JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - Western Australian NBN Milestone as first FTTN area goes live
12 April 2016
Communications Mitch Fifield, Member for Swan Steve Irons MP and Member for
Hasluck the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP today launched the first nbn fibre to
the node (FTTN) services in Western Australia.
“It is a pleasure to
be here today to celebrate this significant milestone for the nbn
rollout in Western Australia,” Minister Fifield said.
“The use of FTTN to deliver superfast broadband is an integral part of the
Government's multi-technology mix approach to the nbn, which uses the most
appropriate technology to deliver the nbn sooner and at less cost.”
nbn’s FTTN network uses the existing copper infrastructure already
running into homes, enabling nbn to dramatically speed up the network
rollout, save on construction costs and reduce the time residents must wait for
“From Friday, the nbn’s
superfast broadband will be available to around 7,000 homes and businesses in
parts of Cannington, Wilson, Langford and Beckenham. Residents can now contact
their preferred service provider to discuss options or place an order for a
service,” Mr Irons said.
“Around 19,000 more
services will also be available shortly in Queens Park, East Cannington and
additional areas of Beckenham.”
“The FTTN rollout is
building momentum across Western Australia with further construction underway
in Mindarie, Rockingham, Doubleview, and further south in Busselton and
Bunbury,” Mr Wyatt said.
left WA completely stranded in 2013, only managing to connect 109 existing
homes during their four years in charge of the nbn.
more than 161,000 homes and businesses can access the nbn across WA, and
there are 76,000 homes and businesses already connected.
The nbn is on track to meet this year's rollout forecasts and have the
network completed in 2020.
For more information
about the nbn rollout visit: www.nbnco.com.au