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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 Queensland The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced 678,600 Queensland homes and businesses will have access to National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre services under NBN Co’s first three year fibre rollout plan.

QLD Highlights

678,600 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 37,300 QLD premises •

The indicative three year rollout plan lists the Queensland 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 Queensland fibre network will begin in 270 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, 678,600 homes and businesses in Queensland will be on the way to having, or will already have, access to NBN fibre services.”

The fibre rollout is currently under construction to 37,300 premises in Queensland. There are 3,000 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 Queensland 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.

ldquo;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.

“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

Queensland Acacia Ridge, Aitkenvale, Alexandra Headland, Algester, Allenstown, Amberley, Annerley, Archerfield, Armstrong Beach, Ascot, Ashmore, Aspley, Augustine Heights, Avenell Heights, Avoca, Balgal Beach, Balmoral, Banksia Beach, Banyo, Basin Pocket, Bayview Heights, Belgian Gardens, Bellara, Bellbird Park, Belmont, Benowa, Bentley Park, Berrinba, Berserker, Blackstone, Bli Bli, Blue Mountain Heights, Bohle, Bongaree, Boondall, Booval, Brassall, Bridgeman Downs, Brightview, Brinsmead, Broadbeach, Broadbeach Waters, Bulimba, Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg East, Bundaberg North, Bundaberg South, Bundaberg West, Bundall, Bundamba, Bungalow, Burbank, Burdell, Burnside, Bushland Beach, Caboolture, Caboolture South, Cairns City, Cairns North, Calamvale, Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Carina, Carina Heights, Carindale, Carole Park, Carseldine, Castle Hill, Centenary Heights, Chermside, Chermside West, Churchill, Chuwar, Clear Island Waters, Clifton Beach, Coalfalls, Coes Creek, Collingwood Park, Coolana, Coolum Beach, Coopers Plains, Cotswold Hills, Cranbrook, Cranley, Currajong, Daisy Hill, Dakabin, Dayboro, Deebing Heights, Deeragun, Depot Hill, Diddillibah, Dinmore, Drayton, Drewvale, Dutton Park, Eagle Farm, Earlville, East Brisbane, East Ipswich, East Mackay, East Toowoomba, Eastern Heights, Ebbw Vale, Edge Hill, Edmonton, Eight Mile Plains, Ellen Grove, Everton Hills, Fairfield, Fitzgibbon, Flinders View, Frenchville, Freshwater, Gailes, Garbutt, Geebung, Gilston, Glenvale, Godwin Beach, Goodna, Gordonvale, Gowrie Junction, Griffin, Gulliver, Hamilton, Harlaxton, Harristown, Hatton Vale, Hawthorne, Hay Point, Heatley, Hendra, Hermit Park, Highfields, Highgate Hill, Highland Park, Highworth, Holloways Beach, Hyde Park, Ipswich, Jensen, Kallangur, Kangaroo Point, Kanimbla, Karawatha, Karrabin, Kawana, Kearneys Spring, Kedron, Kensington Grove, Kepnock, Kewarra Beach, Kingston, Kirwan, Koongal, Kuluin, Kuraby, Labrador, Larapinta, Leichhardt, Logan Central, Machans Beach, Mackay, Main Beach, Mango Hill, Manoora, Manunda, Mapleton, Marburg, Marcoola, Mareeba, Marian, Maroochydore, McDowall, Meringandan, Meringandan West, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters, Miami, Middle Ridge, Millbank, Minden, Molendinar, Moore Park Beach, Moores Pocket, Mooroobool, Morningside, Mount Coolum, Mount Kynoch, Mount Lofty, Mount Louisa, Mount Low, Mount Sheridan, Mudjimba, Mundingburra, Murrumba Downs, Mysterton, Nambour, Nathan, Nerang, New Chum, Newtown, Ninderry, Ningi, Norman Gardens, Norman Park, North Booval, North Ipswich, North Lakes, North Toowoomba, North Ward, Northgate, Norville, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Nundah, One Mile, Ooralea, Pacific Paradise, Paget, Pallarenda, Palm Cove, Park Avenue, Parkhurst, Parkinson, Parramatta Park, Petrie, Pimlico, Pinkenba, Plainland, Point Arkwright, Portsmith, Prenzlau, Priestdale, Prince Henry Heights, Raceview, Railway Estate, Rangeville, Redbank, Redbank Plains, Redlynch, Redwood, Regency Downs,

678,600

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Richlands, Ripley, Riverview, Robertson, Rochedale, Rochedale South, Rockhampton City, Rocklea, Rockville, Rosslea, Rowes Bay, Runcorn, Sadliers Crossing, Salisbury, Sandstone Point, Sarina, Seaforth, Seven Hills, Silkstone, Slacks Creek, Smithfield, South Brisbane, South Mackay, South Toowoomba, South Townsville, Southport, Springwood, Stafford Heights, Stratford, Stretton, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Surfers Paradise, Svensson Heights, Taigum, Thabeban, Thagoona, The Range, Thuringowa Central, Tivoli, Toowoomba City, Top Camp, Torrington, Townsville City, Trinity Beach, Trinity Park, Twin Waters, Underwood, Upper Caboolture, Valdora, Vincent, Virginia, Wacol, Walkervale, Walloon, Wandal, Wavell Heights, West End, West Ipswich, West Mackay, West Rockhampton, Westcourt, White Patch, White Rock, Whitfield, Wilsonton, Wilsonton Heights, Woodend, Woodridge, Woolloongabba, Woorim, Woree, Wulkuraka, Wyreema, Yabulu, Yamanto, Yandina, Yaroomba and Zillmere.

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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