NBN Co's take-up by the numbers

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The new breed

South Morang

Melbourne's South Morang is one of 19 mainland second-release sites announced back in 2010.

NBN Co includes two FSAMs here in its take-up statistics, one of which displays the second steepest take-up rate for any of the rollout regions on the graph.

Take-up in 3SMR-03 is already far higher than anything in Brunswick, Armidale or the Tasmanian trial sites, and this has been achieved in far less time.

FSAM Code Location Total Premises Take-Up Rate  Retail Connections
3SMR-03 South Morang  2300  35.7%  821
3SMR-02 South Morang  2600  8.3%  216

NBN Co will undoubtedly be hoping to replicate the take-up rates in other parts of the South Morang build.

Three more FSAMs are expected to be declared fully Ready For Service before the election. NBN Co is angling to have four of the remaining five approved for 'early access' by retail service providers.

FSAM Location Total Premises Ready For Service 
3SMR-01 Mill Park  2700  4 May 2013
3SMR-04 Mill Park  2000  4 May 2013
3SMR-05 Bundoora  2200  20 July 2013
3SMR-06 Mill Park  2600  December 2013
3SMR-07 Mill Park  3400  February 2014

Kingston Beach

Tasmania's Kingston Beach is in stage two of Tasmania's NBN rollout. It has one FSAM boasting a meteoric 37.4 percent take-up inside the first 41 weeks of service availability — the highest take-up of the newer FSAMs.

FSAM Code Location Total Premises Take-Up Rate  Retail Connections
7KIN-01 Kingston Beach  1000  37.4%  374

Another two FSAMs in the area could be completely Ready For Service come election-time; three, if NBN Co gets its way with a second phase of the 'early release program'.

NBN Co hopes to open portions of -02, -03 and -04 to retail services sooner than the Ready For Service date for the entire FSAM respectively, but it is up to the ACCC to agree to the proposal.

FSAM Location Total Premises Ready For Service 
7KIN-02 Blackmans Bay  2300  September 2013
7KIN-03 Kingston, Blackmans Bay  2500  1 June 2013
7KIN-04 Kingston, Huntingfield  2400  November 2013
7KIN-05 Kingston, Bonnet Hills  600  December 2013

Crace

Parts of Canberra's north have been waiting a long time for fast broadband.

The suburb of Gungahlin, in particular, was the subject of a long-running grassroots campaign before it was selected as a second-release NBN site.

It's not particularly surprising, then, that NBN Co is reporting good early take-up in the parts where fibre has been laid.

FSAM Code Location Total Premises Take-Up Rate  Retail Connections
9CRC-06 Harrison 1600  15.9%  254
9CRC-03 Gungahlin  2500  13.9%  348

Two more FSAMs are currently listed in the Ready For Service plans for the area. Both are due to be ready to carry retail internet services shortly, although NBN Co still wants -04 to be included in the second phase of the 'early release program'.

FSAM Location Total Premises Ready For Service 
9CRC-02 Ngunnawal  2900  31 May 2013
9CRC-04 Palmerston  2500  1 June 2013

Coffs Harbour

Another of the mainland second-release sites, Coffs Harbour displays a more modest take-up rate compared to some of the other second-release sites, but promises to have plenty more connections ready to carry retail services in the lead-up to the election.

FSAM Code Location Total Premises Take-Up Rate  Retail Connections
2CFS-01 Coffs Harbour  2600  10.3%  268

NBN Co is hoping to add four out of the five FSAMs under construction to the second phase of its 'early release program'. Only 2CFS-07 is excluded from the proposal, which requires regulatory approval.

FSAM Location Total Premises Ready For Service 
2CFS-03 Coffs Harbour  2500

 22 June 2013

2CFS-04 North Boambee Valley, Coffs Harbour  2100  27 July 2013
2CFS-05 Coffs Harbour  2200  29 June 2013
2CFS-06 North Boambee Valley, Coffs Harbour  1500  August 2013
2CFS-07 Sapphire Beach, Korora  2900  November 2013

South Hobart

Part of Tasmania's stage two and three rollouts, South Hobart has a number of FSAMs that are expected to be declared Ready For Service before the election.

Take-up rates are already showing promise, according to NBN Co.

FSAM Code Location Total Premises Take-Up Rate  Retail Connections
7HOB-01 South Hobart  2000  10.5%  210

The company hopes to add -03, -04, -05 and -06 to its 'early access program'. Even if this does not come off, up to four FSAMs are likely to carry retail services come election time.

FSAM Location Total Premises Ready For Service 
7HOB-02 Mill Park  2500

 4 May 2013

7HOB-03 Mill Park  2100  October 2013
7HOB-04 Bundoora  2200  22 June 2013
7HOB-05 Mill Park  1500  13 July 2013
7HOB-06 Mill Park  2900  September 2013
7HOB-07 Mill Park  1500  4Q 2014
7HOB-08 Mill Park  1500  4Q 2014
7HOB-09 Mill Park  1500  June 2013

Other Tasmanian sites

NBN Co lists a string of other mostly second-stage Tasmanian FSAMs that are seeing strong take-up rates.

FSAM Code Location Total Premises Take-Up Rate  Retail Connections
7GEW-01 Georgetown  2300  31.7%  729
7DEL-01 Deloraine  1600  29.6%  474
7TRA-01 Triabunna  500  28.7%  144
7STH-01 Stieglitz, St Helens  2200  17.9%  394

There is a second FSAM in planning for the St Helens rollout, covering Binalong Bay (codenamed 7STH-02). It is sized at 400 premises and due to come online May 18, if not before. (NBN Co wants it part of the second phase of the 'early release program').

Georgetown is expecting a second FSAM (7GEW-02) covering Bell Bay, Low Head and Beechford, though it isn't expected to be ready to carry retail services until April 2014.

Two wireless towers are expected online next month in the Deloraine area. No more development is listed for Triabunna.

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