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The Qld suburbs now in line for super-fast NBN upgrades

NBN contractor Foxcomm install an FTTN on the corner of Parry and Darby Street Cooks Hill, Newcastle NSW 270715. All talent photographed have signed media release forms. Reference Numbers cooks_hill_27072015_001.pdf to cooks_hill_27072015_006

Parts of regional Queensland will soon gain access to super-fast fibre, with NBN Co revealing which new suburbs are on the list.

The upgrade will benefit customers living and working in these suburbs that are currently served by fibre-to-the-node NBN to become eligible for fibre-to-the-premises NBN plans with their internet provider.

This will enable them to access wholesale download speeds close to 1 Gbps on demand by 2023.

An additional 300,000 homes and businesses across Australia are set to benefit from the extension of fibre deeper into communities on top of the previously announced 1.1 million.

Of those additional 300,000 premises, 45,000 are in regional Queensland.

Those Queensland suburbs are: Battery Hill, Bellbowrie, Bli Bli, Brassall, Brinsmead, Coomera, Darling Heights, Edmonton, Condon, Harristown, Maroochydore, Moggill, Newtown, Oakey, Palm Cove, Redland Bay, Sippy Downs, Smithfield, Springfield Lakes, Toowoomba City, Upper Coomera, Yorkeys Knob

So what does this mean for the average internet user?

Head of NBN Local Queensland Kylie Lindsay says these high-speed tiers enable businesses and households to use multiple applications - at the same time.

"It means more people can access more movies, games, software downloads video conferencing - that can all be done simultaneously without any lag," she says.

"It's really important for regional communities to have this good connectivity because it means people can then move to those locations and work but compete with the rest of the world."

Customers will need to speak to their internet provider to organise the upgrade when it becomes available.

It is part of the company's plan to roll out new fibre connections to two million premises by the end of 2023.

Fibre to the Premises means fibre is connected all the way to your office or house. Fibre to the Node has a fibre running to a mini-exchange or node near your premises, which is then connected from that point to your property through traditional copper line.


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