I am pleased that superfast broadband is on its way for Cranbourne South.
Homes and businesses are a step closer to getting the National Broadband Network (NBN), with build preparation work now underway.
In coming weeks, work will be visible in streets as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clearing of Telstra’s pits and ducts.
The NBN will update its online maps in coming months to inform residents when physical construction of the network has begun and when the network will be ready for service.
Under the Coalition Government, NBN Co has more than doubled the reach of its fibre network, now passing more than 620,000 premises nationwide.
Total connections to the NBN’s various networks, including the fixed line and wireless networks and the interim satellite service now stand at 326,000.
Late last year NBN Co released a national rollout plan indicating that by mid-2016 one in every three homes and businesses across Australia will be able to connect to the NBN or have construction underway in their neighbourhoods.
The rollout plan includes 36,250 homes across the Flinders electorate including parts of Blind Bight, Koo Wee Rup, Cannons Creek, Warneet and Tooradin, where construction on the fixed-line broadband upgrades will commence within the next 18 months.
Many residents have come to me to express their frustration over inadequate access to broadband in Cranbourne South. In this era, where we rely on the internet for everything from paying bills to completing further study, having fast and reliable internet is imperative.
One of our main priorities coming into government was to get this rollout completed sooner and at less expense for taxpayers as well as making it more affordable for consumers and that is exactly what we are doing.
Detailed maps which show construction progress including green shaded areas for the ‘build preparation’ phase are available at: www.nbnco.com.au/maps
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