Eligible residential homes and businesses in parts of Harrington Park, Narellan, Narellan Vale, Smeaton Grange, Elderslie, Mount Annan, Currans Hill, Gregory Hills, Oran Park and Cobbitty can now place an order to upgrade their NBN connection to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
“I welcome NBN Co’s commitment to supporting the families and businesses in South-West Sydney, and encourage the community to check the NBN website to see whether they are eligible for an upgrade,” Dr Mike Freelander MP, Federal Member for Macarthur, 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.
This will allow 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 Albanese Government’s 2022-23 Budget 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.
Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland MP said that 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.
“Our $2.4 billion investment in the Federal Budget will help ensure the NBN reaches its full potential,” she said.
As a result:
- 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.
Senator for New South Wales, Deborah O’Neill said that “the Albanese Government’s investment in the expansion of NBN fibre access is an investment in our local communities”.
For more information on upgrade eligibility, visit www.nbn.com.au/fibreupgrade.