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Media Release Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity

NBN fibre rollout goes into high gear in South Australia The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced 327,300 South Australian homes and businesses will have access to National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre services under NBN Co’s first three year fibre rollout plan.

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327,300 homes and businesses in the three year NBN rollout • Construction to begin between 1 April 2012

and 30 June 2015

•

NBN fibre is already under construction to 27,800 SA premises •

The indicative three year rollout plan lists the South Australian locations where construction of the national fibre network will begin between 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2015.

Under the three year rollout plan, construction of the South Australian fibre network will begin in 142 NBN Fibre Serving Areas Modules (FSAM)—each containing about 3000 homes and businesses.

“That means the NBN rollout is about to go into high gear,” Senator Conroy said.

“In the next three years, 327,300 homes and businesses in South Australia will be on the way to having, or will already have, access to NBN fibre services.”

The fibre rollout is currently under construction to 27,800 premises in South Australia. There are 1,200 homes and businesses that already have access to NBN fibre services.

The NBN will deliver high-speed fibre broadband access to 93 per cent of homes and businesses, capable of speeds of up to one gigabit per second. Seven per cent will have access to high-speed fixed wireless or next-generation satellite technologies providing peak speeds of 12 megabits per second.

The NBN is critical infrastructure that will secure the economic future of those living in South Australia and across Australia, and will support Australia becoming a leading digital economy by 2020, with improved online access to health and aged care, education, and access to government services.

“The NBN will also support a new wave of digital innovation that will change the way Australians live, do business, receive services and connect with the world,” Senator Conroy said.

ldquo;The NBN will enhance the lives of every Australian, grow productivity, and maintain our global competitiveness. It will provide regional Australia in particular with unprecedented opportunities for businesses to connect to distant markets both here and overseas.

“As I’ve said before, it is important to understand the NBN is more than just faster downloads. The NBN is the platform on which businesses will develop better and more efficient ways of running their enterprises and improving productivity.”

Senator the Hon. Stephen Conroy Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity

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NBN Co, the company building and operating the NBN, released its first 12-month rollout schedule in October 2011. That schedule, updated for the first time in February 2012, will be updated quarterly.

The three year rollout plan will be updated each year.

NBN Co has established an interactive searchable map on its website detailing the rollout, available at: www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map.html

Date: 29 March 2012 Contact: Suzie Brady 0408 258 457

Attachment A

Summary of three year indicative rollout plan

State/ Territory Locations where work will begin before 30 June 2015

Total

premises where work is underway,

expected to commence by 30 June 2015 or

completed

South Australia Adelaide, Aldgate, Aldinga Beach, Allenby Gardens, Ardrossan, Ascot Park, Ashford, Auldana, Balaklava, Balhannah, Banksia Park, Bedford Park, Belair, Bellevue Heights, Beulah Park, Birdwood, Black Forest, Blackwood, Blair Athol, Blakiston, Bordertown, Bridgewater, Broadview, Brooklyn Park, Burnside, Burra, Burton, Camden Park, Carrickalinga, Clapham, Clare, Clarence Gardens, Clarence Park, Clearview, Cleve, Clovelly Park, College Park, Collinswood, Colonel Light Gardens, Coromandel Valley, Cowandilla, Cowell, Crafers, Crafers West, Craigburn Farm, Craigmore, Crystal Brook, Cumberland Park, Daw Park, Dudley Park, Dulwich, Eden Hills, Edwardstown, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Downs, Elizabeth East, Elizabeth Grove, Elizabeth Park, Elizabeth South, Elizabeth Vale, Elizabeth West, Encounter Bay, Enfield, Erindale, Evandale, Evanston, Evanston Gardens, Evanston Park, Everard Park, Firle, Fisherman Bay, Fitzroy, Flinders Park, Forestville, Freeling, Gawler, Gawler Belt, Gawler East, Gawler South, Gawler West, Gepps Cross, Gilberton, Glandore, Glenalta, Glenelg, Glenelg East, Glenelg North, Glenelg South, Glengowrie, Goolwa Beach, Goolwa North, Goolwa South, Greenock, Hackney, Hahndorf, Hallett Cove, Happy Valley, Hawthorndene, Hayborough, Hazelwood Park, Heathfield, Heathpool, Hewett, Highbury, Hillbank, Hilton, Hindmarsh, Hope Valley, Ingle Farm, Jamestown, Jerusalem, Joslin, Kapunda, Keith, Kensington, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, Kent Town, Keswick, Kidman Park, Kilburn, Kimba, Kingston SE, Kurralta Park, Leabrook, Littlehampton, Lockleys, Longwood, Lonsdale, Lower Mitcham, Loxton, Lynton, Macclesfield, Magill, Maitland, Mannum, Marden, Marino, Marion, Marleston, Marryatville, Maslin Beach, Mawson Lakes, Maylands, McCracken, McLaren Vale, Medindie, Medindie Gardens, Melrose Park, Meningie, Mile End, Mile End South, Mitchell Park, Moana, Modbury, Modbury Heights, Modbury North, Moonta, Moonta Bay, Morphettville, Mount Barker, Mount George, Murray Bridge, Murray Bridge East, Mylor, Nailsworth, Nairne, Netley, New Town, Normanville, North Adelaide, North Beach, North Moonta, North Plympton, Northern Heights, Northfield, Norwood, Novar Gardens, Old Noarlunga, Old Reynella, Ovingham, Paechtown, Panorama, Para Hills, Para Hills West, Para Vista, Paralowie, Park Holme, Pasadena, Payneham, Payneham South, Penrice, Peterborough, Piccadilly, Pinks Beach, Plympton, Plympton Park, Pooraka, Port Augusta, Port Broughton, Port Elliot, Port Mannum, Port Noarlunga South, Port Pirie, Port Pirie South, Port Willunga, Prospect, Quorn, Redwood Park, Reynella, Reynella East, Richmond, Ridgehaven, Risdon Park, Riverglades, Riverton, Rose Park, Rosslyn Park, Roxby Downs, Royston Park, Saddleworth, Salisbury North, Seaford, Seaford Meadows, Seaford Rise, Sefton Park, Sellicks Beach, Sheidow Park, Skye, Solomontown, Somerton Park, South Plympton, St Agnes, St Marys, St Morris, St Peters, Stepney, Stirling, Stonyfell, Strathalbyn, Swanport, Tailem Bend, Tatachilla, Tea Tree

327,300

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Gully, Teringie, Thebarton, Tiddy Widdy Beach, Toorak Gardens, Torrens Park, Torrensville, Tranmere, Trinity Gardens, Trott Park, Tusmore, Two Wells, Underdale, Upper Sturt, Vale Park, Valley View, Verdun, Victor Harbor, Vista, Walkerville, Walkley Heights, Wallaroo Mines, Wattle Park, Welland, West Hindmarsh, West Richmond, Whyalla, Whyalla Jenkins, Whyalla Norrie, Whyalla Playford, Whyalla Stuart, Willaston, Wingfield, Woodcroft, Woodforde and Woomera.

Notes:

NBN Co will release maps indicating boundaries for construction in the locations listed above at the beginning of the construction stage. • It takes approx. twelve months once the map is released until the area is ready for service. •

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