More areas in Western Sydney are getting access to the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) reliable, high-speed broadband thanks to the Rudd Labor Government.
Parliamentary Secretary for Broadband and local member for Chifley Ed Husic MP hauled NBN fibre in Blacktown today where the NBN rollout is ramping up.
“I am pleased to announce that NBN Co has passed a further 4000 premises in Blacktown bringing the total to around 5300 premises,” Mr Husic said.
“This is good news for local residents and business that can now access faster, more reliable broadband through the NBN,” Mr Husic said.
Mr Husic said the number of local premises passed is expected to hit over 9000 in the coming months.
And he added that other local suburbs would soon be able to access the benefits of the NBN as the network was rolled out across the Chifley electorate.
“Construction already commenced for 18,900 homes and businesses in the area, including Seven Hills, Prospect, Arndell Park, Eastern Creek, Doonside and Woodcroft.
Mr Husic said that access to the NBN’s high-speed broadband would also bring new educational and healthcare opportunities to the local area.
For more information about the NBN rollout in NSW visit www.nbnco.com.au/rollout
NBN in Blacktown
1) The NBN fibre network has passed around 5300 homes and businesses in Blacktown, with around 2300 ready to connect.
2) NBN fibre construction has commenced to a further 18,900 homes and businesses, including Seven Hills, Prospect, Arndell Park, Eastern Creek, Doonside and Woodcroft.
3) NBN fibre construction will commence or be complete to around 31,400 premises by mid-2016.
NBN in New South Wales
4) NBN fibre currently has construction commenced for more than 265,000 premises across NSW.
5) NBN fibre construction will commence or be complete for 1,416,800 premises by mid-2016.