About 8000 premises in the Wangaratta area will have access to fixed line NBN within 18 months. NBN Co. made the announcement today as part of the plan for the next 1.9 million homes and businesses to have access to the national network.
Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, welcomed the news that Wangaratta, Waldara and Wangaratta South had been included in the fixed line footprint.
“This is great news for Wangaratta householders and business owners who will have faster internet speeds and more reliable connection by June 2016,” Ms McGowan said.
Ms McGowan said construction and connection would be completed by mid-2016 and this meant business could now plan for the future.
“Small business owners will also welcome this news today and will be able to promote and grow their enterprises further when they connect to the NBN,” Ms McGowan said.
“Residents in Wangaratta have been constantly asking my office when the NBN is coming to their area and today they have their answer. This is delivering on my election commitment to work with the Government to fix the telecommunications problems in Indi. I will continue to represent the people’s needs to Government as this infrastructure program continues.”
This announcement comes on the back of 11 fixed wireless NBN towers being constructed across Indi.
Go to http://www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/check-your-address.html to check addresses in the NBN rollout plan.