NBNCo's proposed coverage area

April 5, 2012

Maps on the NBNCo website suggest that the largest South Burnett towns will eventually get access to fibre-optic broadband although this will not occur within the next three years.

A map of south-east Queensland shows red “fibre optic footprint”, grey “fixed wireless footprint”  and blue “transit links” shadowing the D’Aguilar and Bunya highways.

This would mean that fibre-optic broadband coverage – with an NBNCo suggested speed of 1 gigabit per second – could eventually be possible in Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai and Murgon. Red dots closer to Brisbane most likely cover Yarraman and Blackbutt.

Other townships  adjacent to the highways would be covered by the “fixed wireless” option. NBNCo says this would offer wholesale customers broadband services designed for 12Mbps download and 1Mbps upload.

Smaller South Burnett towns away from the highways would rely on satellite services which would have a similar speed to wireless coverage.

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