THE HON STEPHEN JONES MP
MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES
MEMBER FOR WHITLAM
THE HON MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR GREENWAY
Eligible residential homes and businesses in parts of Shellharbour can now place an order to upgrade their NBN connection to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
• Barrack Heights.
• Barrack Point.
• Mount Warrigal.
• Shellharbour City Centre.
• Shell Cove.
• Lake Illawarra.
These upgrades will be available on demand where a customer in an eligible premises seeks a higher speed service through their Retail Service Provider.
This will allow local residents and businesses to take advantage of the faster speeds which are increasingly important in a digital society and economy.
To further expand the benefits of fibre connections, the Federal Government has invested $2.4 billion to enable an additional 1.5 million premises to transition from Fibre to the Node (FTTN) to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) by 2025 – over 660,000 of which will be in regional areas. The first tranche of eligible suburbs – 1,000,000 premises – were announced by the Government earlier this year.
As a result of the Government’s investment for a better NBN:
- Close to 90 per cent of the NBN fixed-line footprint will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 500Mbps to close to gigabit speeds.
- Around 80 per cent of all regional and remote premises will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 100 Mbps or more by late 2025. This was estimated at 33 per cent in March 2022.
- 93 per cent of all Australian homes and businesses will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 100 Mbps or more.
For more information on upgrade eligibility, visit www.nbn.com.au/fibreupgrade.
Quotes attributable to Member for Whitlam, Stephen Jones:
“Illawarra residents and businesses deserve access to faster and more reliable internet. This is great news for our community.”
“I welcome NBN Co’s commitment to supporting locals here in Shellharbour and encourage people to check the NBN website to see whether they are eligible for an upgrade”.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:
“The NBN is a key investment in the nation’s future. Since 2009, the network has kept Australians connected, supported tele-health and remote education, and boosted economic productivity by expanding access to new customers for small businesses.
“The Albanese Government is committed to ensuring that Australians get the full benefit of the NBN’s potential by enabling as many NBN lines to access full fibre connections as possible.
“Delivering on our plan for a better NBN is central to the positive vision Australians voted for.
“Eligible local residents and businesses in the electorate of Whitlam will now be able to take advantage of higher speed services as a result of this announcement. Expanding fibre access will ensure Australians are at the forefront of digital connectivity and will help bridge the digital divide”.