Superfast broadband has arrived in Condobolin as the nbn makes services available to more
than 1578 homes and businesses.
Residents in Condobolin can begin ordering their nbn service from a retail service provider
“The Australian Government’s National BroadbandNetwork will boost productivity and provide a platform for innovation to ensure the economic and social benefits of the internet are available to every Australian,” Mr Coulton said.
The nbn’s next generation connectivity is fast and reliable, enabling households and small businesses to be more productive and better connected for years to come.
Homes and business in Condobolin will be connected to the nbn using fibre to the node (FTTN) technology.
FTTN offers average wholesale broadband speeds of around 70 megabits per second (Mbps), with many premises able to access speeds of up to 100 Mbps. nbn will ensure that at least 90 per cent of the fixed-line footprint will have access to wholesale download speeds of 50 Mbps.
Mr Coulton said the rollout in the electorate of Parkes was gathering pace thanks to nbn’s simplified network construction and the company’s strong relationship with local contractors.
“Our changes to Labor’s original rollout have prevented monthly internet bills increasing by up to $43 per month and saved around $30 billion in project funding”, Mr Coulton said.
The Coalition Government is rolling out high-speed broadband across Australia in the fastest and most affordable way, with every home and business in Australia to be able to connect to the nbn by 2020.
Today, more than 5 million homes and businesses across Australia can connect to the nbn, and there are more than 2.2 million active users. This compares to just 51,000
connections in the six years of the previous Labor Government.
It typically takes a couple of weeks to connect up to the nbn after placing an order, and
all residents will require new in-home equipment that is compatible with the faster nbn service.
Under the Coalition Government’s broadband policy, nbn has shaved years off construction time which will see the nbn connect to 3 out of every 4 homes and businesses in Australia in 2018.
Meanwhile, Sky Muster satellite users are reminded they will be able to receive around 50 per cent more peak data and twice as much off-peak data from October.
Mr Coulton said the Coalition Government will assist NBN to provide the extra data at no extra cost to retailers and he encourages anyone in the Sky Muster footprint to seriously investigate joining this service.
The nbn Sky Muster satellite service is dedicated to providing broadband connectivity to regional and remote regions and for the first time it is expected customers will be able to purchase plans of more than100 gigabytes a month of peak data.
More information on how to connect to the nbn is available at www.nbnco.com.au