The Government will extend the network packages for the NBN, including fibre-to-the-node, to a third of the country by 2020.
The Government announced the package on Monday morning and said the extension would allow the Government to meet its target of providing broadband speeds of 50 megabits per second to 100 megabit per second.
A spokesperson for NBN Co said the plan was to provide more coverage and faster speeds to the average home and business in 2020, compared with what is being achieved today.
“Our focus in 2020 will be to deliver an average speed of 50Mbps to 100Mbps across the full network, while ensuring we can provide a more sustainable and resilient NBN by supporting the adoption of new technologies,” the spokesperson said.
“The rollout of the NBN has already delivered over 500,000 premises with an average download speed of 25Mbps, and the average upload speed of 100Mbps.”
By 2020, we will have delivered over 50 million premises and delivered an average of 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
“It is critical that we continue to deliver fibre-based broadband to all households, businesses and institutions, ensuring the network can deliver a more resilient and secure NBN to ensure our future prosperity and security.”
The spokesperson added that the Government was committed to meeting the 2020 target of delivering 50Mbps per second broadband speeds to 100Mbps.”NBN Co will continue to make every effort to deliver this target, and we will continue working towards achieving that.”
We know that there is a lot more to be done to meet the goal of 50Mbpc to 100mbpc, and that will be addressed by our NBN Co team in the months ahead.”NBNCo said the Government’s plan would see NBN Co build fibre-optic networks to provide high-speed connectivity to about one million premises across the country.”
Fibre-optics will provide a world class, world class network that will deliver speeds of up to 2Gbps, providing consumers with a choice of fibre broadband services,” NBN Co’s spokesperson said in a statement.”
This will enable Australians to have more choice and access to high-quality digital services, including NBN Co TV, and access their favorite TV and music services on demand.
“In addition, this will also enable NBN Co to deliver the fibre to the premises (FTTP) rollout, which will deliver faster speeds for businesses and households.”
NbnCo said it would work with NBN Co in 2020 to deliver these high-performing and high-capacity networks.
“With the introduction of fibre-connector technology, NBN Co will be able to deliver high speed fibre-wireless broadband to about 1.5 million premises in 2020,” the company said.