The National Broadband Network Co (NBN Co) has formally started providing service to Melbourne’s South Morang area, increasing its reach to cover an additional 2,300 suburban homes and businesses.


NBN Co’s Chief Communications Officer Kieren Cooney says construction work has already commenced on rolling out the NBN to 48,000 homes and businesses in Victoria, including 9,700 premises in South Morang, Mill Park and Bundoora. Construction is set to have commenced or be completed for 690,000 homes and businesses across the state by mid-2015. 


The NBN was launched in Victoria in August last year in an area containing 2,800 premises in Brunswick in inner city Melbourne. Rural and regional communities in the state have also begun receiving services over the NBN via fixed wireless and satellite.


The commencement of service in Melbourne’s north comes after the NBN Co submitted its revised special access undertaking (SAU) to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, outlining a price freeze for its services for the coming five years.