Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for Health

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Rye enters superfast broadband era as nbn goes live

Monday, 19 December 2016

I am pleased to announce that a wave of superfast broadband connections is about to hit Rye, with the first nbn services now available to around 4,000 homes and businesses.

This marks the first nbn areas to go live in Rye, with the remaining premises due to come online within the next 2-3 months.

I hope residents and businesses in Rye will take advantage of the door opening to Australia’s new digital era.

Access to superfast broadband at affordable prices can be revolutionary for small businesses, students and people working from home.

The nbn’s high-speed broadband services are fast and reliable, enabling households and smalls businesses to be more productive and better connected for years to come.

The fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services will deliver maximum wholesale speeds to retail services providers of up to 100Mbps (download) and up to 40Mbps (upload).

It is fantastic to see the rollout of high-speed internet gathering pace across the electorate with simplified network construction. The Coalition’s multi-technology mix largely removes the need for in-home rewiring or civil works on private property, allowing the nbn to be rolled out faster and more affordably.

Following a disastrous start under the Labor Government, we have managed to get the nbn rollout back on track.

At the time of the 2013 election, not a single existing home or business in the electorate of Flinders was connected to the nbn. Today, under the Coalition’s faster and more affordable nbn rollout, over 17,300 premises in Flinders can connect to the nbn and the network is under construction to around 68,000 homes and businesses.

The nbn is on-track to be ready-for-service or under construction in every town in the electorate by September 2018.

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