Coalition delivers on broadband
Fixed wireless construction has just begun to connect 188 residents and businesses in parts of Crossley and Toolong.
It is expected that broadband and phone services will be able to be connected over the National Broadband Network (NBN) from phone companies and internet providers within 12 months.
Since the election, the nationwide number of active broadband connections on the NBN has more than doubled.
The rollout is happening faster than ever since the Coalition Government took office and trials have started to test other technologies which will dramatically lower the cost and time it will take to deliver fast broadband to all Australians, Mr Tehan said
The Government’s changes to the NBN rollout will save $32 billion will see upgrades delivered four years sooner than under Labor and avoid Internet retail bills increasing by up to $43 a month.
Suburbs and towns with the worst broadband service will get priority under NBN Co’s new rollout strategy.
Detailed maps showing the areas around Crossley and Toolong where construction has begun are available at www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map.
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