THE HON EMMA MCBRIDE MP
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL HEALTH
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR DOBELL
ULTRA-FAST NBN SERVICES NOW READY FOR ORDER
Eligible residential homes and businesses in parts of Dobell can now place an order to upgrade their NBN connection to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
The suburbs include Mardi, Tuggerah, Rocky Point, Tacoma, Tacoma South, Tuggerawong, Wadalba, Wyong and Watanobbi.
These upgrades will be available on demand where a customer in an eligible premises seeks a higher speed service through their Retail Service Provider.
This will allow residents and businesses to take advantage of the faster speeds which are increasingly important in a digital society and economy.
To further expand the benefits of fibre connections, the Albanese Government has invested $2.4 billion to enable an additional 1.5 million premises to transition from Fibre to the Node (FTTN) to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) by 2025 – over 660,000 of which will be in regional areas. The first tranche of eligible suburbs – 1,000,000 premises – were announced by the Government earlier this year.
As a result of the Albanese Government’s investment for a better NBN:
- Close to 90 per cent of the NBN fixed-line footprint will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 500Mbps to close to gigabit speeds.
- Around 80 per cent of all regional and remote premises will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 100 Mbps or more by late 2025. This was estimated at 33 per cent in March 2022.
- 93 per cent of all Australian homes and businesses will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 100 Mbps or more.
For more information on upgrade eligibility, visit www.nbn.com.au/fibreupgrade.