Around 2600 premises in Mindarie are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction on the fixed line network now underway and ahead of schedule.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, witnessed the Mindarie node box being installed and said it was an important milestone for the area, with greater certainty for homes and businesses as they prepare for superfast broadband.
“The Coalition Government is committed to the ongoing reform of the NBN project, to ensure that superfast broadband can be rolled out quickly, more cost effectively and with minimal inconvenience to households,” Mr Porter said.
“The electorate of Pearce is diverse but the one thing that is common to all areas is the desire for improved communication infrastructure.
“The Coalition Government has have taken the steps to get this project on track after and I am extremely pleased to see the rollout ahead of schedule in Mindarie and surrounding suburbs.”
Residents of Mindarie can expect to see NBN contractors installing node cabinets and hauling fibre optic cable over the next few weeks, with construction then scheduled to move to parts of Clarkson, Jindalee, Merriwa, Quinns Rock and Ridgewood over the coming months.
Once construction is complete, connecting end-users is simple. Households just need a new modem gateway to plug in to the superfast speeds.
The NBN will continue to update its online maps to inform residents when the network will be ready for service.
Households and businesses can also register their details at www.nbnco.com.au to be provided with future updates.