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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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watto23 12:09 pm 01 Feb 13

Technically now the coalition policy is FTTN, not as good, but better than nothing, still last election there were alot of coalition puppets telling us wireless was the future and there is no need for fixed infrastructure…..

Gungahlin Al 9:46 am 30 Jan 13

Mav said :

The one thing I have wondered about with the NBN is how long after the NBN is installed in an area before all the copper network is removed?

Is it done at the same time as the fibre is being run or is it something Telstra does after every single house is connected up to the NBN?

I ask cause if it is done before everyone is connected to the NBN infrastructure then there could be quite a long time interval without having a home phone or Internet access other than relying on mobile phones.

Two years after, I believe they’ve told us in meetings in Gungahlin. This is why Telstra has backed away from their stupid requirement initially to lock everyone into keeping (and paying for) old fashioned copper voice line rental. Too late Telstra – you lost me with that little dose of dumb.

Mav 9:37 am 30 Jan 13

The one thing I have wondered about with the NBN is how long after the NBN is installed in an area before all the copper network is removed?

Is it done at the same time as the fibre is being run or is it something Telstra does after every single house is connected up to the NBN?

I ask cause if it is done before everyone is connected to the NBN infrastructure then there could be quite a long time interval without having a home phone or Internet access other than relying on mobile phones.

watto23 9:36 pm 29 Jan 13

Roundhead89 said :

Notice how the Labor and Green voting areas are getting it before everybody else?

Yeah I saw this mentioned on another site and it was shot done pretty easily, showing the electorates etc. In Canberra Gungahlin was an obvious need (I’m in tuggers BTW), They start from civic now and Queanbeyan as its a POI for southern Canberra. I want it now, but I also want the project done properly and completed and my fear is Abbott will do his best to stuff it up.

rosscoact 5:48 pm 29 Jan 13

Roundhead89 said :

Notice how the Labor and Green voting areas are getting it before everybody else?

As it bloody well should be.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:17 pm 29 Jan 13

Roundhead89 said :

Notice how the Labor and Green voting areas are getting it before everybody else?

Not real bright, huh?

Roundhead89 4:03 pm 29 Jan 13

Notice how the Labor and Green voting areas are getting it before everybody else?

Gungahlin Al 11:51 am 29 Jan 13

Speaking of Abbott’s opposition to the NBN, this is brilliant – his own guy Peter Dutton running a campaign to petition for faster NBN rollout: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/moreton/petition-launched-to-fast-track-broadband-rollout-for-businesses-in-strathpine-and-brendale/story-fn8m0yu3-1226561982053

‘So it is in my electorate before we shut it down for everyone else’??

watto23 11:33 am 29 Jan 13

Clearly no one here whinging knows how these things are planned and rolled out. The shape of the footprint is governed by many things. Once this is done, they’ll progress to the next stage. We should be more worried if Abbott gets in and starts telling us we don’t need the NBN, we just need some half-done solution instead, because it looks better financially, but doesn’t actually enable anything to be done.

FYI i’d be happy for Abbott to win the election if he supported the NBN, even though he clearly has no idea regarding the NBN.

Gungahlin Al 11:02 am 29 Jan 13

Mothy said :

Al,

I appreciate your enthusiasm and campaigning for Gungahlin’s internet, but your faith in what they tell you is a little too strong.

Construction commencing within a year is not the same as connections done. Commencing within a year can still be rolled back within an electoral cycle.

Some areas of Gungahlin have only had ropes pulled, no fibre. Some work is quick, other work is slow – take a drive along Wellesley Street in Amaroo (in particular, number 44 or 46 – driveway), or Wanganeen in Ngunnawal, particularly near the primary school. Pit works all over the shop. Yes, due to Telstra under build in the first place. But still a delay. A pre-fibre delay.

On Standard of work – see this post from Whirlpool and watch as the contractors that connect up homes (some, NOT ALL) will make it all too easy for the Opposition to point the finger at what could easily be portrayed as, if not become, another “pink batts” style scandal of people doing things on the cheap while billing the Govt.

I pray you are right on the work being committed before Abbott and Co torpedo it back to a FTTN network. In the interim, I desperately hope for the removal of obstacles to my connection, the speeding up of works in my suburb, and the removal of distractions and theatre like starting a rollout in more densely populated areas that are already served by ADSL2+ so they can claim success on a “construction completed or commenced” basis.

Understand what you are saying, and many are justifably concerned about the potential damage of an Abbott govt to NBN as a national scheme, which is far more important than a patchwork upgrade.

The key words from my previous post though were “may have work committed” – meaning contracts signed and locked in, even if the work is yet to come. Although I’m not certain, I would have thought that the timetable NBN Co have published indicates just that? If so, then that would be good for a big chunk of the north side. West Belco and the southside would still be sweating on the election outcome though…

Mothy 9:28 am 29 Jan 13

Gungahlin Al said :

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…

Al,

I appreciate your enthusiasm and campaigning for Gungahlin’s internet, but your faith in what they tell you is a little too strong.

Construction commencing within a year is not the same as connections done. Commencing within a year can still be rolled back within an electoral cycle.

Some areas of Gungahlin have only had ropes pulled, no fibre. Some work is quick, other work is slow – take a drive along Wellesley Street in Amaroo (in particular, number 44 or 46 – driveway), or Wanganeen in Ngunnawal, particularly near the primary school. Pit works all over the shop. Yes, due to Telstra under build in the first place. But still a delay. A pre-fibre delay.

On Standard of work – see this post from Whirlpool and watch as the contractors that connect up homes (some, NOT ALL) will make it all too easy for the Opposition to point the finger at what could easily be portrayed as, if not become, another “pink batts” style scandal of people doing things on the cheap while billing the Govt.

I pray you are right on the work being committed before Abbott and Co torpedo it back to a FTTN network. In the interim, I desperately hope for the removal of obstacles to my connection, the speeding up of works in my suburb, and the removal of distractions and theatre like starting a rollout in more densely populated areas that are already served by ADSL2+ so they can claim success on a “construction completed or commenced” basis.

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