National Broadband Network Now Rolling Out in Wentworth
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Member for Wentworth has said that 77,710 premises in the electorate will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet access, with construction of the National Broadband Network now underway.
These premises will be connected to the nbn using Hybrid-Fibre Coaxial (HFC) technology, the network used to delivery cable TV. HFC offers wholesale broadband speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) and nbn has already announced future upgrade plans to next-generation HFC technology which will allow for speeds beyond 100 Mbps.
“The message for Wentworth residents is clear – superfast broadband is on its way. More than 80,000 homes and businesses across Australia are signing up to the nbn every single month,” Mr Turnbull said.
The nbn will open up a range of new opportunities for businesses, allow students to learn and engage with classmates in virtual classrooms, and make it easier for residents in Wentworth to stay in touch with family and friends online.
Final network designs for Wentworth are now complete. Over the coming weeks, local residents will see nbn subcontractors connecting the area with new high-speed broadband technology.
Wentworth residents and businesses will be able to sign up to an nbn plan with their chosen retail service provider, and will receive a new modem to enable high-speed broadband. A range of plans with various download quotas and speed tiers are available to suit consumer and business needs.
The Turnbull 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.