COMING SOON: These NBN covers will become commonplace in Dalby over the next few months.
COMING SOON: These NBN covers will become commonplace in Dalby over the next few months. FILE

NBN installed at Dalby first in Maranoa

A TOTAL of 43,010 premises in Maranoa are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction of the fixed line network now under way.

“The message for Dalby, Roma and the wider Maranoa residents is clear – super fast broadband is on its way,” LNP candidate for Maranoa David Littleproud said.

Final network designs are now complete meaning that over coming weeks, NBN sub-contractors will be seen in the streets, laying out fibre and constructing the fibre-to-the-node cabinets which will deliver high-speed broadband.

The Federal Government is rolling out high-speed broadband across Australia in the fastest and most affordable way, with every home and business in Australia to be able to connect to the NBN by 2020.

Under the Coalition, the NBN rollout is on track, on budget and ahead of schedule.

By the end of June 2016, a total of 2.6million premises will be able to connect to the NBN. T

he network will have passed 5.4million premises by the end of June 2017, increasing to ninemillion premises by the end of June 2018.

“When the Coalition Government was elected in 2013, just 51,000 premises were connected to the NBN. The Coalition is now connecting more that number every month – with over 61,000 premises connected to the nbn last month alone,” Mr Littleproud said.

In the Maranoa in 2013, 1495 premises were able to connect to the NBN. Today, 13,032 homes and businesses able to connect.

“The NBN is now available to more than 2.5million homes and businesses in Australia and more than one million premises have signed up to the NBN,” Mr Littleproud said.

“It is vitally important that the people of Maranoa aren’t left waiting longer and paying more for Labor’s empty promises of gold-plated broadband.”

Once construction is complete, home and businesses owners will simply need to contact a retail service provider to sign up to an NBN plan and install a new modem.

A range of data plans and speed tiers will be available.


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