Ultra-fast NBN services now ready for order in Braidwood
Eligible residential homes and businesses in parts of Braidwood can now place an order to upgrade their NBN connection to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
These upgrades will be available on demand where a customer in an eligible premise 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 Australian Government has also committed to enabling an additional 1.5 million premises to transition from Fibre to the Node (FTTN) to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) by 2025 – a significant proportion of which will be in regional areas.
Under the Australian Government’s plan:
- 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.
- 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.
For more information on upgrade eligibility, visit www.nbn.com.au/fibreupgrade.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:
“The NBN is a key investment in the nation’s future. Since 2009, the network has kept Australians connected, supported tele-health and remote education, and boosted economic productivity by expanding access to new customers for small businesses.
“The Albanese Government is committed to ensuring that Australians get the full benefit of NBN’s potential by upgrading as many NBN lines to full fibre connections as possible.”
“Eligible local residents and businesses in Braidwood will now be able to take advantage of higher speed services as a result of this announcement. Expanding fibre access will ensure Australians are at the forefront of digital connectivity and will help bridge the digital divide”.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eden-Monaro and Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, the Hon Kristy McBain MP:
“We know how important reliable telecommunications are for our local communities.
“The Braidwood community has been calling for better telecommunications for some time now so I’m thrilled that NBN upgrades will be rolled out in Braidwood.
“This announcement means eligible local families and businesses in Braidwood will be able to enjoy the benefits of a faster, more reliable fibre connection.
“I welcome NBN Co’s commitment to supporting Braidwood, and encourage the community to check the NBN website to see whether they are eligible for an upgrade.”