The national broadband network is ramping up its roll-out in the Hastings. Work to build the nbn network for more than 24,000 homes and businesses has started.
The fibre-optic, fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure will replace the existing broadband infrastructure with a faster and more reliable broadband service.
The company says new construction work will start between now and the end of the year across Crosslands, Rosewood, Wauchope, Beechwood, King Creek, Fernbank Creek, Kendall and West Haven.
90 per cent of Port Macquarie residents are expected to able to order a retail service by the end of this year.
Once it becomes available, people use the internet more, for entertainment, education, business, accessing e-health services and keeping in touch with family and friends.
On average it takes around six to nine months from the start of construction until consumers and businesses can order services over the nbn network from their retail service provider.
More than one in two Australians can now connect to the nbn network as the rollout of the nation’s largest ever infrastructure project officially passed the halfway point this week.
“More local consumers and businesses are a step closer to being able to enjoy the benefits of fast broadband, which can deliver improved access to e-health resources, online education, teleworking opportunities and improved online entertainment options,” said nbn’s State Corporate Affairs Advisor, New South Wales, Marcela Balart.
“We are seeing great demand for fast broadband across the country – there are currently around three in four homes and businesses who have signed-up to services over the nbn network following the 18 month window they are provided to make the switch,” she said.
The rollout of the nbn network is one of the most complex and ambitious initiatives to be undertaken in any market across the world.
“We’re building a nationwide network that has the ability to deliver wholesale speeds which are currently around eight times faster than the majority of Australia’s existing broadband services,” added Ms Balart.
“To ensure local residents in this region get the best possible internet experience, it’s important they speak with their preferred retail service provider and discuss a speed and data plan which suits their needs.
“Speeds experienced over the nbn network are influenced by a range of factors such as the technology used to deliver the network as well as equipment quality, broadband plans, signal reception and the age of the smart devices being used to connect to the internet.”
For more information, go to www2.nbnco.com.au