Homes and businesses in La Trobe are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network, with build to commence on the network in the fourth quarter of 2016.
The NBN Co today released a quarterly national rollout plan to December 2016, which includes parts of the following suburbs in La Trobe where the fixed-line build will commence:
|Parts of suburb covered||Indicative number of premises covered*|
|Beaconsfield (Vic.), Beaconsfield Upper, Berwick, Guys Hill||1,700|
|Cranbourne North, Narre Warren, Narre Warren South||2,320|
Jason Wood MP said it was an important milestone for the area, with greater certainty for homes as businesses as they prepare for superfast broadband services.
“The NBN will deliver Internet access that’s fast, reliable and affordable,” Mr Wood said. “Better broadband will transform the way homes and businesses communicate, do business and access online services.”
In terms of premises passed by the NBN Co’s networks, the NBN Co now reaches 1.15 million premises across all access technologies, up from 345,000 as at the election.
In terms of active customers, the NBN Co now has 395,000 premises connected to its fixed line network (up from 47,000 as at the election) and 46,500 premises connected to its fixed wireless network (up from 2,000 as at the election).
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the progress of the NBN to date shows that the Government’s reforms of the NBN project have ensured the rollout will be completed sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers.
“I have said before that this is the most exciting time in human history to be alive because of all the opportunities created by the digital revolution,” Mr Turnbull said.
“The arrival of the NBN will mean that those opportunities will be extended to all Australians, regardless of where they live”.
NBN Co provides monthly updates on its website showing areas that have reached build preparation, build commencement and that are ready for service. Residents can check their suburb at www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan