NBN Co have released the three year roll-out plan for the National Broadband Network with work planned to commence in over 1,500 communities and 3.5 million premises throughout Australia through to 30 June 2015.
The three year roll-out plan includes areas where the network is active, where construction is currently underway and where work will commence within the next three years. The estimated number of premises covered in this roll-out plan has increased by over 2.7 million premises on the figures released in the January update to the one year roll-out plan.
Most of the growth in premises covered in the roll-out plan comes in areas where work has already started.
This is because NBN Co has said it needs to manage the roll-out of the network as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, and deploy contractor resources in a logical, sequential way.
It is estimated that the average time from work commencing to NBN services being available is 12 months.
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NBN Co is also building fibre infrastructure in over 230 new developments spread across 180 locations nationally and comprising over 21,000 premises.
The whitepaper outlines a brief background on the NBN, lists construction contractors who are working on the NBN by state, provides tips on what to include when tendering for trenchless work on the NBN, suggests possible methods to get involved, and outlines the next stages of the roll-out.
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