FAST broadband is just around the corner for parts of Daglish and Jolimont as construction gets underway to connect the area to the NBN network.
Work started this month on building fixed line technology for 29,000 premises in parts of Daglish and Jolimont, with remaining areas of Shenton Park, Crawley, Nedlands, Dalkeith, West Leederville, Subiaco, Wembley and West Perth continuing over coming months.
City of Subiaco chief executive Don Burnett said the City was pleased to confirm the rollout of the National Broadband Network in the Subiaco area.
“The works, which make use of existing telecommunications infrastructure, will be relatively low-impact,” he said.
“The City will be working closely with NBN Co and its contractors to ensure our residential and business properties are well placed to reap the benefits of the improved technology.”
More than 10,600 premises in parts of Mt Claremont, Swanbourne, Claremont, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park were made ready for service last month and the remaining parts of Cottesloe, Swanbourne and Mosman Park – covering 4000 premises – are expected to switch on in June.
Construction is expected to start for a small remaining section of Mt Claremont and Claremont later in the year.
NBN corporate affairs manager for WA Ebony Aitken said the western suburbs would benefit from the switch.
“Once construction works are complete, the community will join more than 4.8 million other premises across Australia that are currently able to enjoy the benefits of the NBN network, with more than 490,000 of those in WA,” she said.