Ambergate and West Busselton to get enhanced Superfast Broadband

More than 500 premises in Ambergate and West Busselton are ready to join the superfast internet era with the NBN Co activating its fixed wireless network in the region, offering Internet speeds more than twice as fast as city-based ADSL connections.

The fixed wireless network utilises advanced 4G technology to deliver speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, enabling multiple high definition videos to be streamed at one time.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino has welcomed the activation of two fixed wireless towers in the Capes region in recent weeks, showing the Coalition Government is delivering on its pledge to get the NBN rollout back on track.

Locality                                                Premises covered

Ambergate                                         403

Busselton West                                  187

“Since the election the fixed wireless network has grown exponentially, now reaching more than 240,000 homes and business in rural and regional Australia compared to just 39,000 premises in September 2013” Mrs Marino said.

“It is great to see more South West residents getting access to this critical service.”

“Construction trials have demonstrated we can dramatically lower the cost and time it will take to deliver fast broadband to all Australians, especially those in regional areas.”

A Strategic Review conducted by the NBN Co revealed that Labor had drastically underestimated demand in rural Australia, meaning that 200,000 premises would not have been able to order a service once the networks had been built. The Coalition will invest up to $1.2 billion more in rural Australia to ensure the satellite and fixed wireless networks are able to cope with demand.

The Government’s changes to the NBN rollout will save $32 billion, will see upgrades delivered four years sooner than under Labor and will avoid Internet retail bills increasing by up to 80 per cent.

Potential customers can see the areas served by NBN Co’s fixed wireless service at and can order a new service by contacting a retail service provider. A list of providers is available on the NBN Co website at