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More NBN connections for Gungahlin

By johnboy - 19 October 2011 16

The Chief Minister has announced the start of an expanded Gungahlin rollout for the National Broadband Network.

“It is fantastic news for the residents of Gungahlin and for Canberra that the initial NBN rollout has commenced and will expand from the 6,000 premises already commenced to 20,800 premises.

“Residents of Gungahlin will start to see the early work over the next couple of weeks. NBN Co has been regularly updating the Gungahlin community and further consultations between the NBN Co and the Gungahlin Community Council will take place in November,” the Chief Minister said

The first sites to be rolled out will be in Ngunnawal and Amaroo but this will provide significant benefits for the whole community.

“We are particularly pleased that Canberra has been included so early in the rollout of the NBN, and know that a connected Gungahlin will have positive flow on effects for the rest of Canberra,” the Chief Minister said.

See how much you like that network when Stephen Conroy blacks out the undesirable content from it.

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More NBN connections for Gungahlin
rosscoact 7:50 am 09 Aug 12

Yet people seem to enjoy living there. Go figure.

Truthiness 1:59 am 09 Aug 12

gungahlin is such a joke of town planning, over populated and under provisioned from the start, who on earth designed the spaghetti junction roads? I never quite figured out how eastern amaroo residents were actually meant to get into the town center, it seemed like the main route went through a series of tiny back streets. Is horse park ever going to be finished?

ngunnawal is a ghetto, terrible crime stats, and how often do those shops get trashed Conroy must really love bogans, unleashing the gunners lads is sure to raise the standard of internet commentary.

Masquara 7:44 pm 08 Aug 12

Conroy on NBN delays:

” We are concentrating on the learnings …. to help make sure the delays are kept to a minimum” …

Any news on how the up-to-two-year delays will affect Canberra connections?

shadow boxer 12:30 pm 20 Oct 11

I live in one of those maps as the first to be provisioned.

We tried to get ADSL from Telatra and they just said sorry too far away from the exchange, can’t help you.

Finally got ADSL from iprimus but I get about 1-1.5 mbps.

I am happy to keep the riotact informed on progress if I see any as i’ll be signing up straight away.

dvaey 12:10 pm 20 Oct 11

hotwaterservice said :

“The lack of broadband has meant I could not easily develop a home-based Internet dependent business for over a decade.

Take heart, now you have NBN, you can finally develop your home based business and make over $736/hr as all the email scams claim… It is a bit rich to claim you cannot start an internet-based business simply because you dont have home internet.

On a similarly related note, what is the coverage of longreach like in Gungahlin? We recently switched to Longreach broadband and receive much better service than previously on cable, it took 2hr to setup within a week of us signing up as a new customer. Gungahlin residents seem to be complaining a lot about the poor service of Telstra, when so many other companies seem to be offering comparable services (albeit mostly via wireless)

DUB 12:01 pm 20 Oct 11

When will the rest of Canberra get NBN? I am sick of wasting 30 mins on downloading movies.LOL

Gungahlin Al 11:51 am 20 Oct 11

As our GCC meetings have previously been advised, the first sites were based entirely on engineering considerations, not perceived “need”. Sorry Hotwaterservice. But as also advised to us, once they start, they will keep going through all of Gungahlin and then through all of Canberra. They are already out there pking their heads down pits and stuff.

So this week’s announcement is just formalising what NBN Co have already told a recent GCC meeting with about 120 people attending. Good to have it formalised, and with the PM’s seal, though!

I’m in Harrison and hanging out for it too, to be able to tell Telstra what they can do with their non-naked ADSL and ever-increasing mandatory landline fee.

We were hoping that NBN Co would be back to us at our November meeting but it looks like that will be pushed back to the one on 14 December. Keep an eye out through http://www.facebook.com/gungahlin for updates.

Thoroughly Smashed 12:06 pm 19 Oct 11

Thoroughly Smashed said :

johnboy said :

See how much you like that network when Stephen Conroy blacks out the undesirable content from it.

The NBN and any hypothetical internet filtering are different layers of infrastructure and not at all related.

And, I should also say, entirely different pieces of legislation.

Thoroughly Smashed 12:05 pm 19 Oct 11

johnboy said :

See how much you like that network when Stephen Conroy blacks out the undesirable content from it.

The NBN and any hypothetical internet filtering are different layers of infrastructure and not at all related.

watto23 11:33 am 19 Oct 11

hotwaterservice said :

“The first sites to be rolled out will be in Ngunnawal and Amaroo but this will provide significant benefits for the whole community.”

Great! Given that Palmerston in Gungahlin has been waiting 16-plus years for a decent broadband service it would be cool if there would be some priority given to Palmerston residents. At the moment I only use wireless as promised versus actual ADSL speeds are a joke!

I think you’ll find that the 6000 initial residences are in Amaroo and Ngunnawal and the 20,000 planed to start in the next 12 months is a continuation. I’ve also heard from Senator Lundy is the plan is to continue cabling after that the rest of the ACT.

The NBN is the only thing either side of politics has contributed lately that is a good idea, despite the naysayers who argue with poorly formed technical arguments or on money alone.

I live in a suburb that is at the mercy of Telstra, so the supposedly cheap ADSL2 deals that are available to many skip me, because the exchange for Bonython and Greenway, has no other DSLAMs in it. Still I appreciate the fact I’m not in Gungahlin with bigger issues than mine! In fact Gungahlin is also a perfect example of why wireless isn’t the answer also. Friends of mine complain about the dodgy wireless services out that way too.

hotwaterservice 11:18 am 19 Oct 11

Actually the South Korean comparison with Australia is relevant not just for broadband and its implementation ala NBN or lack of it but also for projects such as High Speed Rail (HSR) which is going great in South Korea with their KTX (ala TGV) services – the east coast corridor – Melbourne-Canberra-Sydney in the first instance would surely benefit. Is the delay in getting NBN and HSR an example of a lack of courage and vision in our political and business leaders?

hotwaterservice 11:13 am 19 Oct 11

“The first sites to be rolled out will be in Ngunnawal and Amaroo but this will provide significant benefits for the whole community.”

Great! Given that Palmerston in Gungahlin has been waiting 16-plus years for a decent broadband service it would be cool if there would be some priority given to Palmerston residents. At the moment I only use wireless as promised versus actual ADSL speeds are a joke!

The lack of broadband has meant I could not easily develop a home-based Internet dependent business for over a decade. Hoping that the current developments of NBN in Gungahlin and Palmerston in particular bear fruit!

It would have been a cool thing to have focussed on Gungahlin residents who have been suffering the lack of broadband the longest – indeed Palmerston was supposed to be the first broadband suburb in Australia – project killed off due to John Howard and the mindless mandarins at Telstra – they couldn’t see the future if it was on the end of their pointy noses!

Ah … as always … it is the starting that is the bottleneck!

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step; or, as in our case in Gungahlin and in long suffering Palmerston in particular, a journey of a thousand terabytes begins with a single bit – the important bit – starting!

Just coming back from yet another trip to South Korea – where broadband is plentiful the lack of it for almost two decades grates even more!

Chop71 10:19 am 19 Oct 11

Who gets to “press the button”?

Mothy 10:00 am 19 Oct 11

This makes me ridiculously happy. Now to hope they get the connection in before the next election.

dave__ 9:21 am 19 Oct 11

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