MORE than 150,000 homes and businesses across 80 Perth suburbs have been earmarked for new NBN construction work in the second half of 2017.
NBN announced this morning that the nation-wide infrastructure project was officially at the halfway point, with more than 590,000 WA homes and businesses able to connect to the network already.
The next six months will see the rollout continue in Perth’s metropolitan suburbs.
Construction will commence in suburbs such as Tuart Hill, Edgewater, Mount Lawley, Nedlands, Karrinyup, East Fremantle, Scarborough and Kalamunda before the end of 2017.
It takes between six and nine months for homes and businesses to connect to the network once construction has begun.
“We’re building a nationwide network that has the ability to deliver wholesale speeds which are currently around eight times faster than the majority of Australia’s existing broadband services.”
NBN’s WA corporate affairs manager Ebony Aitken said the project was one of the most complex and ambitious of its kind in the world.
“With the national rollout now at the halfway mark, our team will continue to ramp up work to build the network to help meet the demand in Perth,” she said.
“To ensure residents get the best possible internet experience, it’s important they speak with their preferred retail service provider and discuss a speed and data plan which suits their needs.”
Full list of suburbs to begin construction before the end of the year:
Northern suburbs (61,750 homes and businesses)
Western suburbs (25,240 homes and businesses)
Eastern suburbs (50,900 homes and businesses)
Southern suburbs (22,540 homes and businesses)
Hills suburbs (8500 homes and businesses)