New maps show Broadband plan

LOCAL cities and towns set to be connected to the new National Broadband Network include Alstonville, Ballina, Casino, Evans Head, Grafton, Iluka, Kyogle, Lismore, Woodburn, Wooloweyah, Woombah and Yamba.

The Gillard Labor Government today released for the first time maps outlining the path for the new network to stretch across Australia under the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Federal Page MP Janelle Saffin said the NBN would offer speeds of 100 megabits per second.

Ms Saffin said the maps showed every house, school and business in Australia would have access to high speed broadband under the NBN; optical fibre would be extended to 93 per cent of homes and businesses in more than 1000 cities and towns by the end of the roll-out; and how communities would be served by next generation wireless and satellite technologies under the NBN.

“And NBN Co will also deliver next generation wireless and satellite services with speeds of 12 megabits per second to local centres including Coutts Crossing, Lawrence, Urbenville and Woodenbong. This would provide average data rates more than 20 times higher than most users experience today."

Details of the NBN mapping is available at: www.alp.org.au/agenda/nbn/

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