National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout comes to Freo

You might have noticed that the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout was announced recently and Freo suburbs have done OK.

Beaconsfield, Fremantle , Hilton, North Fremantle, O’Connor, Samson, South Fremantle  and White Gum Valley will all get a fibre roll out starting in about 2-3 years (starting June 2014 in phases with last work scheduled to commence in June 2015). Given the fast internet dead spots in places like Beacy and others who still have only dial up this is good news

Here is a blurb from the letter they sent me:

Today NBN Co announced over 1500 new locations that will be part of the three-year construction program of the National

Broadband Network (NBN). I am pleased to confirm that communities in your area are included in the rollout schedule of

the NBN over the next three years.

This means these communities will be among the first to experience the benefits of high speed broadband over the NBN,

including the ability to deliver online education, health, business and social services to the home, potentially changing the

way we learn and live. The network is being built in a series of modules each covering approximately 2500 premises and

further detail will be provided on the coverage of these modules closer to the time of construction. It takes on average 12

months from the start of construction on a specific module until services are ready to be delivered to end users.

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12 Responses to National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout comes to Freo

  1. cathyhall2 says:

    😀 🙂

  2. Ross hall says:

    Do we have any indication when north Fremantle will get NBN as we on have dialup at present

  3. Anthony Maher says:

    Hi Brad. Is a 2015 roll out of the NBN in North Fremantle still in effect? I’m sure I’ve heard recently that its been canned.

  4. Staff are looking into it for me. cheers

    • Scott says:

      Hi Brad,

      Is there any update on North Fremantle?


      • Staff had a look into it but without much success. They wrote to say:

        The best location for NBN related roll-out information is via their website and subscribe to their newsletter. However in saying this, after a quick look myself, it’s not very helpful as it used to be. After Turnbull took over, the entire NBN strategy was changed and they are no longer running fibre to the household and existing mediums to deliver the service is now being used to keep the costs down i.e. Telstra copper, wireless and other established fibre services. I am no NBN expert, however, from the looks of things a new point of presence (POP) is currently being prepared which will provide the NBN over the existing copper network in North Fremantle. This is one of the reasons why the Telstra share price has significantly increase recently as they now have a greater involvement with the NBN. I have also included a screenshot from 16/8/13 below which shows the difference in illustrating the deliverable/availability dates for the NBN service.

  5. Anthony Maher says:

    This link sheds a bit of light…

    Looks like ready for service between Q4 2016 – Q1 2017. If I understand the site correctly.

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