Gingin gets superfast broadband

Residents in Gingin, Coonabigee and Lennard Brook are now ready to join the superfast broadband era with nbn activating its fixed wireless network, offering internet speeds more than twice as fast as city-based ADSL connections to more than 660 homes and businesses.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said the activation of the fixed wireless network in Gingin and surrounds shows the Coalition Government is rolling out better broadband across Australia sooner and in the fastest and most affordable way.

“The Coalition Government’s National Broadband Network aims to boost productivity and provide a platform for innovation to ensure the economic and social benefits of the internet are available to every Australian,” Mr Porter said.

“High speed broadband is the essential infrastructure of the 21st century and the nbn will provide the platform to deliver a range of economic and social benefits to the residents of Gingin, Coonabigee and Lennard Brooke.

“The nbn will open up new opportunities for businesses, allow students to participate in immersive learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom and make it easier for residents to pay bills quickly and easily online as well as stay in touch with family and friends.”

Residents in Gingin, Coonabigee and Lennard Brooke can now place an order for the nbn with a retail service provider. It typically takes a couple of weeks to connect to the nbn after placing an order and all residents will require a new modem from a retailer that is compatible with the faster nbn service.

Under the Coalition Government all Australians will be able to connect to the nbn by 2020.

“Over 14,000 homes and businesses in the Pearce electorate have nbn services available, of which over 6,500 have an active nbn connection,” Mr Porter said.

“There are a further 16,212 Pearce homes and businesses currently under nbn construction.”

More information on how to connect to the nbn is available at www.nbnco.com.au