NBN Co Blog
Tue 21 mayComment
Security alarms aren't something most people give much thought to -- usually they're hidden in a cupboard somewhere, and the only time you have to think about them is when it's time to replace the batteries in a roof-mounted motion sensor.
However, with the rollout of the NBN, the range of home and business security options is becoming much more useful.
The combination of superfast broadband and the availability of inexpensive but advanced security hardware are allowing tech-savvy security companies to make full use of the internet to give home and business owners greater control.
High resolution internet-connected security cameras can allow real-time monitoring and surveillance of homes and businesses, with motion-sensors alerts sent to mobile phones.
Stephen Jones could be described as a telework veteran.
He began working from home in 1995, and since then has teleworked for several employers and now runs his own business from his home at Pretty Beach on the NSW Central Coast.
Jones, who works in the biomedicine field, began teleworking after finding that he was commuting for about four hours a day to get to and from his job in Sydney.
So, you've been notified that construction on the NBN is happening in your area.
This means you are in the orange! That is, your area on the NBN Co rollout maps is coloured orange, indicating construction of the National Broadband Network has commenced.
But you haven't seen any activity in your street.
So what does "construction commenced" actually mean?
Wed 08 mayComment
The National Broadband Network has been switched on in Australia's largest city.
Superfast broadband now passes 1300 premises in Blacktown in Sydney's West with another 9300 homes and businesses set to be passed over the next few months. The Sydney switch-on was marked at a ceremony at the Max Webber Library in Blacktown over the weekend which included the first live NBN-enabled children's book reading session with popular Australian children's writer, the international bestselling author Andy Griffiths.
"It's a whole new way to reach readers and stimulate young minds," said Griffiths, who read to the children and answered their questions from Melbourne over video via the NBN. "Better broadband is essential for Australia if we're to keep pace with the rest of the world."
Mon 06 mayComment
Follow The Rollout
Howlong, Murrurundi, Rainbow Beach and Rollingstone; Tumby Bay, Naracoorte, Lang Lang and Tallangatta; Dunsborough, Ellenbrook - these are just a handful of the 190 cities, towns and suburbs NBN Co has added to its construction timetable.
All up, NBN Co has added 1.35 million homes and business to its rollout footprint as part of its yearly update of its three-year construction timetable. The company is also expanding coverage of the National Broadband Network in existing areas.
This means there will be 4.85 million premises where construction will have commenced or where an NBN service can be ordered by June 2016.