NBN rollout gathers speed in South Australia


Modbury next in line for fast broadband

The first 1,600 homes and businesses in parts of Modbury and Valley View can now connect to services over the National Broadband Network (NBN) and experience the benefits of fast and reliable broadband.

This begins the countdown for local residents and businesses in parts of Modbury and Valley View to make the switch before most existing landline phone and internet services are replaced by services over the NBN.* They will follow parts of Willunga which was among the first communities in Australia to complete the transition to the NBN, starting from May 2014.

NBN Co spokesperson Justin Jarvis said:

“Homes and businesses in parts of Modbury and Valley View can now take advantage of fast and reliable broadband. The NBN can help deliver improved access to e-health resources, online education, teleworking opportunities and entertainment on demand.

“It’s important for residents and businesses to know the move to the NBN is not automatic. We encourage them to contact their preferred phone company and internet service provider to connect their home or business phone and internet services over to the NBN.”

Adelaide Tech Guy, Richard Pascoe said:

“This is a momentous moment for Modbury. With the activation of the first NBN services in northern Adelaide, we have achieved world class status in terms of our broadband infrastructure.

“Fast broadband will open up opportunities for our community and businesses, not just for now, but many years into the future. The NBN presents exciting opportunities for businesses to find new ways to increase productivity, reduce costs and expand markets through new ways of working.”

City of Tea Tree Gully Mayor, Pat Trainor said:

“We welcome the arrival of improved broadband in parts of Modbury and Valley View. The NBN is a vital piece of infrastructure, providing enhanced connectivity for residents and businesses alike.

“We are committed to developing initiatives and programs that will leverage the benefits of broadband.”

The NBN rollout in South Australia continues, with more than 8,200 home and business owners already connected to the network. Build preparation works and construction activities are also underway to bring the NBN to a further 49,000 homes and businesses across the state.

You can find out whether you are eligible to connect to the NBN as well as more information about the steps you need to take to make the switch by visting nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map

Media enquiries:

NBN Co Media Hotline
P: 02 9927 4200
E: media@nbnco.com.au


Notes to editors:

  • More than16,000 homes and businesses can order services over the NBN across parts of the following South Australian regions including;

Region

Suburb

Greater Adelaide

Willunga (F), Aldinga Beach (F), Seaford (F), Moana (F), Valley View (F), Modbury (F), McLaren Vale (F), McLaren Flat (F)

Fleurieu Peninsula

Yankalilla (FW)

Murraylands and Riverland

Tailem Bend (FW), Tintinara (FW),Coonalpyn (FW), Meningie (FW)

 

Limestone Coast

Allendale  East (FW), Yahl (FW), Lucindale (FW), Naracoorte North (Surrounds) (FW), Kybybolite (FW), Port Macdonnell (Surrounds), Tarpeena (FW), Worrolong (FW), Moorak East (FW)

Fixed Wireless = FW            Fixed Line = F

  • Build preparation and construction activities are currently underway to build the NBN for an additional 49,000 homes and businesses in parts of the South Australia including :

Region

Suburb

Greater Adelaide

Nailsworth (F), Vale Park (F), Walkerville (F), Collinswood (F), Medindie (F), Medindie Gardens (F), Gilberton (F), Old Noarlunga (F), Noarlunga Downs (F), Moana (F), Seaford Rise (F), Modbury (F), Ovingham (F), Fitzroy (F), Holden Hill (F), Hope Valley (F), Highbury (F), Seaford (F), Seaford Meadows (F), Aldinga Beach (F), Para Vista (F), Valley View (F), Kilburn(F), Prospect (F), Blair Athol, Dudley Park, Collinswood (F), Enfield (F), Nailsworth (F), Sefton Park (F), Broadview (F),Para Hills (F), Ingle Farm (F)

Barossa Valley

Angaston (FW), Greenock (FW), Nuriootpa (FW)

Fleurieu Peninsula

Victor Harbor (F), Hindmarsh Valley (F), McCracken (F), Hayborough (F), Strathalbyn (F) Encounter Bay (F)

Murraylands and Riverland

Berri (Surrounds) (FW), Barmera (surrounds) (FW), Cobdogla (FW), Monash (FW), Glossop (FW), Loxton (FW), Cadell (FW), Waikerie (FW), Morgan (FW), Cooltong (FW)

Yorke Peninsula

Warooka (FW), Yorketown (FW), Pine Point (FW), Port Clinton (FW), Kadina (FW), Moonta (FW), Balgowan (FW)

Limestone Coast

Nene Valley (FW),

Fixed Wireless = FW            Fixed Line = F

  • On average it takes around 12 months from the start of construction until residents and business owners can receive NBN services from phone and internet providers.
  • The move to the NBN is not automatic – homes and businesses will need to take the following steps:

1.     Contact your preferred internet service provider or phone company:

a.     If you have a medical alarm or alert (or a family member, carer or friend) you are encouraged to register your details with NBN Co’s Medical Alarm Register by calling 1800 227 300 or complete the online form at nbnco.com.au/medicalregister.

b.     If you have an EFTPOS terminal, fax or alarm system, call the provider of that service (for example your bank) to ask what internet or landline phone services over the NBN will support the device.

c.     If your building has an emergency lift phone and/or a fire indicator panel you are encouraged to register your details with NBN Co so these services can be identified by calling 1800 687 626.***

d.     Contact your preferred phone company or internet service provider and discuss your requirements.

2.     Choose a plan that suits your needs.

3.     Order your service over the NBN as soon as possible.

*The NBN is replacing most landline networks for phone and internet services, including copper and the majority of HFC networks, within its fixed line footprint with a mix of technologies.  Services provided over existing fibre networks (including in-building, health and education networks) and some special and business services may not be affected. To find out if your services will be affected, please contact your current phone or internet provider.  For more information, visit www.nbnco.com.au/switchoff or call 1800 687 626.

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11 September 2014
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