Warwick still waiting on NBN

THERE was still no word when Warwick would make it on to the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout list as plans to kick off the Toowoomba installation in October were confirmed yesterday.

Coffs Harbour and Armidale would be the first to receive the fibre-optic cabling required for the high-speed internet, with other sites across Queensland, NSW and the ACT to follow.

An NBN Co spokeswoman said the order of the rollout was determined by engineering and logistical requirements and trying to make best use of the infrastructure available to them.

NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley said they were waiting on Telstra shareholders to approve an agreement so the company could use Telstra infrastructure, which would aid in the rollout.

“Our intention is to release a 12-month schedule, including new rollout sites, in the near future,” he said.



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