MEDIA RELEASE - Redcliffe Peninsula first to catch cable broadband wave
23 March 2016
Communications Mitch Fifield joined Member for Petrie, Luke Howarth MP at Woody
Point today to announce Redcliffe Peninsula residents will be the first in
Australia to experience the nbn’s
superfast cable broadband service when the network goes live in June.
announcement follows a successful test of hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) in Redcliffe
which achieved excellent results, with wholesale network speeds of up to
100Mbps download and 40Mbps upload, with an average speed of 84/33Mbps.
Redcliffe Peninsula residents will gain access to the nbn by mid-year.
The use of HFC
to deliver superfast broadband forms part of the Government’s multi-technology
mix approach to building the network, which uses the most appropriate
technology to deliver the nbn
sooner and at less cost to taxpayers. The technology mix includes fibre to the
node, fibre to the premises, hybrid fibre coaxial, fixed wireless and
installed in many locations across Australia to deliver pay TV services, but is
now being used internationally as an efficient means for delivering superfast
internet access. In Australia the nbn is
incorporating elements of the HFC network and upgrading electronics to deliver
better broadband to millions of households.
rollout is gathering momentum in Queensland with more than 382,000 homes and
businesses now able to order an nbn service and more than 152,000 homes and
businesses already connected.
more than 1.8 million premises are able to order an nbn service and more than
860,000 now have an active nbn service. The nbn is on track to meet this year’s rollout forecasts and
have the network completed in 2020.
For more information about the nbn rollout,
for Petrie Luke Howarth, Minister for comms Mitch Fifield and Sean Power, nbn
Media contact: Justine Sywak | 0448 448 487 | Justine.Sywak@communications.gov.au