Friday, 23 October 2015

Fast broadband in sight for Casey Electorate

Superfast broadband is coming to more than 50,000 homes and businesses in our local electorate under an accelerated three-year rollout of the NBN.

Across Australia the NBN is powering ahead with the release of a comprehensive construction plan to network 9.5 million premises nationwide.

NBN has released its full construction schedule, providing Australians with the greatest detail yet on when the NBN will reach them.

The new rollout plan, which extends out to September 2018, provides a breakdown of when the network will be starting in specific locations and the type of technology that will be used.

Across our local electorate, many thousands of residents will benefit from broadband upgrades in areas including:

Areas where construction scheduled to commence before end Sep 2018

Estimated number of premises within areas

Expected time to commence construction

Anticipated technology

Launching Place, Seville East, Woori Yallock

1,800

Q3-2016

FTTN

Seville, Wandin North

1,600

H2-2017

FTTN

Coldstream, Lilydale

5,200

H2-2017

FTTN

Badger Creek, Chum Creek, Healesville

4,300

Q2-2016

FTTN

Yarra Glen

1,000

Q3-2016

FTTN

Chirnside Park, Croydon North, Lilydale, Mooroolbark

14,100

H2-2016

HFC

East Warburton, Millgrove, Warburton, Wesburn, Yarra Junction

3,700

Jan-16

FTTN

Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kilsyth, Kilsyth South, Croydon

440

H2-2017

FTTN

Avonsleigh, Clematis, Cockatoo, Emerald, Gembrook, Kallista, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, The Patch

1,990

Q1-2017

FTTN

Kalorama, Montrose, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Olinda

7,800

H2-2017

FTTN

Bayswater, Bayswater North, Boronia, Heathmont, The Basin

1,190

H1-2017

HFC

Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kilsyth

8,060

H2-2018

HFC

Montrose

2,500

H2-2018

HFC

Don Valley East, Gembrook South, Gladysdale North, Gruyere South, Hoddles Creek South, Macclesfield, Monbulk East, Seville, Seville East, Silvan North, Silvan South, Steels Creek East, Woori Yallock South

3,210

Q1-2017

Fixed Wireless*

* Parts of the surrounding area to be covered in the rollout

The plan shows the location and timing of the nbn rollout for the construction from September 2015 until September 2018 of:

fibre to the node (FTTN) Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) and fixed wireless connections.

For the first time, this plan integrates the existing HFC cable networks across the six largest cities into the nbn rollout. By using existing infrastructure, nbn is building the network sooner and at less cost to taxpayers.

The plan does not include satellite technology or roll out to new developments.

Under the Coalition, nbn has shaved years off construction time while still delivering superfast broadband of at least 50 megabits per second to 90 per cent of the fixed line footprint.

For the majority of households this means the nbn will provide the same high speed and high quality service no matter what broadband technology is used.

The release of the plan is a huge step forward for the nbn as the company works to speed up the rollout and make the build as cost-efficient as possible. The Coalition Government understands that internet access is important for our community and will transform education, health care and other critical online services.

Rollout progress under Labor was slow and costly. The nbn only managed to connect 51,000 premises to its networks during the previous term of Government. The Australian Financial Review editorial on Thursday 15 October said “Labor has no credibility in this area” and described Labor’s plan for the nbn as “an expensive joke.”

The Coalition Government recognises that consumers want fast broadband as soon as possible. All services over the nbn will allow families to stream movies, surf the web, and complete schoolwork online, – all at one time. Businesses will also benefit from the vastly higher bandwidth available.

The plan demonstrates the Coalition’s commitment to outer-suburban and rural and regional Australia in closing the digital divide.

nbn is working to provide fast interest to every home and business in Australia by 2020. Nationwide, more than 1.3 million homes and businesses can now order an nbn service and there are almost 700,000 homes and business under construction.

I will continue to keep the local community informed of the progress of this important project for Australia.

Residents can check their suburb at: www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan

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