Steve Irons MP Federal Member for Swan

Swan on track for NBN delivery

bnb-ontrackFederal Member for Swan Steve Irons today announced that around 6,000 additional households and businesses in Swan are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction on the fibre-to-the-premises network and additional build preparation work now underway.

“In South Perth, Telstra has finalised remediation of infrastructure in the area, meaning that in coming weeks, NBN Co subcontractors will be out in the streets, laying out fibre to connect approximately 3,300 premises,” Mr Irons said.

“Work will also be visible in Como as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clearing of Telstra’s pits and ducts for approximately 2,700 premises.

“I am pleased to see that work on the NBN build and construction phases are now systematically progressing throughout Swan, and I look forward to Como residents and businesses gaining access to this fast and reliable broadband service.”

Since the election, NBN Co has increased the reach of its fibre network by more than 90 per cent, now passing around 513,000 premises nationwide.

Total connections to the NBN’s various networks, including fixed wireless network and interim satellite service, have more than doubled since the election, with more than 229,000 premises now receiving NBN services.

Across the country, build preparation on the brownfields fibre network has now begun on around 200,000 homes and businesses and construction has started on an additional 391,000 premises.

The NBN will update its online maps in coming months to inform residents when physical construction of the network has begun, and when the network will be ready for service.

Detailed maps which show construction progress including green shaded areas for the ‘build preparation’ phase are available at www.nbnco.com.au/maps

 

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