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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 New South Wales The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today announced 1,010,700 New South Wales homes and businesses will have access to National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre services under NBN Co’s first three year fibre rollout plan.

NSW Highlights

1,010,700 homes and businesses in the three year NBN rollout • Construction to begin between 1 April 2012

and 30 June 2015

•

NBN fibre already under construction to 67,900 NSW premises •

The indicative three year rollout plan lists the New South Wales 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 New South Wales fibre network will begin in 382 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, 1,010,700 homes and businesses in New South Wales will be on the way to having, or will already have, access to NBN fibre services.”

The fibre rollout is currently under construction to 67,900 premises in New South Wales. There are 7,400 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 New South Wales 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.

“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

NSW Aberglasslyn, Adamstown, Adamstown Heights, Agnes Banks, Airds, Albury, Alexandria, Ambarvale, Annandale, Appin, Armidale, Arncliffe, Arndell Park, Artarmon, Artarmon, Ashmont, Ashtonfield, Auburn, Austinmer, Avoca Beach, Balgownie, Banksia, Bar Beach, Barangaroo, Bardwell Park, Bardwell Valley, Barrack Heights, Barrack Point, Bateau Bay, Bellambi, Bellevue Hill, Belmore, Bensville, Berala, Beresfield, Berkeley, Berkeley Vale, Berkshire Park, Beverly Hills, Birmingham Gardens, Blackbutt, Blacktown, Blackwall, Blair Athol, Bligh Park, Blue Bay, Boambee, Boambee East, Bolwarra Heights, Bomaderry, Booker Bay, Boorooma, Bourkelands, Bradbury, Brighton-le-Sands, Broadmeadow, Brownsville, Bulli, Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Callaghan, Cambewarra Village, Cambridge Gardens, Cambridge Park, Camden, Camden Park, Camden South, Campbelltown, Camperdown, Campsie, Canley Heights, Canley Vale, Canterbury, Cardiff, Cardiff Heights, Cardiff South, Caringbah, Caringbah South, Carramar, Carrington, Cartwrights Hill, Castle Hill, Casula, Charles Sturt University, Charlestown, Chatswood, Chatswood West, Chippendale, Chipping Norton, Chisholm, Chittaway Bay, Chittaway Point, Clarendon, Claymore, Clemton Park, Coffs Harbour, Colebee, Coledale, Coniston, Constitution Hill, Cooks Hill, Copacabana, Cordeaux Heights, Corrimal, Cranebrook, Crestwood, Cringila, Crows Nest, Currans Hill, Daceyville, Daleys Point, Dapto, Darling Point, Darlington, Davistown, Dawes Point, Denistone, Denistone East, Dolans Bay, Doonside, Double Bay, Dubbo, Dudley, Eagle Vale, Earlwood, East Albury, East Corrimal, East Gosford, East Maitland, East Ryde, East Tamworth, East Wagga Wagga, Eastlakes, Edgecliff, Elderslie, Elermore Vale, Ellis Lane, Empire Bay, Engadine, Englorie Park, Enmore, Erina, Erina Heights, Erskineville, Estella, Ettalong Beach, Eveleigh, Fairfield, Fairfield East, Fairfield Heights, Fairy Meadow, Farmborough Heights, Fernhill, Figtree, Fletcher, Flinders, Forest Lodge, Forresters Beach, Fountaindale, Garden Suburb, Gateshead, Georgetown, Gillieston Heights, Girraween, Glebe, Glen Alpine, Glendale, Glenfield, Glenfield Park, Glenhaven, Glenning Valley, Glenroy, Gosford, Grafton, Grasmere, Grays Point, Green Point, Greenleigh, Greenwich, Greystanes, Gumly Gumly, Gwynneville, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Hamilton, Hamilton East, Hamilton North, Hamilton South, Harrington Park, Harris Park, Haymarket, Haywards Bay, Highfields, Hillsborough, Hillvue, Hobartville, Holgate, Homebush, Homebush West, Horseshoe Bend, Horsfield Bay, Horsley, Hume, Islington, Jamisontown, Jerrabomberra, Jesmond, Junction Hill, Kahibah, Kanahooka, Kangaroo Point, Kangy Angy, Karabar, Kariong, Keiraville, Kensington, Kentlyn, Kiama, Kiama Downs, Killarney Vale, Killcare, Killcare Heights, Kincumber, Kincumber South, Kings Park,

