A FEDERAL Government joint standing committee has recommended that all remaining network lines, including Tuart Hill, Doubleview and Karrinyup, without NBN be equipped with a fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technology.
The Joint Standing Committee on the NBN tabled its first report in Parliament on October 16, which featured several recommendations to NBN Co on how customers moved their telecommunications to the NBN and the quality and reliability of the service.
NBN’s access network has been rolled out in the Town of Bassendean, while installation in the City of Bayswater will continue with works due to start in parts of Bayswater, Bedford and Embleton, and continue in sections of Maylands, Morley and Mt Lawley in late 2017.
The rollout in the City of Stirling will continue, with works due to start in parts of Nollamara and Tuart Hill, and continue in sections of Balcatta, Balga, Doubleview, Karrinyup, Osborne Park, Mirrabooka, Scarborough, Stirling, Westminster and Yokine in late 2017.
NBN Co WA spokeswoman Rebecca Papillo said NBN Co would be looking closely at the recommendations in order to improve customer experience through improved installation, fault detection and a national awareness campaign.
“During the planning process a change of planned technology can sometimes occur if NBN can deploy another technology in a more cost-effective and timely manner,” she said.
“With more than 90 per cent of premises already in design, construction or ready for service as at June 30 this year, any changes to technology in homes now would lead to lengthy delays of up to two or three years.”