Superfast broadband has arrived in parts of Mindarie, Ridgewood and Clarkson with nbn services now available to 7,000 homes and businesses. Residents in Mindarie, Ridgewood and Clarkson can begin ordering their superfast nbn service from a retail service provider.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said residents in Mindarie, Ridgewood and Clarkson should take full advantage of the opportunities available in Australia’s new high-speed broadband era.
“The Liberal Government’s National Broadband Network will 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.
“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 next generation connectivity is fast and reliable, enabling households and small businesses to be more productive and better connected for years to come.
Homes and business in Mindarie, Ridgewood and Clarkson will be connected to the nbn using fibre to the node (FTTN) technology. FTTN offers average wholesale broadband speeds of around 70 megabits per second (Mbps), with many premises able to access speeds of up to 100 Mbps. nbn will ensure that at least 90 per cent of the fixed-line footprint will have access to wholesale download speeds of 50 Mbps.
The nbn rollout in Pearce is gathering pace thanks to nbn’s simplified network construction and the company’s strong relationship with local contractors.
“Our changes to Labor’s original rollout have prevented monthly internet bills increasing by up to $43 per month and saved around $30 billion in project funding.
“It’s an exciting time for residents in Mindarie, Ridgewood and Clarkson with 7,000 homes and businesses now able to access superfast broadband,” Mr Porter said.
It typically takes a couple of weeks to connect up to the nbn after placing an order, and all residents will require new in-home equipment that is compatible with the faster nbn service.
Under the Liberal 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 in 2018. More information on how to connect to the nbn is available at www.nbnco.com.au/.