NBN Co spokesman Peter Gurney said altogether 1300 properties in the Lancelin townsite and surrounding areas would get access to the NBN as more construction started over the next 18 months.
‘The rollout of the NBN is gaining momentum across the country, providing homes and businesses with access to internet speeds and bandwidth that many in the big cities take for granted.
‘It can help residents access e-health services, distance education and entertainment on demand, while businesses have the ability to increase productivity, reduce costs and access new markets,’ Mr Gurney said.
Gingin Shire President Michael Aspinall said the extension would benefit the Shire, making it more mobile. ‘We are always considering ways to become more relevant and closer to our communities and the NBN will enable us to achieve this,’ he said.
Construction of the fixed line network for Lancelin, Ledge Point, Gabbadah, Guilderton and Woodridge is due to commence in the next 18 months.
Last week’s Times included inaccurate figures provided by Pearce MHR Christian Porter’s office that all 1300 properties would get NBN access within 12 months.