CONSTRUCTION of the NBN network has started in Lancelin and Ledge Point on about 1600 premises.
Contractors have been in the area boring and digging trenches, installing new pits, and constructing cabinets as well as copper jointing and interfacing the copper network with the fibre network for some time.
NBN spokeswoman Ebony Aitken said access to fast broadband was designed to provide a range of benefits.
“NBN provides improved opportunities to work from home, better access to online education and health tools and more options for on-demand entertainment,” she said.
“(Lancelin and Ledge Point) continues the momentum of the NBN rollout in WA, with more than 300,000 premises now able to connect and more than 104,000 premises now activated.”
Pearce MHR Christian Porter said superfast broadband was great news for local residents and businesses.
“It’s an exciting time for residents in Lancelin and Ledge Point seeing the NBN being built right now,” he said.
“The development of digital technologies has reduced business costs, changed how our children study and learn and created many more ways to engage socially.”
The NBN’s fibre to the node (FTTN) services deliver wholesale speeds to retail service providers of up to 100Mbps download and up to 40Mbps upload.
These speeds are between four to ten times faster than existing broadband.
More than 14,000 homes and businesses in the Pearce electorate have NBN services available, of which over 6500 have an active NBN connection.
There are a further 16,212 Pearce homes and businesses currently under NBN construction.