NBN Co leaks 14 fibre locations

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NBN Co leaks 14 fibre locations

Beyond the three-year plan.

An NBN Co data leak has revealed 14 previously-unannounced fibre rollout areas, some with ready for service dates between 2018 and 2020.

The data was cached in a disconnection commencement date spreadsheet uploaded by NBN Co on August 9. It was extracted and cleaned by Joel Dickins, who blogs under the pseudonym Monsta.

The extracted data includes 1108 fibre serving area modules (FSAMs) and an assortment of ready for service dates.

The location of about half of the FSAMs is simply listed as "not published to access seeker". Most can be roughly located using the three-letter code that denotes the fibre serving area (FSA) in which the FSAM sits.

But a data-matching exercise by iTnews shows 26 of the 1108 FSAMs are brand new and sit in 14 FSAs that have not previously been announced.

Many of these previously-unannounced areas sit adjacent to existing brownfields rollout areas included in NBN Co's three-year plan, which is shown on the online rollout map.

The new FSAs and FSAMs are located in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

Those with listed ready for service dates are:

FSA Location State Listed FSAMs RFS Date
2BUR Burwood NSW 2BUR-10 10 March 2018
2GRA Granville NSW 2GRA-08 24 October 2018
2WET Wetherill Park NSW 2WET-08 26 December 2018
4CUR Currumbin QLD 4CUR-06 31 October 2019
      4CUR-07 28 February 2020

Burwood, west of Sydney's CBD, is located adjacent to areas either already serviced by fibre or where construction has commenced.

Granville, in the same vicinity, is sandwiched between areas where construction has commenced or will commence within three years.

Wetherill Park is between areas on the three-year construction roadmap. Currumbin is likewise south of an area already in the three-year plan.

The following new rollout areas do not have construction or ready for service dates, but do not appear in the three-year rollout plan or on the most recent Ready For Service plan as the site of a greenfields development.

FSA Location State Listed FSAMs
2AVA Avalon Beach NSW 01, 02, 03
3BUR Burwood VIC 01, 02, 03, 04
3HUR Hurstbridge VIC 01, 02, 03
4BOO Boonah QLD 01
4FHL Ferny Hills QLD 01, 02, 03, 04
4KLC Kilcoy QLD 01
4POM Pomona QLD 01, 02
4PWT Pittsworth QLD 01
6LWC Lower Chittering Valley WA 01
6MDJ Mundijong WA 01

It is possible not all of these new FSAMs denote brownfields fibre rollout areas; some of these codes may exist simply because one greenfields site within the FSAM boundary has applied for NBN fibre, but does not yet show up on the greenfields waiting list.

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