Government Datasets or APIs

NBN Datasets

NBN Co Limited produces a number datasets to Retail Service Providers which provide coverage information for the Government-owned enterprise. These datasets, listed below, were previously made available on the NBN Co public website - however, has since been removed for public access.


* Footprint

** Historical Footprint List (HFL)

** Proposed Footprint List (PFL)

* Geospatial data

** Network Rollout Boundaries

* Rollout Region Lists

** Monthly Ready for Service Plan (RFS plan)

** Historical Rollout Region List (HRRL)

** Disconnection Commencement Dates (DCD)


For footprint, these files are called the Historical Footprint List (HFL) and the Proposed Footprint List (PFL) which lists all premises currently passed (HFL) and is expected to be passed within the next 6 months (PFL).


Similarly, the Rollout Network Boundaries provides geospatial data in a MIF format were previously available on the NBN Co public website.


The various Rollout Region Lists also provides a list of areas which are ready for service (HRRL), where construction has commenced and their expected avaliability dates (RFS plan) and where copper lines are expected to be disconnected under the Telstra Definitive Agreements (DCD).


The retraction of such datasets from the public domain has hindered the public's ability to track and understand the rollout progress of the National Broadband Network.

Idea No. 67