NBN rollout for Toongabbie

Shri Rajen made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Communications and the Arts

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From: Shri Rajen

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Dear Department of Communications,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth), I wish to access the documents which detail the plans and dates of commencement and completion, of NBN rollout for the suburb of Toongabbie (2146).

Yours faithfully,

Shri Rajen

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Department of Communications and the Arts

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Shri Rajen

Freedom of Information Request No. 11-1516

Receipt is acknowledged of your correspondence, received by the Department on 3 October 2015, seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) to ‘the documents which detail the plans and dates of commencement and completion, of NBN rollout for the suburb of Toongabbie (2146)'.

The statutory period for processing your FOI request is 30 days, which commenced from the date it was received.

Please contact the FOI Team at [Department of Communications request email] <mailto:[Department of Communications request email]> .

Yours sincerely

Kylie Browne
Legal Director Regulatory | Office of General Counsel
Phone   +61 2 6271 1134
Fax         +61 2 6271 1012
[mobile number]
[email address]
www.communications.gov.au

Department of Communications and the Arts
Level 3, 38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603
GPO Box 2154 Canberra ACT 2601

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Department of Communications and the Arts

UNCLASSIFIED

Dear Shri Rajen

 

FOI Request 11-1516 – Shri Rajen

 

Thank you for submitting the following Freedom of Information (FOI)
Request:

“Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth), I wish to access the
documents which detail the plans and dates of commencement and completion,
of NBN rollout for the suburb of Toongabbie (2146).”

 

Following the release of the NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) three year
construction plan on 16 October 2015, the information you requested is now
in the public domain.  Accordingly, there is now no need to formally
progress your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 as the
information about the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout schedule
for the suburb of Toongabbie, New South Wales (postcode 2146) is provided
below.

 

On 16 October 2015, NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) released its three year
construction plan, providing a detailed rollout sequence to just over 9.1
million premises.  The full list of communities where work is scheduled to
begin before September 2018 is available on its website at
[1]www.nbnco.com.au/content/dam/nbnco2/documents/three-year-construction-plan.pdf

 

Some of the communities have already been covered in the previously
announced 18 month plans.  New developments and satellite services have
not been included in the plan because they are, and will be, technologies
demand driven in part by either developers or by the customer migration
process onto the Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS). 

  

The plan provides for the first time detailed information about the
rollout of the Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) networks.  Existing HFC cable
networks will be upgraded and integrated into the NBN to almost three
million premises across six Australian cities by September 2018.  The
three year plan also anticipates 5.6 million homes will have fixed line
access, or an NBN connection under construction, through fibre to the node
(FTTN), fibre to the building (FTTB), or fibre to the premises (FTTP)
deployment.  The Plan similarly indicates that the fixed wireless network
will be complete by September 2018, covering a further 540,000 premises
and making up an estimated five per cent of the network.

 

The plan demonstrates the continued momentum of the rollout with
construction work underway to expand the current network of more than 1.3
million premises across the country and the almost 630,000 homes and
businesses already connected and enjoying the benefits of fast broadband. 

 

You will be pleased to learn that around 23,900 homes and business in the
Pendle Hill area [Fibre Service Area (FSA) – 2PEN], including the locality
of Toongabbie, will be covered in a HFC deployment under the three year
construction schedule, commencing in the second half of 2017.  The
relevant information is on page 11 of the ‘Three Year Construction Plan’
document.

 

As with all construction projects, detailed planning and design influences
the timing of activity.  NBN Co intends to update the forward plan every
three months to provide further clarity on the detail of its construction
schedule ahead of the rollout activity set to occur in the subsequent
quarter.  This way, households, businesses, service providers and local
governments can prepare for the arrival of the new broadband network.

 

You can be assured that the Australian Government is committed to ensuring
the public has as much reliable information about the rollout as possible,
and will look for opportunities to provide further certainty.

 

In the meantime, I encourage you to monitor the NBN Co website,
particularly via its blog at www.nbn.com.au/blog.html for network updates
and all matters operational, as well as registering your interest about
being notified when you will be able to connect to the new broadband
network at
[2]www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/check-your-address/outside-rollout.html

 

In light of the information provided above, your FOI request 11-1516 will
be taken to be withdrawn unless you advise otherwise by cob 2 November
2015.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kylie

 

Kylie Browne

Legal Director Regulatory | Office of General Counsel

Phone   +61 2 6271 1134

Fax         +61 2 6271 1012

Mob        0418 967 418

[3][email address]

[4]www.communications.gov.au

 

Department of Communications and the Arts

Level 3, 38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

GPO Box 2154 Canberra ACT 2601

 

 

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