nbn has reached a major construction milestone with over half of Tasmanian homes and premises now able to connect to services over the nbn network.
A major construction surge in 2016, together with the recent launch of the Sky Muster satellite service, pushed Tasmania over the milestone.
As at 30 June 2016, 162,472 premises in Tasmania can connect to services over the nbn network across all technology platforms. The availability of Sky Muster satellite services has put another 17,000 Tasmanian premises on the nbn network map. This means that around 58% of the nbn network is finished in Tasmania, with the remainder now either in planning or active construction.
So far, 77,810 Tasmanian premises have connected to services over the nbn network – a 96% growth on the same time last year.
The construction effort is an important step toward the national goal of connecting eight million premises to services over the nbn network by 2020.