pcritter writes: The Australian Government has just announced the 3 year roll-out plan for its ambitious National Broadband Network. The plan details 3.5 million premises (30%) across the country to be connected to the NBN by mid-2015. A map is available showing coverage areas. The plan represents a major milestone in the NBN project, which aims to connect all of Australia with high speed broadband by 2021, with the 93% of the population on fibre to the premises (FTTP) of speeds up to 1000Mbits, and the rest on fixed wireless or satellite. The conservative opposition party had threatened to demolish the project if elected.