE IT IS GOING:
Wide Bay Burnett, Queensland:
Gympie, Jones Hill, Monkland, Southside, Victory Heights, Ashfield, Avenell Heights, Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg East, Bundaberg North, Bundaberg South, Bundaberg West, Gooburrum, Kalkie, Kensington, Kepnock, Millbank, Norville, Rubyanna, Svensson Heights, Thabeban, Walkervale
Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay:
Bray Park, Brendale, Cashmere, Joyner, Lawnton, Strathpine, Warner, Bellmere, Caboolture South, Caboolture, Elimbah, Moodlu, Morayfield, Upper Caboolture, Wamuran, Banksia Beach, Bellara, Bongaree, Welsby, White Patch, Woorim