New NBN connection just weeks away for 1000s of Queenslanders
Find out which suburbs will be first to receive the high speed technology.
The new NBN promises to be lightening fast.
“On ADSL right now the average speed is around 8 megabits per second on fibre to the curb we’ve got the ability right now to take right now to 100 megabits per second,” Tony Brown from NBNco said.
Its called fibre-to-the-curb and the NBN company has fast tracked its rollout.
This means that by the year 2020, a quarter of a million Queenslanders will have the new high speed cable brought directly to their driveway.
“We run fibre into the pit outside your premises then link that into a new piece of kit that the NBN is the first operator in the world to deploy,” Brown said.
It’s hoped that 22 suburbs in South East Queensland will have the new NBN by the end of the year. Cleveland, Victoria Point and Thornlands within the next eight weeks. And then Bridgeman Downs, Boondall, and Geebung will follow.
The suburbs of Newstead, Bowen Hills and Fortitude Valley will be connected by October and om Ipswich – Willowbank, Amberley, North Ipswich, Booval and Blackstone will be the first suburbs to be connected.
On the Gold Coast – Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach can expect to be connected by November, along with Tambourine mountain.
To find out when the NBN is available at your house, you can visit the NBNco site.
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The most common complaint from Queenslanders who already have NBN, is that it’s not fast enough.
The government owned company in charge of the rollout, says watch this space, so in the future many suburbs will be getting upgrades.
“In the future we’ve got a far more attractive upgrade for them,” Brown said.
Goodna resident Michael Power was among the first to get NBN in Queensland.
“I think it’s pretty good,” Power said. “The thing that i’ve noticed is the service is variable across companies.”
Getting connected is as simple as calling your internet provider but Power recommended shopping around to find the best provider for you.