FEDERAL MP Warren Entsch has welcomed news that superfast broadband is coming to 53,930 homes and businesses in Leichhardt under an accelerated three-year rollout of the nbn.
“Across Australia the nbn is powering ahead with the release today of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide,” Mr Entsch explained.
“This release of the full construction schedule gives Australians the greatest detail yet on when the nbn will reach them.”
The new rollout plan, which extends out to September 2018, provides a breakdown of when the network will be starting in specific locations and the type of technology that will be used.
Across Leichhardt tens of thousands of residents will benefit from broadband upgrades – please see attached PDF media release for the full list of locations and roll-out schedule.
The release of the plan is a huge step forward for the nbn as the company works to speed up the rollout and make the build as cost-efficient as possible.
“We understand that internet access is vital for our community and will transform education, health care and other critical online services,” Mr Entsch said.
“Rollout progress under Labor was slow and costly – the nbn only managed to connect 51,000 premises to its networks during the previous term of Government.
“This plan demonstrates our commitment to rural and regional Australia in closing the digital divide.”
The Coalition Government recognises that consumers want fast broadband as soon as possible. All services over the nbn will allow families to stream movies, surf the web, and complete schoolwork online – all at one time. Businesses will also benefit from the vastly higher bandwidth available.
Nationwide, more than 1.3 million homes and businesses can now order an nbn service and there are almost 700,000 homes and business under construction. Around 600,000 premises already have an active connection and are enjoying the benefits of very fast broadband. nbn is working to provide fast interest to every home and business in Australia by 2020.
Mr Entsch said he would continue to keep Far Northerners informed of the progress of this important project and urged residents to check their suburb at: www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan