Superfast broadband has arrived in Gulgong as the nbn makes services available to more than 1070 homes and businesses.
Residents in Gulgong can now begin ordering their nbn service from a retail service provider.
Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee said residents in Gulgong 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 Gee 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 Gulgong 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 Gee said the rollout in Calare was gathering pace thanks to nbn’s simplified network construction and the company’s strong relationship with local contractors.
Under the Coalition, 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 Gulgong with around 1070 homes and businesses seeing the nbn being built right now,” Mr Gee added.
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. More information on how to connect to the nbn is available at www.nbnco.com.au