Faster NBN rollout kicks off in Bunbury

Work has started to deliver the NBN to around 28,000 premises in Greater Bunbury, under a revised rollout approach that will save months in construction time and see the project completed nationwide years sooner and at less cost.

Across Australia 436,000 premises are due to start NBN construction in coming months.

The NBN’s monthly update shows that pre-construction activities, for example readying pits and pipes ahead of the physical network construction, have begun in:

 

Bunbury 2200
Bunbury, East Bunbury, Eaton, Pelican Point 3400
Bunbury, South Bunbury 4100
Carey Park, College Grove, Dalyellup, Gelorup, South Bunbury 4200
Carey Park, Davenport, Glen Iris, Vittoria 2500
Carey Park, East Bunbury 3300
Dalyellup 2400
Eaton, Millbridge 2800
South Bunbury, Usher, Withers 3100

 

The new approach will see the upgrades accelerated throughout the country. The NBN will use different technologies used where they are most appropriate, including fibre to the node.

In early deployments, the technology has delivered average download speeds of 91 megabits per second and upload speeds of 36 megabits per second.

Those speeds would enable a premise to stream up to 18 high definition Netflix streams simultaneously, or other bandwidth intensive applications such as online learning and tele-health consultations.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said today’s announcement demonstrates the Coalition’s plan to deliver the NBN sooner and at less cost to taxpayers is working.

“Around the country, the pace of the NBN rollout has greatly accelerated, with more than 1 million premises now serviceable by the NBN’s various technologies, up from 275,000 serviceable premises at the time of the last election.”

A new contracting model recently signed by NBN will reward those contractors who can demonstrate they can complete construction quickly while meeting specified levels of build quality.

“The great thing about the NBN’s new approach is that we will see the benefits of broadband much sooner and services will be much more affordable – avoiding the 80 per cent price hikes that were foreshadowed under Labor’s project” Mrs Marino said.

By September 2016, more than three million Australian homes and businesses will have an NBN service in place or under construction.

Residents can check their suburb at www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan