NBN milestone reached in the Great Southern
The Great Southern is another step closer to becoming fully connected to the National Broadband Network after the fixed wireless tower at Elleker (250 premises) came online and construction commenced on the Millbrook tower last week.
The semi-rural Albany suburbs will experience the NBN via fixed wireless technology which offers wholesale download speeds of up to 50 Mbps – more than six times faster than the average 8 Mbps of many ADSL2+ services experienced in metropolitan areas*.
The Federal Government is rolling out high-speed broadband in the fastest and most affordable way, with every home and business in Australia able to connect to the NBN by 2020.
Currently, more than 6.3 million homes and businesses across Australia can connect to the NBN with more than 3.6 million active users.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the NBN will provide his constituents with access to faster and more reliable internet access.
“The NBN will make it easier for residents across my huge electorate of O’Connor to stay in touch with family and friends online”, Mr Wilson said.
“Businesses will be more productive as the network enables access to new online services like cloud-based accounting software.
“Students will be able to participate in immersive learning experiences from their classroom or at home, while parents will be able to take care of everyday tasks like accessing government services or paying bills quickly and easily online,” he said.
“My electorate is now 98 per cent complete, with Coolgardie and Kambalda East and West due for connection within the next two months and Pemberton completing the NBN fixed line rollout in October.
For more information on how to connect to the NBN is available at www.nbnco.com.au.
*Noted in the most recent Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) broadband report.