Townsville NBN Guide

What does NBN Release 2 mean for greater Townsville?

Townsville already has National Broadband Network fibre in Aitkenvale and Mundingburra as part of NBN Release 1.
The greater Townsville will have the NBN as part of See NBN Release 2 maps for 2011-2012.

NBN Speeds and NBN Pricing

Fibre Optic Network Speed
  • 100 Mbps download
  • 40 Mbps upload
  • Full speed range is 20 kilometres from point of interconnect
  • Current broadband plans up to 1000 GB download per month
  • NBN pricing from $30 to $140 per month.
  • Fibre to premesis is free if signed up with NBN for suburb rollout.

See What Internet Speeds do I need?

NBN Benefits

  • Multiple site high defintion video conferencing possible.
  • Download a full movie in under 1.5 minutes.
  • Interconnect doctors and patients across the NBN.
  • Telecottaging can reduce inner city congestion for employees.
  • Work effectively from home or work with Unified Communications.
  • Allow for more online education including streaming video, presentations, chat, VOIP, documents etc.
  • Redefine telephony possibilities using VOIP. Link branch offices and share phone systems.
  • Allow for smart electricity monitoring and control to reduce country electicity peak loads and improve efficiency.
  • Gain access to cloud computing applications, virtual servers, storage, web services etc.

NBN Requirements

The NBN fibre router for home has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 Analogue Telephony ports. Wireless routers and cordless telephone can be connected to this to eliminate extra wiring needs.

The NBN fibre router for business has 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports. This can be connected to your server room router or network switch with Category 6 cable. The NBN can be used for telephony purposes using VOIP to a PABX that is local or remote.

The NBN fibre router has a 12 volt DC power supply. Consider a UPS to need the NBN connection active in case or blackout or brownout.
NBN roll out Internet hardware details

ICT Challenges with NBN

NBN networking to world
  • Promoting the free NBN fibre to the premesis take up rate when suburb is cabled.
  • Educating users to the new possibilities with the NBN.See Australian NBN uses in the home
  • Educating business that ICT strategies need to be reviewed with NBN.See NBN Business Videos
  • Training the ICT industry to prepare business cases with the NBN.See Business Case Examples with Australian NBN
  • Creating new industres that take advantage of the NBN speed.
  • Promote regional competitive advantages for industry with the early rollout of the NBN.

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