Eligible residential homes and businesses in parts of Macarthur can now place an order to upgrade their NBN connection to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
Welcoming NBN Co’s commitment to supporting local families and businesses, Federal Member for Macarthur Dr Mike Freelander encouraged the community to check the NBN website to see whether they are eligible for an upgrade.
The suburbs include: Blair Athol, Campbelltown, Glen Alpine, Ambarvale, Bradbury, Rosemeadow, St Helens, Englorie Park, Menangle Park, Kentlyn, Ruse, Blairmount, Claymore, Eagle Vale, Woodbine and Gilead.
“The Albanese Government’s investment to expand NBN fibre access is a gamechanger. This announcement is an opportunity for eligible local families and businesses to enjoy the benefits of a faster, more reliable fibre connection,” Dr Freelander said.
These upgrades will be available on demand where a customer in an eligible premises seeks a higher speed service through their Retail Service Provider.
“Eligible local residents and businesses in Macarthur 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,” Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland said.
To further expand the benefits of fibre connections, the Albanese 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.