Fast broadband in sight for Western Sydney

Friday, 16 October 2015

Super-fast broadband is coming to more than 300,000 homes and businesses in South-West Sydney, Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains under an accelerated three-year rollout of the nbn.

Across Australia the nbn is powering ahead with the release today of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide.

Today nbn is releasing its full construction schedule, providing Australians with the greatest detail yet on when the nbn will reach them.

The new rollout plan, which extends out to September 2018, provides a breakdown of when the network will be starting in specific locations and the type of technology that will be used.

Across South-West Sydney, Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, thousands of residents will benefit from fixed-line broadband upgrades to approximately 324,460 premises.

The release of the plan is a huge step forward for the nbn as the company works to speed up the rollout and make the build as cost-efficient as possible. The Coalition Government understands that internet access is important for our community in Western Sydney and will transform education, health care and other critical online services.

The Coalition Government recognises that consumers want fast broadband as soon as possible. All services over the nbn will allow families to stream movies, surf the web, and complete schoolwork online, – all at one time. Businesses will also benefit from the vastly higher bandwidth available.

Nationwide, more than 1.3 million homes and businesses can now order an nbn service and there are almost 700,000 homes and business under construction.

Around 600,000 premises already have an active connection and are enjoying the benefits of very fast broadband. nbn is working to provide fast interest to every home and business in Australia by 2020.

I will continue to keep my community here in Western Sydney informed of the progress of this important project.

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