THE HON MICHELLE LANDRY MP
Assistant Minister for Children and Families
Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism
Federal Member for Capricornia
THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts
Customers in Marian and Mirani are set to have access to ultrafast broadband following NBN Co’s announcement of thelatest trancheof suburbs and towns across Australia that will become eligible to upgrade to NBN’s Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, welcomed today’s announcement by NBN Co identifying the locations of an additional 300,000 homes and businesses which will be able to access ultrafast internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps (one gigabit per second, otherwise known as 1,000 megabits per second – or blazing fast broadband).
“This is a further step towards delivering on NBN Co’s commitment as part of the $4.5 billion network upgrades announced last year, that two million premises presently on the fibre to the node footprint will be able to order a service of up to 1 Gbps by the end of 2023.” Minister Fletcher said.
Work on the 1.1 million premises in the Fibre to the Node network areas selected for upgrade is underway and today’s announcement takes the total footprint to 1.4 million premises selected.
Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, said that as well as the benefits that faster internet can provide, this investment by NBN Co will provide a much-needed boost to economic activity and employment in the region.
“The commencement of these works by NBN Co will create jobs for the Marian and Mirani community and support local businesses by allowing them to take advantage of the benefits that ultrafast broadband can provide,” Ms Landry said.
In total, NBN Co’s commitment is to make speeds of up to 1 Gbps available to around 8 million premises, or up to 75 per cent of homes and businesses in the fixed line network footprint, by 2023.
For more information on the NBN, go to www.nbnco.com.au