If residents are seeing nbn trucks around Rockhampton, it’s because the nbn has started construction in the region.


If residents are seeing nbn trucks around Rockhampton, it’s because the nbn has started construction in the region.

nbn construction started in Allenstown, Berserker, Depot Hill, Kawana, Park Avenue, Port Curtis, Rockhampton City, The Common, The Range, Wandal, West Rockhampton in late 2015.

The workforce in the area continued to mobilise and work started late last month on constructing Fibre to the Node technology to 1800 premises in Glenlee, Parkhurst and Rockyview.  

Construction is then scheduled to move to 14,900 premises in Berserker, Frenchville, Kawana, Koongal, Lakes Creek, Limestone Creek, Nerimbera, Norman Gardens, Park Avenue this month.

Residents can expect to see nbn contractors boring and digging trenches, installing new pits, constructing cabinets, hauling, splicing and testing fibre cables, copper jointing and interfacing the copper network with the fibre network.

nbn Corporate Affairs Manager for Queensland, Kylie Lindsay said: “There is no doubt that as the world continues to change, our lives will become increasingly reliant on technology and the nbn™ network is helping to ensure that Australia keeps pace with other nations.

 

“Construction starting on more parts of the nbn in Rockhampton is great news for local residents and businesses.

“Access to fast broadband is designed to provide a range of benefits for homes and businesses such as improved opportunities to work from home, better access to online education and health tools and more options for on-demand entertainment.*

“Whole families will be able to be online at the same time, using multiple devices and all enjoying the same fast speeds.

“And for businesses, be it e-commerce, sending and receiving files, accessing online services, internet and data security, cloud based sharing or communicating with staff and customers, all aspects will be faster and more efficient with the nbn™ network.”

 

The nbn is expected to start offering active services to the region this year. More information on the nbn™ and rollout areas is available at: http://www.nbnco.com.au/maps

 

Media enquiries:

Kylie Lindsay

Mobile: 0419 850 223

Email: kylielindsay@nbn.com.au

 

* Your experience including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ network depends on the technology over which services are delivered to your premises and some factors outside our control like your equipment quality, software, broadband plans and how your service provider designs its network
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nbn work starts in another part of Rockhampton for a super-fast future
02 March 2016
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