Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield gives Nelson Bay NBN Co update

ROLL OUT: There are more than 15,000 homes with NBN access in Paterson and that number is expected to triple before the end of the year. Picture: Glen Hunt
ROLL OUT: There are more than 15,000 homes with NBN access in Paterson and that number is expected to triple before the end of the year. Picture: Glen Hunt

A FURTHER 16,000 homes and businesses at Nelson Bay are expected to benefit from the national broadband roll out in the next few months.

Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield delivered the update on NBN Co’s progress at Nelson Bay Marina on Tuesday. 

He said the roll out had gathered pace thanks to the Coalition’s fibre to the node model.  

“Our changes to Labor’s original roll out have prevented monthly internet bills increasing by up to $43 per month and saved around $30 billion in project funding,” Mr Fifield said.

“It’s an exciting time for residents in Paterson with an additional 30,000 homes and businesses across Maitland, and areas from Soldiers Point around to Fingal Bay, set to switch on the NBN over the next few months.”

Mr Fifield delivered the update with the Liberal candidate for Paterson Karen Howard. She said residents in the eastern half of Nelson Bay could start ordering an NBN service this week.

“Nelson Bay is the first area of Paterson to be switched on tonbn’s fast node-based broadband, and residents should jump on board,” Ms Howard said. 

“Access to fast broadband at affordable prices can be revolutionary for small businesses, households with students and people working from home.”

Construction on the NBN network will extend to areas around Raymond Terrace, Tarro, Thornton and Williamtown in the second half of 2016. 

  • www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business

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