NBN fibre upgrades hits two million premises milestone
A record two million additional households can now access faster and more reliable fibre broadband as part of upgrades to the National Broadband Network.
Full-fibre upgrades are available on-demand at no additional installation cost where an eligible customer takes out a higher speed plan through their Retail Service Provider. A fibre connection allows Australians to access NBN’s highest speed tiers of close to 1 Gbps.
With Australians increasingly connected and reliant on high quality internet – from accessing online services, streaming content, videoconferencing with colleagues, and more – a fibre connection means faster speeds and a more reliable broadband.
The Albanese Government is committed to expanding fibre access on the NBN to even more Australians through $2.4 billion investment in the 2022-23 October Federal Budget.
The investment will allow an additional 1.5 million premises to transition from a slower and less reliable copper to full-fibre by 2025 – over 660,000 of which will be in regional areas.
Upgrades to the fixed line network are complemented by a $480 million investment by the Albanese Government to upgrade the NBN Fixed Wireless network, and the recent launch of a new uncapped NBN Sky Muster product to boost internet speeds in regional areas.
For more information on eligibility to upgrade visit https://www.nbnco.com.au/fttpupgrade
Quotes attributable to Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:
"The Albanese Government is committed to delivering a better NBN for all Australians.
“An additional two million Australian households can now access a world-class full-fibre broadband connection that’s faster and more reliable than their old copper service.
“These upgrades are great news for data-hungry families, and a boon for businesses who need fast broadband to take advantage of an increasingly digital economy.
“I encourage Australians to visit the NBN website to see if can access a fibre upgrade”.