Half a million NBN fibre connections in limbo

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Half a million NBN fibre connections in limbo

Will you miss out on FTTP?

NBN Co has culled ready for service dates for 506,850 premises in brownfields suburbs across Australia, casting doubt on whether those households will ever receive a fibre-to-the-home connection.

The network builder last night made sweeping changes to the data in its rollout map and to its website, hours after Telstra revealed large-scale changes to NBN ready for service dates.

Ready for Service dates denote when customers in a rollout area can take up a retail internet service.

Among the changes:

  • The NBN rollout map was reformatted to include a new categorisation called "build commenced" areas, denoting locations where NBN Co "has issued contract instructions to construction partners so they can commence work in this area".

But the changes that attracted the most attention are to ready for service dates. These were made in documentation that is infrequently published by Telstra Wholesale.

The changes appear to show the areas that will receive the final 300,000 fibre connections guaranteed in the interim statement of expectations that was given to NBN Co last month.

Kenneth Tsang, founder of myNBN.info, calculated that 307,800 premises in the new dataset have ready for service dates, effectively vetting the 300,000 figure provided by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull last month. A full list of the final brownfields fibre recipients can be found here.

iTnews' analysis of the new dataset shows an additional 506,850 premises in 256 fibre serving area modules (FSAMs) where a future with fibre-to-the-home is far less guaranteed.

These are rollout areas and premises that until now had been given a date on when to expect fibre-to-the-home connections that are ready to carry retail internet services. As of late last night, the ready for service date has been switched to "TBA".

NBN Co and the Government won't formally confirm which premises will miss out on fibre-to-the-home until a 60-day strategic review is completed late next month.

iTnews is seeking additional comment from NBN Co.

Are you in the half-million?

NSW - Sydney metropolitan:

FSAMs Affected Suburbs Construction
Commenced
Premises
2BLK-07,
09, 10
Blacktown, Eastern Creek,
Prospect, Arndell Park,
Doonside, Woodcroft
Feb-April 2013 8700
2CBT-01 Campbelltown, Bradbury May 2013 3000
2HOM-04 Strathfield Dec 2012 2300
2LID-07, 08 Auburn Dec 2012, Jan 2013 5400
2LIV-02, 03, 04 Lurnea, Liverpool Feb 2013-Apr 2013 9700
2PTH-07, 08 Werrington Downs, Cambridge
Park, Kingswood
Mar-Apr 2013 4300
2RCH-07 Richmond Lowlands, Clarendon Mar 2013 500

NSW - Regional:

FSAMs Affected Locations Construction
Commenced
Premises
2COR-04, 05,
06, 07, 08
Woonona, Russell Vale,
Corrimal, Bellambi, Tarrawanna,
Fairy Meadow, Fernhill,
Towradgi, Balgownie
Dec 2012-Feb 2013 13,200
2DAP-01, 05,
06
Kembla Grange, Wongawilli,
Horsley, Marshall Mount, 
Penrose, Dapto  
Nov-Dec 2012 4800
2DBB-03 Dubbo March 2013 2400
2GOS-07, 08 Point Clare, Tascott, 
Koolewong, Somersby, Kariong
Oct-Nov 2012 5300
2GRN-02 South Grafton, Waterview 
Heights, Grafton
Apr 2013 3000
2LJT-05, 06,
08, 09
Bateau Bay, The Entrance, 
Long Jetty, Toowoon Bay, 
Blue Bay
Dec 2012-Mar 2013 11,600
2MAI-03, 07, 11 Pitnacree, Tenambit, East Maitland, 
Raworth, Metford, Morpeth
Dec 2012-Feb 2013 7500
2MDG-01, 02, 03 Mudgee, Putta Bucca,
Bombira, Burrundulla
Sep-Nov 2012 6100
2MYF-01 Mayfield Mar 2013 2800
2TEE-01, 03, 05 Taree, Cundletown Sep-Dec 2012 6800
2TRK-01 The Rock May 2013 400
2WAG--01, 02,
03, 04
North Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga,
Moorong, Boorooma, Cartwrights Hill,
Estella, Bomen, Turvey Park,
Charles Sturt University
Mar-May 2013 7300
2WLG--02,
03, 04, 05, 06
Wollongong, West Wollongong,
Mangerton, Mount Keira, Keiraville,
Gwynneville, Mount Saint
Thomas, Coniston
Sep 2012-Jan 2013 9900

 

Victoria:

FSAMs Affected Locations Construction
Commenced
Premises
3BRA-07 Golden Point, Mount Pleasant,
Bakery Hill
Apr 2013 2400
3BRU-07, 08 Brunswick, Brunswick West Dec 2012 4500
3CBN-04, 05 Cranbourne May 2013 5500
3CTN-03, 04, 06 Carlton, Melbourne, Parkville Sep 2012-Feb 2013 3800
3FSR-01, 04, 05 Seddon, West Melbourne,
Footscray, Yarraville
Dec 2012-Mar 2013 8000
3KAL-02, 05 Frankston, Langwarrin Nov 2012-Mar 2013 5100
3KEY-01, 03, 04 Keysborough, Noble Park Jan-Apr 2013 7400
3SMR-08 South Morang May 2013 2400
3TMN-06 Melbourne Airport Feb 2013 2500
3WER-01 Werribee Apr 2013 2700

Read on for tables for all other states and territories.

