65,800 homes and businesses to connect to NBN by June

NBN workers installing fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technology.
NBN workers installing fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technology.

MORE than 65,000 households and businesses across the Perth metropolitan area will be connected to the NBN broadband access network by June.

The network has rolled out to 14,300 premises in Duncraig, Glendalough, Joondanna, Kenwick, Maddington, Marmion, Morley, Noranda, Osborne Park, Sorrento and Tuart Hill this month.

Carine, Kewdale, Mt Hawthorn and Duncraig are among the next suburbs to get connected in March.

There will be a total of 65,800 premises connected to NBN by the end of June.

NBN WA manager Jane McNamara said more than three in four homes and businesses were currently connected to the network.

“Over the coming months, some Perth residents will see NBN Co contractors performing construction work in their community, building the infrastructure that will provide them fast broadband services over the NBN access network,” she said.

“For those who are already able to connect, but who have not yet done so, we encourage you to make the switch now, to start experiencing the benefits of fast broadband sooner than later.

“It’s important to do your research to ensure you’re on the right speed and data plan for your broadband requirements, as well as take some simple steps such as checking your in-home set-up.”

The state-wide rollout is expected to be completed in 2020.

For information, www.nbnco.com.au.

List of suburbs to be connected to NBN

February (14,300 premises):

-Duncraig, Glendalough, Joondanna, Kenwick, Maddington, Marmion, Morley, Noranda, Osborne Park, Sorrento, Tuart Hill

March (10,200 premises):

– Carine, Duncraig, Gwelup, Hamersley, Joondanna, Kewdale, Koondoola, Mount Hawthorn

April (16,100 premises):

– Balcatta, Dianella, Forrestfield, Hamersley, Maddington, Warwick, Yokine

May (6600 premises):

– Carine, Gosnells, Huntingdale, Karrinyup, North Beach, Trigg, West Leederville

June (18,600 premises):

– Duncraig, East Perth, Greenwood, Highgate, Leederville, Malaga, North Perth, Northbridge, West Perth