South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.

Target:

57. Broadband access:

The proportion of South Australian premises with access to broadband services delivered by fibre technology meets the national average by 2020



Key Measure

 

Explanatory Comments

In 2011 this SASP target was modified to measure the proportion of South Australian premises with access to high speed services delivered by fibre technology to ensure alignment with the national figure (87 per cent by 2020) and based on the National Broadband Network (NBN) model at that time. In 2011 (the baseline year) 0.11 per cent of South Australian premises had access (but were not necessarily connected) to broadband services delivered by fibre technology compared with the national average of 0.14 per cent.

In 2017 52.41% of South Australians and 53.35% of Australianshad access to broadband services delivered by fibre technology. 

With the shift to a revised NBN model the data available for 2011 and 2014 are not completely comparable.

Footnote:

(1) Curent federal NBN policy is that a mixture of fibre to the premises, fibre to the node and Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) fixed line technologies will be utlilised under a multi-technology model in urban populated areas.  Rural and remote areas will use new wireless and satellite technologies.

(2) From 2013, the SASP calculations are based on information released by NBN Co in its Weekly Rollout Information Report and show access to the NBN, not necessarily access to fibre.

(3) Federal NBN policy requires NBN provide a minimum of 25 megabits per second connection speed to all premises, and that 90% of fixed line prtemises are to achieve at least 50 megabits per second (Source: Statement olf Expectations to NBN Co dated. 

Lead Agency

Department of State Development