This is the first in a series of tranches that will extend eligibility to approximately 115,000 additional premises per month in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia, to make almost one million premises currently served by FTTC able to access nbn Home Ultrafast by the end of this year. By the end of next year, approximately 1.5 million customers currently able to access the nbn network via FTTC will be able to upgrade to FTTP and enjoy access to the highest speeds available on the network.
To find out if their premises may be eligible to upgrade from FTTC to FTTP, customers are invited to register for updates at nbn.com.au/fttpupgrade. The website includes links to participating retailers.
Once customers order an nbn Home Superfast or nbn Home Ultrafast speed tier-based plan from a participating retailer, NBN Co will design and construct the fibre lead-ins to the premises at no up-front cost to the retailer. Most premises currently served by FTTC can already attain wholesale download speeds of up to 100 Mbps.
NBN Co chief customer officer Brad Whitcomb said, "Our aim is to deliver access to our highest nbn Home Ultrafast wholesale speed tier with wholesale download speeds of 500 Mbps to close to one Gbps to premises currently served by our FTTC network. This is another step toward extending these speeds to more and more Australians across our fixed-line technologies, including FTTN and HFC."
The first 157,000 FTTC premises in parts of the following suburbs and towns are now eligible to upgrade to FTTP:
Abbotsford, Auburn, Bardwell Park, Bayview, Beverly Hills, Bexley, Bexley North, Blaxland, Breakfast Point, Brighton-Le-Sands, Buronga, Cabarita, Carlton, Chiswick, Church Point, Concord, Concord West, Condell Park, Dolls Point, Drummoyne, Earlwood, East Hills, Elanora Heights, Emu Heights, Emu Plains, Faulconbridge, Five Dock, Glenbrook, Gol Gol, Hawkesbury Heights, Hazelbrook, Hurstville, Ingleside, Kingsgrove, Kogarah, Lapstone, Leonay, Liberty Grove, Lidcombe, Linden, Milperra, Mona Vale, Monterey, Mortlake, Mount Riverview, Narrabeen, Newington, North Narrabeen, North Strathfield, Padstow, Padstow Heights, Panania, Picnic Point, Ramsgate Beach, Revesby, Revesby Heights, Rhodes, Rockdale, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Sandringham, Sandy Point, Sans Souci, Silverwater, Springwood, Sun Valley, Sydney Olympic Park, Valley Heights, Wareemba, Warriewood, Warrimoo, Winmalee, Woodford, Yellow Rock
Abbotsford, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bangholme, Bayswater, Bentleigh, Birdwoodton, Boronia, Botanic Ridge, Braeside, Brighton East, Broadmeadows, Burwood, Burwood East, Camberwell, Campbellfield, Carrum Downs, Clarinda, Clayton, Clayton South, Clyde, Coburg, Coburg North, Collingwood, Coolaroo, Cranbourne East, Dallas, Dandenong, Dandenong South, Derrimut, Devon Meadows, Dingley Village, Doveton, East Melbourne, Edithvale, Eumemmerring, Fawkner, Fitzroy, Frankston, Frankston North, Glen Iris, Glen Roy, Greenvale, Hadfield, Hallam, Heatherton, Hoppers Crossing, Huntingdale, Irymple, Jacana, Junction Village, Langwarrin, Laverton, Laverton North, McKinnon, Meadow Heights, Mentone, Merbein, Mildura, Moorabin Airport, Mordialloc, Mount Waverley, Narre Warren, Narre Warren North, Notting Hill, Oak Park, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Oakleigh South, Parkdale, Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South, Point Cook, Preston, Reservoir, Richmond, Sandhurst, Seabrook, Seaford, Skye, The Basin, Thomastown, Truganina, Williams Landing
Allenby Gardens, Angle Park, Athol Park, Beverley, Bolivar, Bowden, Brompton, Burton, Craigmore, Croydon, Croydon Park, Devon Park, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Downs, Elizabeth East, Elizabeth Grove, Elizabeth Park, Elizabeth South, Elizabeth Vale, Ferryden Park, Findon, Flinders Park, Happy Valley, Hillbank, Hindmarsh, Kilkenny, Mansfield Park, Paralowie, Pennington, Regency Park, Renown Park, Ridleyton, St Clair, Waterloo Corner, Welland, West Croydon, West Hindmarsh, Woodville, Woodville Gardens, Woodville North, Woodville Park, Woodville South, Woodville West