1,010,700

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Kingsford, Kingswood, Koolewong, Koonawarra, Kooringal, Kotara, Kotara South, Kyeemagh, Lake Albert, Lake Heights, Lake Illawarra, Lakelands, Lakemba, Lalor Park, Lambton, Lansdowne, Lansvale, Largs,

Lavington, Leumeah, Lidcombe, Lilli Pilli, Lisarow, Liverpool, Lloyd, Londonderry, Long Jetty, Lorn, Lugarno, Lurnea, Macmasters Beach, Macquarie Hills, Macquarie Park, Magenta, Maitland, Mangerton, Marayong, Mardi, Marsden Park, Marsfield, Maryland, Maryville, Mascot, Matcham, Mayfield, Mayfield East, Mayfield West, Mays Hill, Meadowbank, Merewether, Merewether Heights, Metford, Millers Point, Minnamurra, Miranda, Moorebank, Morpeth, Mosman, Mount Annan, Mount Austin, Mount Elliot, Mount Keira, Mount Ousley, Mount Pleasant, Mount Pritchard, Mount Saint Thomas, Mount Warrigal, Mudgee, Narara, Narellan, Narellan Vale, Naremburn, Narwee, New Lambton, New Lambton Heights, Newcastle, Newcastle East, Newcastle West, Newtown, Niagara Park, North Albury, North Avoca, North Gosford, North Lambton, North Nowra, North Ryde, North Strathfield, North Wagga Wagga, North Wollongong, Nowra, Oakhampton, Oaks Estate, Old Toongabbie, Oxley Vale, Parramatta, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Pearl Beach, Pemulwuy, Pendle Hill, Penrith, Penrose, Phegans Bay, Picketts Valley, Point Clare, Point Frederick, Point Piper, Port Hacking, Port Kembla, Pretty Beach, Primbee, Prospect, Punchbowl, Putney, Pyrmont, Queanbeyan, Queanbeyan East, Queanbeyan West, Rankin Park, Raworth, Redhead, Richmond, Riverstone, Riverwood, Rockdale, Rocky Point, Rookwood, Rosebery, Roselands, Rosemeadow, Ruse, Russell Vale, Rutherford, Ryde, Sandgate, Saratoga, Sawtell, Scarborough, Schofields, Seven Hills, Shell Cove, Shellharbour, Shellharbour City Centre, Shelly Beach, Shortland, Smeaton Grange, South Albury, South Grafton, South Maitland, South Nowra, South Penrith, South Tamworth, South Wentworthville, South Windsor, Spring Farm, Springdale Heights, Springfield, Springvale, St Helens Park, St Huberts Island, St Leonards, St Peters, Stanmore, Strathfield, Surry Hills, Sydenham, Sydney, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Tacoma, Tacoma South, Taminda, Tamworth, Taree, Taren Point, Tarrawanna, Tarro, Tascott, Tatton, Telarah, Tenambit, Terrigal, The Entrance, The Entrance North, The Hill, The Junction, The Ridgeway, The Rocks, Thirroul, Thornton, Thurgoona, Tighes Hill, Tolland, Toongabbie, Toormina, Toowoon Bay, Towradgi, Tuggerah, Tuggerawong, Tumbi Umbi, Turrella, Turvey Park, Ultimo, Umina Beach, Unanderra, Vineyard, Wadalba, Wagga Wagga, Wagstaffe, Wallsend, Wamberal, Warabrook, Waratah, Waratah West, Warilla, Warrawong, Warwick Farm, Watanobbi, Waterfall, Wentworthville, Werrington Downs, West Albury, West Gosford, West Nowra, West Pennant Hills, West Ryde, West Tamworth, West Wollongong, Westmead, Whitebridge, Wickham, Wiley Park, Windang, Windella, Windsor, Windsor Downs, Wolli Creek, Wollongong, Wollstonecraft, Wombarra, Woodberry, Woodbine, Woodcroft, Woollahra, Woonona, Woy Woy, Wyoming, Wyong, Yarrawarrah, Yattalunga, Yowie Bay and Zetland.

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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