National Broadband Network for Doubleview

Minister Keenan with a WA NBN employee.
Minister Keenan with a WA NBN employee.

DOUBLEVIEW residents are one-step closer to receiving high-speed broadband after the first National Broadband Network (NBN) node was constructed last week.

Launched by the NBN in September, the product promises to deliver faster broadband internet via a fibre-optic cable that connects to a neighbourhood node, using copper lines.

Doubleview is the first suburb to receive the new technology north of the river.

Stirling MHR Michael Keenan said the release of the new technology was part of the Federal Government’s commitment to delivering the NBN network to as many homes as possible in the next few years.

“Residents in Stirling are one step closer to receiving faster broadband via the NBN network with nodes being installed in their neighbourhoods over the coming months,” Mr Keenan said.

“We expect these homes in the Stirling electorate will start to be able to connect to the NBN network towards the middle of next year.”

The Government’s three-year plan brings the total number of homes and businesses in WA with NBN access or where construction has started on NBN by September 2018 to about 970,000.

There will be a progressive roll out in Mirrabooka, Balga, Innaloo, Karrinyup, Stirling, Carine and Waterman’s Bay from 2017 onwards.

The full list of communities where work is scheduled to start before September 2018 and is available at www.nbn.com.au/3yearplan