NBN names the next 28 suburbs and towns it will wire

technology-iconNBNCo has announced 28 locations that will soon be connected to its network. Is your town or suburb on the list?

Today's a big day in the life of the National Broadband network.

First, NBNCo, the body charged with implementing thenetwork, announced the locations where it work for the next year. 28 locations, covering 485,000 premises, will get the NBN treatment. But if your suburb's name is on the list below don't start planning to flick the switch: NBNCo says it will take about a year from the moment it digs a hole to the time when you can actually hook up (once you are hooked up, here's what to expect).

A couple of hours later, Telstra shareholders approved the $11billion deal that will see it give up its copper network so NBNCo can use its ducts and other assets to bring links to your home or business.

While that was happening, price comparison service WhistleOut released a blog comparing NBN and ADSL2+ pricing that finds NBN plans are often cheaper.

You can find the blog post here, but we've popped in a shortcut to one of the charts below.

And now for that list of new locations; we hope your town has made it!

Australian Capital Territory

Gungahlin

New South Wales

Armidale

Blacktown

Coffs Harbour

Dapto

Gosford

Jamberoo

Kiama

Lidcombe

Long Jetty

Penrith

Richmond

Riverstone

Sawtell

Strathfield (Homebush)

Wollongong

Northern Territory

Casuarina

Darwin

Queensland

Aspley

Goodna

Nudgee

Toowoomba

Townsville

Townsville City

South Australia

Aldinga Beach

Modbury

Port Augusta

Port Elliot

Prospect

Seaford / McLaren Vale

Stirling

Strathalbyn

Yankalilla

Willunga

Tasmania

Deloraine

George Town

South Hobart

Kingston Beach

Launceston

Midway Point

Scottsdale

Smithton

Somerset

Sorell

St Helens

Triabunna

Victoria

Bacchus Marsh

Ballarat Central

Brunswick

Melbourne City

Melton

South Morang

Tullamarine

West Australia

Applecross

Geraldton

Mandurah

Meadow Springs

Pinjarra

South Perth

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