NBN switch on makes fast internet available to more in Lancelin and Ledge Point

NBN switch on makes fast internet available to more in Lancelin and Ledge Point

ABOUT 1500 homes and business in Lancelin and Ledge Point can connect to fast broadband following the switch on of the National Broadband Network (NBN) today.

Construction is underway to connect another 2000 properties in parts of Carabooda, and work is expected to start in Yanchep and Two Rocks next month that would cover another 3000 premises.

Contractors will be in the suburbs digging trenches, as well as installing new pits, constructing cabinets, hauling, splicing and testing fibre cables.

The first areas are expected to switch on later this year.

“The roll out is gaining momentum in WA with more than 470,000 premises now able to access fast and reliable broadband,” NBN State corporate affairs manager Ebony Aitken said.

“As we move further into the digital age, fast and reliable broadband becomes more vital than ever in areas such as business, health, education, entertainment and leisure.”

In 2015, NBN was made available to 1300 homes and businesses per week in WA.

Last year that rate increased to more than 2100 new properties a week, and this year it is forecast to reach about 5500 premises every week in WA.

Residents and businesses need to contact their preferred service supplier and place an order to move their landline phone and internet services over to the network.

The copper wire currently servicing residents and businesses will continue to operate for the next 18 months before being disconnected and replaced by the NBN, when customers can choose to connect or use mobile options.

For more visit www.nbnco.com.au.

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