More NBN fibre to be rolled out in Longman
Duty Senator for Longman Senator Mark Furner today welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard MP, and the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, the Hon. Senator Stephen Conroy, that 59,000 homes and businesses in Banksia Beach, Bellara, Bongaree, Caboolture, Caboolture South, Dakabin, Godwin Beach, Griffin, Kallangur, Mango Hill, Murrumba Downs, Ningi, North Lakes, Petrie, Sandstone Point, Upper Caboolture, White Patch and Woorim will have access to National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre services under NBN Co’s first three year fibre rollout plan.
Under the three year rollout plan, construction of the fibre network in these areas will begin progressively between 1 April 2012 and 30 June 2015.
“The NBN rollout is ramping up and is about to go into high gear,” Senator Furner said.
“In the next three years, 59,000 homes and businesses locally will be on the way to having access to fast, reliable broadband through the NBN’s fibre network.
“This is a great day for people who live in Longman, and it’s time for Wyatt Roy to come out and support faster, more reliable broadband for local families – instead of lining up behind Tony Abbott and his promise to stop the NBN dead in its tracks.”
The NBN will connect 93 per cent of homes and businesses around Australia to high-speed fibre broadband, capable of speeds of up to one gigabit per second. Seven per cent will have access to high-speed fixed-wireless or next-generation satellite technologies providing peak speeds of 12 megabits per second.
“The NBN is about more than just faster broadband. This is about supporting businesses in Longman and around Australia to connect to new markets and find new, better ways of doing things to make their businesses more productive and more profitable,” Senator Furner said.
“It’s about families in Longman getting online to access health and aged care services, it’s about people who need government services being able to access those online, and it’s about our kids getting access to world class education services, for example by being able to take a class at another school via the NBN.
“The NBN will drive a new wave of digital innovation – changing the way Australians live, do business, receive services and connect with the world. The NBN is just the platform – the really exciting part is the new possibilities it opens up.” NBN Co, the company building and operating the NBN, released its first 12 month rollout schedule in October 2011. That schedule, updated for the first time in February 2012, will be updated quarterly. The three year rollout plan will be updated each year.
There is an interactive searchable map on the NBN Co website. Visit www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/ and enter your address to see details for the NBN coming to your area.