NBN Co announces next phase of network investment to meet future demand
NBN Co has released its Corporate Plan 2021, which outlines how they will provide access to higher wholesale speeds and greater capability to millions of customers living and working across Australia.
With millions of people working and studying from home and thinking more about the download and upload speeds they need, demand for higher speed broadband services is growing, nbn is investing and starting work immediately to meet these needs for residential and business customers.
Working in partnership with retail internet providers, NBN Co will invest up to $700 million in a multi-faceted package of initiatives over the next three years to support business innovation, productivity and growth, including 240 Business Fibre Zones (including Gympie, Maryborough and Toowoomba in the first round).
Additionally, NBN Co has allocated $50 million over three years to work with local councils and state and territory governments to identify opportunities to extend business-grade services outside of these designated nbn™ Business Fibre Zones.
nbn increases Sky Muster™ data allowances, enhances Sky Muster™ Plus
NBN Co has unveiled new measures to support increasing capacity and data demand for nbn satellite services in regional and remote Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
nbn™ Sky Muster™ data download limits significantly increased
Effective from 31 March for a limited period of up to three months, nbn will increase the download data limits that apply to RSPs for the standard nbn™ Sky Muster™ service, providing an additional 45GB for each standard nbn™ Sky Muster™ service at no additional cost to those RSPs.
This additional 45GB will allow RSPs, in some cases, to effectively double the average monthly download limits on retail plans offered to many of their customers.
Enhancements to nbn™ Sky Muster™ Plus
Available from 1 April on an ongoing basis, enhancements for nbn™ Sky Muster™ Plus plans will include an expansion of unmetered content. Once these enhancements take effect, all traffic on nbn™ Sky Muster Plus plans will be unmetered, except for video streaming and traffic via a VPN, both of which will continue to be metered.
For the latest updates, visit nbn.com.au/workingfromhome or click on the image below.
nbn waives additional wholesale capacity charges of up to 40 percent for 3 month
NBN Co will waive charges for additional capacity of up to 40 percent to Retail Service Providers (RSPs) for at least three months to help them support Australian residential and business nbn customers.
The additional capacity pricing relief applies to all fixed line, fixed wireless and satellite nbn technologies.
From Monday 23 March NBN Co offered retailers access to pricing relief for up to 40 per cent more Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) capacity as required to help meet demand over time at no additional cost.
This announcement follows weeks of detailed planning and assessment by nbn’s engineers on the network’s capabilities to effectively meet Australia’s growing broadband requirements as more people choose to spend more time at home working, studying, shopping, and streaming entertainment content.
Visit nbn.com.au/workingfromhome or click on the logo for more information.
Regional Connectivity – Feedback on discussion paper requested
The Australian Government is seeking input on the design of the new Regional Connectivity Program. This program is part of the Government ‘s $220 million Stronger Regional Digital Connectivity Package. The Regional Connectivity Program will take a place-based approach, targeting investment in local priorities to maximise economic opportunities and region-wide benefits for regional, rural and remote Australians.
We are seeking feedback on the discussion paper to inform the design of the program and development of program guidelines.
Telecommunications industry, all levels of government and other interested stakeholders and encouraged to make a submission to help inform the Government ‘s consideration of possible program implementation methods.
To make a formal submission, it is recommended that you review the discussion paper. The formal submission should include your name,organisation name (if applicable),contact details and confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public.
To make a submission or for more information, visit www.communications.gov.au/have-your-say/regional-connectivity-program