National Broadband Network momentum builds in Noble Park
More than 2,500 more homes and businesses across areas of Noble Park are set to receive fast broadband.
This is on top almost 85,000 Victorian home and business owners who are already able to connect to the NBN.
NBN Co spokesperson Trent Williams said information is already available online about the plans and packages being offered by phone and internet providers.
“Today’s announcement continues the momentum of the NBN rollout in Victoria and means more construction workers will be rolling out the NBN faster to the state.
“People connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) find that access to faster broadband lets them download movies without having to wait hours, connect with family and friends like they’re standing right in front of them and work from home like they would in the office.”**
“Call your preferred phone or internet service provider to connect to the NBN and be one of the first to connect to the service when it comes online,” Mr Williams said.
On average it takes around 12 months from the start of construction until residents and business owners can access services over the National Broadband Network (NBN) from phone companies and internet providers.
A list of service providers can be found at www.nbnco.com.au/serviceproviders
NBN Co continues to build out the network in Victoria and switch on the NBN in areas of the suburbs South Morang and Brunswick. Building works are also already underway in areas Keysborough, Parkville and Tullamarine.
The detailed maps showing the areas to be covered by the fibre network are available at: www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map.*
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Notes to editors
• As part of the Statement of Expectations released in April 2014, NBN Co is working to ensure all Australians have access to very fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices, and at the least cost to taxpayers. The Statement allows for the NBN to be built in the most cost-effective way using the technology best matched to each area of Australia.
• The rollout maps on the NBN Co website are intended to be an accurate picture of the state of the rollout as it stands today. The maps will be updated as the shape of future rollout becomes clearer.
• People who can order a service from their phone company or internet provider and want to make the switch to the NBN now should search ‘getting connected’ on the nbnco.com.au website.
• Home and business owners who are scheduled to have their landline phone, ADSL internet and Telstra cable internet services disconnected on a particular date will receive letters from NBN Co with details about how to switch to the NBN. Services not replaced by the NBN include TransACT, OptiComm, some Telstra Velocity services and others. For a full list please visit www.nbnco.com.au/switchoff or call NBN Co on 1800 687 626. Optus cable internet services may also be switched off on a different date and existing customers will be advised separately.
• Areas within suburbs will have different switch off dates depending on when the NBN becomes available in each area.
• Homes and businesses that have an existing medical or security alarm systems should contact their alarm provider and phone company to enquire about their current system and how it will work over the NBN.
*The new rollout maps identify one or more areas where NBN Co has commenced building or intends to build the NBN. From the commencement of work through to when a construction area “goes live”, NBN Co undertakes a series of steps that may result in changes to the design of the network in the respective area, possibly involving the movement of the boundaries. NBN Co may update the map in the future in the event of boundary changes.
**Your experience including the speeds actually achieved over the NBN depends on some factors outside our control like your equipment quality, software, broadband plans and how your service provider designs its network.