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NBN coming to Civic

By johnboy - 25 January 2013 32

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Andrew Leigh has announced the Civic rollout of the National Broadband Network:

In around 12 months’ time, people in Civic will be able to start connecting to the National Broadband Network. The map shows that NBN fibre is being rolled out Civic, Acton and parts of Braddon which will allow more residents access to faster, affordable and more reliable broadband.

The map is another sign that construction of the National Broadband Network is continuing to accelerate, with work now having commenced or been completed to over 784,000 homes and businesses across Australia. The release of this map means that work is starting in this area and over the next few months, we’ll start to see NBN Co workers locally doing the detailed planning and inspection work, and then rolling out the fibre. Within around twelve months, construction of the NBN in Civic will be completed

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NBN coming to Civic
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Mothy 4:02 pm
25 Jan 13
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That is the oddest design plan. No NBN for you on the West side of Northbourne between Barry Drive and Haig Park.

But oh look, the new Northbourne flats will get the NBN, how nice, that ought to help sales along.

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Holden Caulfield 4:26 pm
25 Jan 13
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So how does it work getting a connection into all the apartments in the New Acton area?

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Keijidosha 4:36 pm
25 Jan 13
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Mothy said :

That is the oddest design plan.

Indeed. Odd that the rollout excludes a quarter of the ANU (and CSIRO, which would already have superior internet tubes).

I did spot the inclusion of Currong Apartments, which hopefully means that they must be slated for immanent rubble conversion.

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Grrrr 5:20 pm
25 Jan 13
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OK, I can understand new developements there getting NBN. Every one of them from today onwards should. Every new development anywhere suburban should.

However, everything else on that map? Civic has all got ADSL2+ from Civic exchange on short lines so at high sync rates. There’s probably TransACT VDSL2 available in some of the area as well. Then there’s Telstra 4G and whatnot.. The area is well served.

Any residence on a non-tophatted RIM should get NBN before Civic.

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misskitty 7:43 pm
25 Jan 13
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And still no connection at all for 12 units in Watson. http://the-riotact.com/nbn-woes-for-watson-residents/93171

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gooterz 11:11 pm
25 Jan 13
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Is this actual update, or is this the fads that is the NBN schedule? No numbers were released for last quarter to say how many active connections. People have started to FOI request the numbers and NBN is saying it will take 2 months to work it out.

NBN is a national GDE, expect massive delays and massive budget blowout.

Most of Canberra will be last to get the NBN anyway because all the poles are out the back, NBNco has to get entry to property to run the cable. Rest of the country its running along the front of the street.

Those apartments in Watson have been told to expect NBN in march or a few months later

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Masquara 2:59 am
26 Jan 13
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How does this “about twelve months” fit with the NBN promises?

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MrPC 9:44 am
26 Jan 13
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Alright! NBN at Floriade! This should be interesting…

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gooterz 10:48 am
26 Jan 13
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MrPC said :

Alright! NBN at Floriade! This should be interesting…

Nbn at captain cook jet is more interesting

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Gungahlin Al 12:43 pm
26 Jan 13
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If you look beyond maps, NBN Co is stating that Queanbeyan, all of the inner north, and through Acton to Belconnen are all down for construction to commence within one year:
http://www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/about-the-rollout/communities-in-the-rollout.html#act

All of our streets here have been cabled, so the household connections won’t be far off. There are teams working 7 days a week all over Gungahlin. They move in, get a task done, and get out, often within a day or two, and with very little sign of their work left behind. Contrast that to what we are so used to from ACT Government infrastructure works, with unfinished stuff left lying around for weeks or months, and pig sties left before for residents or no-one to clean up.

Sure we are yet to see how low impact the to-the-house installations will be, but I’m liking the standard of work to date as a track record.

There were many doubters when we relayed the NBN promise that once they got Gungahlin done, they’d roll on right through the rest of Canberra, but already it’s happening.

And at the rate they are going, there’s a good chance that all of Canberra not already on cable may have work committed before Tony Abbott et al have a chance to pull the rug out.

Yet still there are people like Gooterz and Masquara are quick to toss around the doubt. Sure there were some early delays – due to 1/ Telstra delaying the handover decision and 2/ the sorry state of the underground Telstra infrastructure (they started letting everything go once the NBN was announced, so hardly surprising but typical of Telstra and disappointing nonetheless).

It’s the biggest infrastructure project in Australia’s history, and with much of the actual work that would be required hidden away underground. There were bound to be some stumbles along the way, and anyone who says it should have been otherwise is either deluded or deliberately spinning.

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Gungahlin Al 12:46 pm
26 Jan 13
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Mothy said :

That is the oddest design plan. No NBN for you on the West side of Northbourne between Barry Drive and Haig Park.

But oh look, the new Northbourne flats will get the NBN, how nice, that ought to help sales along.

Mothy: NBN Co reps have told us several times at GCC meetings that it all comes down to the engineering requirements of the gear they are working with in the exchanges. How it looks on a map doesn’t enter their consideration. And see my previous comment about all of North Canberra following on its heels, making it a moot point anyway…

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sjd1991 1:21 pm
26 Jan 13
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The most area here are for education and business. It’s kinda interesting why ANU is desperate for NBN as I assume they have great internet

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KT67 3:06 pm
26 Jan 13
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Great to see they have included the Northbourne flats in the civic roll out

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screaming banshee 9:23 am
27 Jan 13
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gooterz said :

MrPC said :

Alright! NBN at Floriade! This should be interesting…

Nbn at captain cook jet is more interesting

Maybe it’s to stop having problems with the value.

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PantsMan 9:28 am
27 Jan 13
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WOW. Government releases Media Release that says there is a map made by NBN Co. that shows that sometime after the next election construction will start on the NBN in Civic.

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