nbn’s fast and reliable broadband arrives in Albury this week, with the first fixed line services set to be switched on in the city’s west from Thursday (22 September).
Farrer MP Sussan Ley said “making sure regional Australia receives all the advantages of fast broadband as quickly as possible is a very important commitment from the Coalition government”.
“We’ve already seen nbn fixed wireless towers built for a number of our local towns and the launch of the new Sky Muster satellite for outlying areas.
The arrival of faster internet in Albury opens up a new digital era for more than 3,000 homes and businesses in the area.”
Fixed line delivers wholesale internet speeds at a guaranteed minimum of 25 megabytes per second (Mbps – download speeds to retail services) which is three to four times faster than many existing ADSL broadband connections in Albury.
“This really is an exciting period for our city, with the east and south of the city also set to have access to the fibre network by the middle of next month, and the rest of the CBD on line in November.”
“Work in the northern suburbs of Albury gets underway in the next few weeks with access to the nbn expected across Glenroy, Lavington, Springdale Heights and Thurgoona in the first half of next year.”
“Under the Coalition, more than three million homes and businesses are now able to order an nbn service, with more than one million paying customers connected.
This compares to just 51,000 connections in the six years of the previous Labor Government”, Ms Ley concluded.
Accessing the nbn is not automatic and you should contact an internet or phone company to discuss your needs and be able to switch to the network.
It typically takes a couple of weeks to connect up to the nbn after placing an order – all services require a new modem from a retailer compatible with the faster broadband service.
More information on how to connect is available at www.nbnco.com.au or call 1800 687 626.