18 September 2012: The Government has announced that 16,000 more homes and businesses in northern Queensland will have access to the NBN within 12 months. The main coverage will be 5,700 premises in the Cairns area, 2,700 in the Mackay area and 8,200 in the Townsville area. New NBN fibre construction maps for these areas have also been released. The rollout will cover 12 suburbs total in these areas.
Read more about the rollout from The Department for Broadband, Communication and the Digital Environment at http://www.minister.dbcde.gov.au/media/media_releases/2012/147