Queensland:

FSAMs Affected Locations Construction
Commenced
Premises
4AAR-02, 06 Algester, Calamvale Mar 2013 5500
4ACO-05, 06,
07, 08
Eagle Farm, Pinkenba,  Mar-Apr 2013 1150
4APL-05, 06, 07
08, 09 
Boondall, Fitzgibbon, 
Carseldine, Bridgeman Downs,
Taigum
Oct 2012-May 2013 10,500
4ASH-01, 02 Benowa, Ashmore, Bundall Dec 2012 4900
4BBE-01, 02,
03, 08
Kepnock, Walkervale, Bundaberg South, 
Gooburrum, Bundaberg North, Kalkie,
Rubyanna, Bundaberg East, 
Bundaberg West, Bundaberg Central
Mar 2013 10,900
4BDB-03, 04 Riverview, Dinmore, Redbank,
Collingwood Park
May 2013 3500
4CAI-06 Manunda, Cairns North May 2013 2300
4FRV-02 Norman Gardens, Frenchville May 2013 2800
4GDN-07, 08 Bellbird Park, Augustine Heights, 
Ellen Grove, Gailes, Wacol, Carole Park
Oct 2012-Jan 2013 4100
4GUL-07 Kirwan, Thuringowa Central, Cranbrook Mar 2013 2600
4IPS-03, 08 Leichhardt, Wulkuraka, Karrabin, 
Yamanto, Churchill
Mar 2013 4300
4KLG-07 Kallangur Feb 2013 2700
4MKY-05 Paget, Bakers Creek May 2013 1500
4NDG-04, 05, 06 Wavell Heights, Nundah,
Virginia, Northgate, 
Feb-May 2013 9400
4ROT-01, 02
03, 04 
Rockhampton City, The Range,
West Rockhampton, Allenstown,
Wandal, Pink Lily, Depot Hill,
Port Curtis
Nov 2012-Apr 2013 10,400
4SGI-01, 03, 06 Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes,
Spring Mountain, Springfield, Camira, 
Brookwater, Augustine Heights
Mar-May 2013 6600
4SLA-01, 02, 03 Woodridge, Logan Central, Kingston Jan-Feb 2013 7900
4TNS-07 Hyde Park, Pimlico, Hermit Park Apr 2013 1600

 

South Australia:

FSAMs Affected Locations Construction
Commenced
Premises
5ALD-04, 05 Aldinga Beach, Sellicks Beach Aug-Dec 2012 3200
5CPK-01, 02, 03 Panorama, Pasadena, St Marys,
Lynton, Daw Park, Melrose Park,
Colonel Light Gardens, Lower Mitcham,
Torrens Park, Clapham
Feb-Mar 2013 8300
5FLN-01 Adelaide Mar 2013 3100
5GAW-01, 02, 03 Gawler, Gawler Belt, Gawler South,
Gawler West, Willaston, Buchfelde, 
Evanston Park, Hillier, Kudla,
Evanston Gardens, Evanston
Dec 2012-Mar 2013 6000
5MOD-02, 03, 04
05, 06, 07
Holden Hill, Hope Valley, Highbury, 
Para Vista, Valley View, Ingle Farm,
Modbury North, Para Hills, Modbury
Nov 2011-Mar 2013 14,500
5PRO-02, 03, 04,
05, 06
Medindie Gardens, Nailsworth,
Vale Park, Walkerville, Collinswood,
Medindie, Gilberton, Prospect,
Dudley Park, Collinswood, Enfield,
Nailsworth, Sefton Park, Broadview,
Kilburn, Prospect, Blair Athol
Apr-Nov 2012 12,800
5PTA-01, 02, 03 Port Augusta West, Stirling North,
Port Augusta, Wami Kata
Sep 2012 6900
5PTE-01, 02, 03 Victor Harbor, Encounter Bay, 
McCracken, Hayborough
Sep-Oct 2012 7700
5SBY-01 Strathalbyn Jul 2012 2700
5SFD-02, 03, 05 Moana, Seaford Rise, Maslin Beach, 
Old Noarlunga, Noarlunga Downs, 
Seaford, Seaford Meadows,
Port Noarlunga South
Aug 2012-Mar 2013 5200
5STI-01, 02, 03 Bridgewater, Mount George, Stirling,
Aldgate, Crafers West, Piccadilly,
Crafers, Heathfield, Ironbank,
Longwood, Mylor, Upper Sturt
Feb-Dec 2012 7100
5YKL-01 Normanville, Yankalilla, Carrickalinga Sep 2012 3300

