The National Broadband Network (NBN)
About the NBN
By 2021, the NBN will connect fibre-optic cabling to 93% of Australian homes, schools and businesses, providing broadband speeds up to 100 times faster than current services. The remaining premises will be connected via a combination of next generation high-speed wireless and satellite technologies.
Benefits of the NBN
The NBN is predicted to have a huge impact on the way Queenslanders live and work.
Faster download and upload speeds will provide opportunities to transform telecommunications services, stimulate growth of our digital economy and let everyone in the home or workplace use a range of high-speed services simultaneously.
Some of the potential benefits of the NBN include:
- more jobs in a range of small and large businesses
- increased global competitiveness, innovation and productivity
- flexible work practices, such as online collaboration with remote workers
- widespread use of new technologies and business models
- better connections between business, government and communities.
The NBN in Queensland
Work on the fibre-optic infrastructure has already started in parts of Queensland, with the Australian Government establishing NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) to design, build and operate the new NBN.
- Last reviewed
- March 13, 2014