MORE than 34,000 Perth homes and businesses will be able to get on the NBN network over the next three months, bringing the total close to 500,000.
The news comes as more Australians are switching to faster internet retail plans, with new data released today revealing 70 per cent of new orders on the NBN network are now based on wholesale speed tiers of 50 megabytes per second (download speeds) or higher.
“We’re pleased to see the rollout continuing in Perth with 34,000 homes and businesses expected to be able to order a plan during the next three months,” WA NBN chief Rachael McIntyre said.
“This is terrific news as more people are able to enjoy the benefits of fast internet such as on-demand entertainment options, access to online learning tools, the ability to work remotely and improved productivity.
“It’s especially exciting for parts of Gosnells, Huntingdale and Southern River, with the first areas set to become ready to connect to services over the NBN network during June.
“At the same time, Riverton, Rossmoyne and Shelley will become fully connected, marking the end of construction of the network in those suburbs.”
Estimated connection times:
June: Bayswater, Bedford, Canning Vale, Carramar, Gosnells, Huntingdale, Inglewood, Mundaring, Neerabup, Pearsall, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, Southern River, Hocking, Wanneroo (24,900)
July: Ashby, Jandabup, Mariginiup, Southern River, Sinagra, Tapping, Wanneroo (7900)
August: Bedford, Embleton (2100)