Superfast broadband has arrived in Narromine as the nbn makes services available to more than 1,700 homes and businesses. Residents in Narromine can begin ordering their nbn service from a retail service provider this week.
Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said Narromine residents should take full advantage of the opportunities available in Australia’s new high-speed broadband era.
“The Australian Government’s National Broadband Network 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 development of digital technologies has reduced business costs, changed how our children study and learn and created many more ways to engage socially.”
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 Narromine 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 Narromine was gathering pace thanks to nbn’s simplified network construction and the company’s strong relationship with local contractors.
Under the Coalition Government, there are more than 3.2 million homes and businesses able to order an nbn service, and more than 1.3 million paying customers have connected. This compares to just 51,000 connections in the six years of the previous Labor Government.
“It’s an exciting time for residents in the Parkes electorate with around 42,985 homes and businesses now ready for nbn services,” Mr Coulton said.
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.
For more information on how to connect to the nbn please visit www.nbnco.com.au