Fixed wireless network sites start construction

21/7/2014

Over 1,100 houses in the Walpole and Kendenup areas are a step closer to having superfast broadband access with construction on the fixed wireless network towers now underway.

The fixed wireless network will utilise advanced 4G technology to deliver speeds of up to 25 megabits per second, which will enable multiple high definition videos to be streamed at one time.

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the construction shows the Coalition Government is delivering on its pledge to get the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout back on track.

“Since the election, the fixed wireless network has more than doubled the number of premises it passes, with more than 89,000 homes and businesses in rural Australia passed by the network.

“Connecting regional Western Australians to the NBN is imperative for our electorate and this is a step in the right direction for Walpole and Kendenup residents and businesses,” Mr Wilson said.

The Government’s plan to deliver better broadband will mean those in rural Australia are better off under the Coalition.

A strategic review conducted by the NBN Co revealed that Labor had drastically underestimated demand in rural Australia, meaning that 200,000 premises would not have been able to order a service once the networks had been built.

The changes to the NBN rollout will save $32 billion, will see upgrades delivered four years sooner than under Labor and avoid Internet retail bills increasing by up to $43 a month.

The NBN will update residents in Walpole and Kendenup when construction has finished and services are able to be ordered. 

Check the NBN’s website for updates, www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map, or contact the NBN via phone on 1800 OUR NBN (1800 687 626).

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