nbn construction kicks off in Northam

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said approximately 4000 premises in parts of Northam will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet, with construction of the National Broadband Network’s fibre to the node (FTTN) technology now underway.

“The message for Northam residents is clear – superfast broadband is on its way,” Mr Porter said.

“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.

“The development of digital technologies has reduced business costs, changed how our children study and learn and created many more ways to engage socially.”

The nbn’s FTTN services deliver wholesale speeds to retail service providers of up to 100Mbps (download) and up to 40Mbps (upload). These speeds are between four to ten times faster than existing broadband.

“Under the Coalition Government’s broadband policy, nbn has shaved years off construction time which will see the nbn connect to 3 out of every 4 homes and businesses in Australia by 2018,” Mr Porter said.

“It’s an exciting time for residents in Northam seeing the nbn being built right now.”

Over 14,000 homes and businesses in the Pearce electorate have nbn services available, of which over 6,500 have an active nbn connection. There are a further 16,212 Pearce homes and businesses currently under nbn construction.

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