Australians can now jump online and find out when they can connect to the long-awaited National Broadband Network (NBN). The company responsible for rolling out the network said the updated online tool1 would enable those across the country to get a timeframe for when people could get connected.
So far, the NBN, which is projected to be worth $27 billion when completed, has been rolled out to one in three households. It is scheduled to be rolled out to one in two households in June. Those in charge of the rollout want every household in Australia to have access it by 2020.
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow said on Monday that the update to its website was about giving people an idea about when they could access the high-speed internet service.
“You can type in your suburb and it will tell you when you can get the service or order from your retailer,” he told the ABC.
“Furthermore, if you are a tech enthusiast, it will tell you what kind of technologies will be coming into your home.
In the past, we would make available when we would start construction and we would give a window to that time.”