NBN: Who gets the most Sky Muster satellite coverage?

Alex Kidman 29 April 2016 NEWS

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Analysis of NBN’s satellite footprint reveals which locations will be eligible to order NBN satellite services on the new Sky Muster satellites.

Today, nbn officially launched its Sky Muster satellite service, which will be the main high-speed option in locations which are too remote for fibre or fixed wireless. You can check NBN options at your address with finder's NBN Tracker, but just which places will benefit the most from the Sky Muster service?

Based on analysis of NBN’s satellite address lists, there are currently at least 11,517 different locations throughout Australia and its territories on the Sky Muster satellite roadmap.

Topping the list in terms of the number of eligible premises is Norfolk Island, where some 1,385 premises are eligible to apply for a service. Like other Australian overseas territories, Norfolk Island is an NBN Satellite-only zone, with its 2,210 inhabitants set to be the largest single location for satellite service.

Queenstown in Tasmania is the next largest site with 1,209 eligible premises, followed by Christmas Island with 915 sites. Tara in Queensland is the largest "mainland" service site for NBN Satellite, with 828 eligible premises, while Halls Creek in Western Australia finishes out the top five with 741 premises.

The entire list spans 11,517 locations, although only the top 809 have more than 100 available premises. There are944 locations which are currently provisioned only for a single connection, ranging from Abbey in Western Australia to Zadows Landing in South Australia.

The top 100 locations by number of eligible premises runs as follows. The presence of a location on this list doesn’t automatically mean that they are satellite-only locations; simply that satellite provisioning forms at least part of the NBN service for that area.

Town/Suburb State/Territory Number of premises
NORFOLK ISLAND OT 1385
QUEENSTOWN TAS 1209
CHRISTMAS ISLAND OT 915
TARA QLD 828
HALLS CREEK WA 741
MOUNT BULLER VIC 730
NARRABRI NSW 701
ROSEBERY TAS 658
THURSDAY ISLAND QLD 646
WAMBOIN NSW 635
TAROOM QLD 607
KANIVA VIC 596
BRUCE ROCK WA 579
LAMEROO SA 575
MOREE NSW 575
JABIRU NT 561
MEEKATHARRA WA 561
LAGUNA NSW 556
NORMANTON QLD 548
WYNDHAM WA 548
CORRIGIN WA 544
CUNNAMULLA QLD 536
DUNDEE BEACH NT 526
ZEEHAN TAS 523
MARYSVILLE VIC 508
CURRIE TAS 496
BREMER BAY WA 493
LEONORA WA 490
SUTTON NSW 489
NARROMINE NSW 478
CARWOOLA NSW 477
PINNAROO SA 477
BREWARRINA NSW 468
WALCHA NSW 463
BYWONG NSW 462
QUAIRADING WA 462
ONSLOW WA 459
SEA LAKE VIC 447
MOUNT MAGNET WA 439
MORAWA WA 425
BINNAWAY NSW 422
RAVENSTHORPE WA 422
CLERMONT QLD 416
BARADINE NSW 414
HOTHAM HEIGHTS VIC 414
COLEAMBALLY NSW 406
GNOWANGERUP WA 406
LAVERTON WA 399
PALM ISLAND QLD 399
GUNDAROO NSW 395
MULLEWA WA 395
COLLARENEBRI NSW 394
COONABARABRAN NSW 392
WUDINNA SA 390
KUNUNURRA WA 385
STRAHAN TAS 382
YULARA NT 382
MUNGINDI NSW 375
GIDGEGANNUP WA 373
KULIN WA 370
GOOMALLING WA 369
LAKE GRACE WA 366
FALLS CREEK VIC 363
FITZROY CROSSING WA 356
DARKAN WA 355
TENTERFIELD NSW 355
NYAH WEST VIC 354
KONDININ WA 353
PANNAWONICA WA 353
RICHMOND QLD 352
GOOGONG NSW 350
NOME QLD 345
TARWIN LOWER VIC 343
WYALKATCHEM WA 340
EMERALD QLD 339
KOSCIUSZKO NATIONAL PARK NSW 336
NAREMBEEN WA 331
WILLIAMS WA 329
PINK LAKE WA 328
QUILPIE QLD 327
MIRBOO NORTH VIC 324
YALLINGUP WA 324
GULARGAMBONE NSW 323
WINDELLAMA NSW 323
DUBBO NSW 319
INJUNE QLD 319
NIMBIN NSW 319
BURRA NSW 317
DOWERIN WA 316
BUNGENDORE NSW 313
GUNNING NSW 312
MERRIWA NSW 310
SKIPTON VIC 310
BUNGONIA NSW 309
BAMAGA QLD 307
JULIA CREEK QLD 305
CURLEWIS NSW 300
ROYALLA NSW 299
MENDOORAN NSW 296
SEASPRAY VIC 296

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    LindsayJanuary 4, 2017

    I live in the Wudinna District Council. Can I get free to air TV via the nbn network? If so, what channels would be available?

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      JasonJanuary 5, 2017Staff

      Hi Lindsay,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      The nbn network provides broadband connection and not free to air TV signal or channels. However, you may watch live TV contents online through various streaming websites or subscribe to an Internet TV or online streaming services to be able to watch movies and TV shows through your devices or TV using the Internet.

      Please click this link for the various Internet TV or online streaming services that you may subscribe to

      Kind regards,
      Jason

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    SusanneDecember 30, 2016

    How to compare NBN satellite plans?

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      MayDecember 30, 2016Staff

      Hi Susanne,

      Thanks for your question.

      If you can’t access a traditional fixed-line NBN product like Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) or Fibre To The Node (FTTN), you can compare your Satellite NBN options on this page. On the same page, you can “Filter the Results” based on the price, plan type and data plan usage.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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