Exeter connected to NBN as Tamar Valley rollout nears completion

The rollout of the Tamar Valley’s National Broadband Network connection continues to progress, with NBN Co declaring the service ready for use for another 836 customers in the Exeter area.

Completed earlier this month, the rollout gave 832 residences in Exeter, Gravelly Beach, Lanena, Rosevears, Swan Point and Blackwall access to a fibre to the network connection, with four customers receiving a fibre to the building connection.

NBN Tasmania corporate affairs manager Russell Kelly said Tasmania’s NBN rollout was nearly two thirds complete. 

“Parts of the Tamar Valley have good NBN coverage with fixed line available for the larger population areas, and good fixed wireless coverage for many other areas,” Mr Kelly said.

“We are adding new communities to the network all the time, with more locations in active planning.”

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ON TRACK: NBN Tasmania corporate affairs manager Russell Kelly says Tasmania will likely be the first state to complete the NBN rollout.

ON TRACK: NBN Tasmania corporate affairs manager Russell Kelly says Tasmania will likely be the first state to complete the NBN rollout.

NBN’s plan for the West Coast announced 

The announcement comes just a few months after nearly 1800 residences in Legana and Grindelwald were connected to the network, and leaves the Tamar Valley nearing rollout completion.

Work has begun to connect another 1600 premises in Beaconsfield and Beauty Point to the NBN, with both towns expected to receive fixed line access by June next year.

The completion of the Beaconsfield and Beauty Point rollout projects will leave all residences in the West Tamar district with access to the NBN.

“Last month, a fixed wireless tower was switched on at Beaconsfield, servicing around 230 local premises,” Mr Kelly said.

“We will shortly submit a development application to Launceston City Council for a fixed wireless tower to cover parts of Dilston and Windermere, with the aim of services being available in the second half of 2017, subject to council approval.

“Tasmania remains on track to be the first state to finish the rollout.”

The announcement of the new connection begins the 18-month countdown for Exeter homeowners to connect to the network before existing landline phone and internet services cease to operate. 

To find out if you are eleigble to connect to the NBN network, visit www.nbnco.com.au/switch

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