National Broadband Network (NBN)
On the Sunshine Coast we are already benefiting from the nbnTM. Two of the four different implementation phases are available here right now.
The nbn is being constructed across Australia using three different technologies. These are optic fibre (in urban areas) fixed wireless (mostly surrounding the urban areas) and satellite (for the rural and remote areas).
On the Sunshine Coast, we already have the Interim Satellite and NBN in New Developments. The satellite coverage is 100% of the Sunshine Coast (subject to certain criteria) with the nbn in New Developments being installed in many new locations. In May 2013, NBN Co released the latest Brownfields Fibre Optic Network Build.
The nbn Fixed Wireless will be rolled out across the Sunshine Coast over the next 2-3 years.
That leaves the nbn Existing Development coverage. The Prime Minister together with NBN Co has announced the three-year rollout plan for Australia. A large proportion of the Sunshine Coast is included in this rollout. For more on this go to nbn Existing Development.
For specific details about your area, enter your address in NBN Co's rollout map
The majority of the fibre build will be located in road reserves or Council-owned land. All residents will be fully informed before any building commences in their neighbourhood.
If you are a local business, and would like further information about how to get involved in the fibre build please email: firstname.lastname@example.org