The northern suburbs of Albury are a step closer to receiving the National Broadband Network, with construction announced to commence expansion of the city’s fibre network through the second half of next year.

NBN today released an updated national rollout plan, which now finalises the rollout schedule of Albury to start throughout 2016.

Welcoming the news, local MP Sussan Ley confirmed “construction will commence on a further 1900 homes and businesses, complementing the go ahead given for the majority of the city, around 9000 premises, announced earlier this year”.

Today’s announcement includes the suburbs of Glenroy, Hamilton Valley, Lavington, North Albury, Springdale Heights, Thurgoona and urban parts of Wirlinga.

“It is very important to receive accurate information from NBN so that homeowners and businesses can be sure when this superfast broadband technology will actually be available.”

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said “the progress of the rollout to date shows the Government’s reforms of NBN is ensuring the rollout is completed sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers”.

“The arrival of the NBN means opportunities are extended to all Australians, regardless of where they live”.

NBN provides monthly updates, showing areas which have reached build preparation, build commencement or ready for service; at