10,000 South Australian homes and businesses have been added to the NBN™’s network rollout plan. This comes after NBN™ released its national rollout plan quarterly update.
The newly added areas include the rural communities of Cowell and Freeling, Coromandel Valley area, and Western suburbs centred on Osborne.
An indicative schedule of build work set to start before the end of December next year is also provided in the updated construction plan. It now also covers over 200,000 SA homes and businesses.
The rollout expansion is considered an important step in NBN™’s commitment to achieving the goal of closing the digital divide and providing all Australians with access to fast broadband at the soonest, and as cost-effectively as possible. The company also aims to have eight million premises connected to the NBN by 2020.
NBN™ spokesman Chris Gregory said the addition of over 10,000 homes and businesses is excellent news for South Australia and is a demonstration of the continuing growth of the network rollout.
Read the full list of areas added to the 18-month NBN™ rollout plan here.