 

Western Australia:

FSAMs Affected Locations Construction
Commenced
Premises
6APP-01, 03, 04
05, 06, 07, 08 
Winthrop, Brentwood, Mount Pleasant,
Booragoon, Bull Creek, Murdoch,
Bateman, Applecross, Ardross
Feb 2012-Mar 2013 18,100
6CGE-03, 04, 05 Medina, Naval Base, Orelia,
Wattleup, Hope Valley, 
Kwinana Town Centre, Parmelia,
Calista, The Spectacles, Bertram
Nov 2012-Mar 2013 7800
6GLT-04, 05, 06
07 
Tarcoola Beach, Wandina, Mount Tarcoola, 
West End, Mahomets Flats, Spalding,
Strathalbyn, Webberton, Woorree,
Beresford, Bluff Point
May-Nov 2012 8600
6KAT-01 Katanning Mar 2013 2000
6KOJ-01 Kojonup Mar 2013 500
6MDR-04, 05, 06
07, 08, 09 
Dudley Park, Coodanup, Furnissdale,
Greenfields, Barragup, Halls Head
Mar 2012-Jan 2013 14,100
6MSP-04, 05 Secret Harbour, Singleton, Golden Bay Sep-Dec 2012 3100
6NTH-01 Northampton Nov 2012 600
6NTM-01 Northam Dec 2012 2400
6PNJ-01, 02 Pinjarra, Ravenswood Apr-Jun 2012 3300
6SPT-01, 02, 03
04, 05, 06, 07, 08 
South Perth, Manning, Salter Point,
Como, Karawara, Waterford, Kensington
Apr 2012-Mar 2013 17,800
6VIC-04, 05, 06,
07, 08, 09
East Victoria Park, Carlisle, Kewdale,
Lathlain, Welshpool, St James,
Rivervale, Burswood
Jan 2012-Jan 2013 14,000
6YND-01 South Yunderup, North Yunderup Sep 2012 2200

 

Tasmania:

FSAMs Affected Locations Construction
Commenced
Premises
7BEV-03, 05  Risdon, Geilston Bay, Rose Bay,
Lindisfarne
Sep 2012-Mar 2013 4400
7GEW-02 Bell Bay, Low Head, Beechford Mar 2013 400
7HOB-07,08 New Town, North Hobart, Mount Stuart, 
Lenah Valley
Feb-Mar 2013 4900
7LAU-08, 09, 10 Mowbray, Newnham, Mayfield,
Riverside, Rocherlea, Newnham
Dec 2012-Apr 2013 7800
7LEG-01 Legana, Rosevears, Grindelwald Mar 2013 2000
7NWT-01, 02, 03
04
Claremont, Granton, Austins Ferry,
Montrose, Rosetta, Glenorchy, Chigwell,
Berriedale
Nov 2012 10,600
7SHL-01, 02, 03
04
Prospect, South Launceston,
Summerhill, Kings Meadows,
Prospect Vale, West Launceston,
Prospect, Norwood, Punchbowl,
Kings Meadows
Apr-Jun 2012 10,400
7SHR-01  South Arm, Opossum Bay Apr 2013 900
7WIN-01 Swan Bay, Turners Marsh,
Windermere, Dilston
May 2013 500

 

Northern Territory:

FSAMs Affected Locations Construction
Commenced
Premises
8CSU-04, 05 Malak, Marrara, Moil, Anula, Karama Sep-Nov 2012 4500
8DRW-07, 08 Eaton, Ludmilla, Parap, The Narrows,
Woolner, Bayview, Fannie Bay, Parap,
The Gardens, East Point
Sep-Nov 2012 5900

 

Australian Capital Territory:

FSAMs Affected Locations Construction
Commenced
Premises
9BLC-01, 02 Belconnen, Bruce, Cook,
Macquarie, Aranda
May 2013 6400
9CVI-02, 03, 04
05, 06 
Dickson, O'Connor, Turner,
Braddon, Reid, Campbell,
Ainsle, City, Acton
Dec 2012-Mar 2013 12,700
9QBN-03, 04, 06 Queanbeyan East, The Ridgeway,
Greenleigh, Queanbeyan, Oaks Estate,
Crestwood
Jan-Mar 2013 8200
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