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NBN rollout. To 2014 we wait (unless we live in Gungahlin)

By johnboy - 29 March 2012 48

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Labor MLA Chris Bourke has tweeted the planned NBN rollout.

Coming up in Canberra is Belconnen, Crace, Civic, Deakin, Kambah, Manuka, Monash and Scullin.

Julia Gillard has announced she intends 135,000 homes, businesses, schools and hospitals to be connected in Canberra by mid 2014.

NBNco has an interactive map.

It appears outside of Gungahlin and Mitchell we’re all going to be waiting until [after] 2014.

UPDATE 29/03/12 15:44: Chief Minister Gallagher has expressed her joy at not being left out.

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Gungahlin Al 11:45 pm 30 Mar 12

People are jumping to worst-case conclusions here. NBN execs have attended multiple meetings with Gungahlin Community Council and they have repeatedly pointed out that it makes no financial sense to establish the local installation team, start the work and do part of Canberra then pack up and go, only to come back again and restart later.

They told us that once they start in Gungahlin, they will continue until all of Gungahlin is done and then continue unabated until Canberra is finished. The “Starting within 3 years” means starting somewhere between 1 and 3 years. And they have also said to us multiple times that once they start an area, it will generally be completed within one year.

So while it is great for Gungahlin to be a Stage 2 release site, it is great for all of Canberra that the Gungahlin community’s campaign for better broadband paid off, because all of Canberra will be up and running before so many other parts of the country as a result.

Meanwhile I see that approximately half of the sites to be done under the 3-year rollout are in Coalition electorates. I bet there are very few Coalition MPs out there today telling their constituents that they reckon there electorate should be taken OFF the list!

And as I type this, there’s a news story on TV of Tweed-jacketed rural mayors complaining that their towns are not on the list… Yep – Abbott and Turnbull are on a real winner with their opposition to this one…

dpm 1:40 pm 30 Mar 12

tommy said :

I recently attended a Canberra Business Council lunch at the press club (kindly paid for by one of my contacts who needed to make up numbers on a table). Michael Malone from iinet was there to gloat and reassure Canberra how wonderful it was that iinet owned Transact.

Anyway, one of the concerning points he made about the NBN (all points he made were glowing) was that areas of Canberra serviced by Transact fibre cable were going to be considered by the government as “serviced adequately by the NBN”. Argh. The Transact plans are awful – and awfully expensive…

This is what I was getting at with my earlier queries. Surely they must have (had) some reason to buy what is effectively a lemon? Though, it looks like we are well past the point of them selling it to NBN so I really don’t know how they are going to get much business out of it? It just seems a bit odd to me. Sorry, i’m stupid….

Thoroughly Smashed 12:24 pm 30 Mar 12

Thoroughly Smashed said :

TransACT cabled areas can only be considered “serviced adequately by the NBN” if NBNCo takes ownership of the TransACT network. It’s not NBN otherwise.

And then, the parts of that particular network that aren’t up to “NBN spec” would need replacing anyway.

I wouldn’t be too worried about it.

Thoroughly Smashed 12:21 pm 30 Mar 12

tommy said :

Anyway, one of the concerning points he made about the NBN (all points he made were glowing) was that areas of Canberra serviced by Transact fibre cable were going to be considered by the government as “serviced adequately by the NBN”. Argh. The Transact plans are awful – and awfully expensive…

TransACT cabled areas can only be considered “serviced adequately by the NBN” if NBNCo takes ownership of the TransACT network. It’s not NBN otherwise.

Dilandach 11:14 am 30 Mar 12

CitizenK said :

BTW – love reading all the ignorance around the technology. I am no expert, but some stuff in this thread is hilarious. (espec the association with asbestos and an outdated speed of light)

It’s incredibly irritating and disheartening.

But if people want to turn to Alan Jones for their technical opinions, they get what they deserve.

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