The Member for Forrest Nola Marino today announced that the town of Harvey will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet access, with construction of the National Broadband Network now underway.

“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 Harvey to stay in touch with family and friends online” Mrs Marino said. “At least 1,400 premises in Harvey will soon receive a fibre to the node service in Harvey.”

Final network designs are now complete, meaning that over coming weeks local residents will see NBN subcontractors in Harvey connecting the area with new high-speed broadband technology.

“Businesses in Harvey will be more productive as the NBN 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. And mums and dads will be able to take care of everyday tasks like accessing government services or paying bills quickly and easily online.”

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.

More information on how to connect to the NBN is available at www.nbnco.com.au