THE HON. GREG HUNT MP
Federal Member for Flinders
Minister for Health and Aged Care
THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure,
Cities and the Arts
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
NBN Customers across the Mornington Peninsula are set to have access to ultrafast broadband following NBN Co’s announcement of the latest tranche of suburbs and towns across Australia that will become eligible to upgrade to NBN’s Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
The following suburbs are expected to benefit from the latest tranche:
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said that as well as the benefits that faster internet can provide, this investment by NBN Co will provide a much needed boost to economic activity and employment in the region.
“This pandemic has brough a series a challenges and adjustments, like more people working COVID safely from home and more consumers using click and collect services with contactless delivery,” Minister Hunt said.
“The commencement of these works by NBN Co will create and keep jobs for businesses across the Mornington Peninsula community and support local businesses by allowing them to take advantage of ultrafast internet.”
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, welcomed today’s announcement by NBN Co identifying the locations of an additional 300,000 homes and businesses which will be able to access ultrafast internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps (one gigabit per second, otherwise known as 1,000 megabits per second – or blazing fast broadband).
“This is a further step towards delivering on NBN Co’s commitment as part of the $4.5 billion network upgrades announced last year, that two million premises presently on the fibre to the node footprint will be able to order a service of up to 1 Gbps by the end of 2023.” Minister Fletcher said.
Work on the 1.1 million premises in the Fibre to the Node (FTTN) network areas selected for upgrade is underway and today’s announcement takes the total footprint to 1.4 million premises selected.
In total, NBN Co’s commitment is to make speeds of up to 1 Gbps available to around 8 million premises, or up to 75 per cent of homes and businesses in the fixed line network footprint, by 2023.
For more information on the NBN, go to www.nbnco.com.au
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