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NBN release three-year roll-out plan

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THE National Broadband Network (NBN) yesterday (October 16) released its full construction schedule for the next three years, providing Australians with the greatest detail yet on when the NBN will reach them.

The comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide will see more than 40,500 homes and businesses across the electorate of Parkes accessing super-fast broadband under an accelerated three-year roll-out.

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton welcomed the plan, saying it demonstrates the Coalition Government’s commitment to rural and regional Australia in closing the digital divide.

“I am very proud to be part of a Government that is bringing cutting edge technology to the people of rural and regional Australia,” Mr Coulton said.

“The release of this accelerated roll-out plan means that most of my electorate is now on track to be rolled out by the end of 2017, bringing the entire NBN roll-out forward by quite a few years.

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“We are back on track and we are very quickly fixing up the mess left to us by the previous government.”

The new roll-out plan, which extends 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 the Parkes electorate, thousands of residents will benefit from broadband upgrades in areas including:

 

Localities Approximate Premises Construction begins
Dubbo 8,000 Dec-2015
Warren, Ravenswood 900 Q1-2017
Wee Waa 900 H2-2017
Lightning Ridge 700 Q1-2017
Coonamble 1,300 Q1-2017
Gilgandra 1,300 Q1-2017
Gulgong 1,000 Sep-2015
Cobar 2,200 Q1-2017
Boggabri 500 H2-2017
Coonabarabran 1,400 Q4-2016
Condobolin 1,300 Q1-2017
Mudgee 4,900 Q2-2016
Warialda 700 H2-2017
Walgett 800 H1-2017
Lake Cargelligo 600 Q1-2017
Narromine 1,600 Q4-2016
Nyngan 1,000 H1-2017
Bingara 700 H2-2017
Narrabri 2,900 H2-2017
Bourke 1,100 Q4-2016
Wellington, Montefiores 2,400 Sep-2015
Moree 3,800 H2-2017
Trangie 500 Q4-2016

The release of the plan is a huge step forward for the NBN as the company works to speed up the roll-out and make the build as cost-efficient as possible. The Coalition Government understands that internet access is important for our community and will transform small business, 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.  Local businesses will also benefit from the vastly higher bandwidth available.

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

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

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