Residents and businesses in some parts of Lindsay will be able to take advantage of faster internet speeds which are increasingly important in a digital society and economy.
Eligible residential homes and businesses in parts of North St Marys, Werrington and Berkshire Park 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 premises seeks a higher speed service through their Retail Service Provider.
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 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.
Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland said 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,” Ms Rowland said.
“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. Expanding fibre access will ensure Australians are at the forefront of digital connectivity and will help bridge the digital divide”.
Senator Tony Sheldon welcomed the announcement.
“This announcement is an opportunity for eligible local families and businesses to enjoy the benefits of a faster, more reliable fibre connection,” Mr Sheldon said.
“I welcome NBN Co’s commitment to supporting the families and businesses in North St Marys, Werrington and Berkshire Park, and encourage the community to check the NBN website to see whether they are eligible for an upgrade”.
For more information on upgrade eligibility, visit www.nbn.com.au/fibreupgrade.