Australia’s broadband boom

09 September 2019

The Australian Department of Communications said the National Broadband Network (NBN) has reached a major milestone with more than 10 million Australian homes and businesses ready to connect to broadband services. 

Australia’s largest infrastructure project is on track for completion in mid-2020 and more than 85% of the network build is now complete.

Some 5.6 million homes and businesses have already connected to NBN’s broadband services.

In the past 12 months, the company has connected an additional 2.9 million Australian premises to internet services.

NBN, the firm building and operating Australia’s broadband access network, announced in July that it has exceeded its rollout and activation targets for FY19.

In the three months to June 27th, it connected more than 1.1 million premises to its network, which brought the total number of ready to connect premises to 9.93 million by that date.

The company’s FY19 forecast target was 9.7 million ready to connect premises.

Research conducted by NBN at the end of May found that 62% of homes and businesses were on a 50Mbps wholesale speed plan or higher, compared with 44% year-on-year.