NBN: Who gets the most Sky Muster satellite coverage?

Alex Kidman 29 April 2016

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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/SuburbState/TerritoryNumber of premises
NORFOLK ISLANDOT1385
QUEENSTOWNTAS1209
CHRISTMAS ISLANDOT915
TARAQLD828
HALLS CREEKWA741
MOUNT BULLERVIC730
NARRABRINSW701
ROSEBERYTAS658
THURSDAY ISLANDQLD646
WAMBOINNSW635
TAROOMQLD607
KANIVAVIC596
BRUCE ROCKWA579
LAMEROOSA575
MOREENSW575
JABIRUNT561
MEEKATHARRAWA561
LAGUNANSW556
NORMANTONQLD548
WYNDHAMWA548
CORRIGINWA544
CUNNAMULLAQLD536
DUNDEE BEACHNT526
ZEEHANTAS523
MARYSVILLEVIC508
CURRIETAS496
BREMER BAYWA493
LEONORAWA490
SUTTONNSW489
NARROMINENSW478
CARWOOLANSW477
PINNAROOSA477
BREWARRINANSW468
WALCHANSW463
BYWONGNSW462
QUAIRADINGWA462
ONSLOWWA459
SEA LAKEVIC447
MOUNT MAGNETWA439
MORAWAWA425
BINNAWAYNSW422
RAVENSTHORPEWA422
CLERMONTQLD416
BARADINENSW414
HOTHAM HEIGHTSVIC414
COLEAMBALLYNSW406
GNOWANGERUPWA406
LAVERTONWA399
PALM ISLANDQLD399
GUNDAROONSW395
MULLEWAWA395
COLLARENEBRINSW394
COONABARABRANNSW392
WUDINNASA390
KUNUNURRAWA385
STRAHANTAS382
YULARANT382
MUNGINDINSW375
GIDGEGANNUPWA373
KULINWA370
GOOMALLINGWA369
LAKE GRACEWA366
FALLS CREEKVIC363
FITZROY CROSSINGWA356
DARKANWA355
TENTERFIELDNSW355
NYAH WESTVIC354
KONDININWA353
PANNAWONICAWA353
RICHMONDQLD352
GOOGONGNSW350
NOMEQLD345
TARWIN LOWERVIC343
WYALKATCHEMWA340
EMERALDQLD339
KOSCIUSZKO NATIONAL PARKNSW336
NAREMBEENWA331
WILLIAMSWA329
PINK LAKEWA328
QUILPIEQLD327
MIRBOO NORTHVIC324
YALLINGUPWA324
GULARGAMBONENSW323
WINDELLAMANSW323
DUBBONSW319
INJUNEQLD319
NIMBINNSW319
BURRANSW317
DOWERINWA316
BUNGENDORENSW313
GUNNINGNSW312
MERRIWANSW310
SKIPTONVIC310
BUNGONIANSW309
BAMAGAQLD307
JULIA CREEKQLD305
CURLEWISNSW300
ROYALLANSW299
MENDOORANNSW296
SEASPRAYVIC296

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4 Responses to NBN: Who gets the most Sky Muster satellite coverage?

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    Lindsay | January 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?

    • Staff
      Jason | January 5, 2017

      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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    Susanne | December 30, 2016

    How to compare NBN satellite plans?

    • Staff
      May | December 30, 2016

      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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