3 September, 2021
Even faster internet for Edmonton
CUSTOMERS in Edmonton are set to have access to ultrafast broadband following NBN Co’s announcement of the latest suburbs and towns across Australia that will become eligible to upgrade to NBN’s Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
Work is already under way at Edmonton and on the 1.1 million Australian premises in the Fibre to the Node network areas also chosen for upgrade to FTTP.
Under the new framework, Edmonton residents and businesses will be able to access ultrafast internet speeds of up to 1000 megabits per second.
Senator for Queensland and Special Envoy for Northern Australia, Susan McDonald, said faster internet would be a major boost to businesses, education and average households.
“To accelerate development of regional areas, superfast, reliable internet is a must,” she said.
“It allows people to work remotely, it opens up more opportunities for telehealth and online learning, assists precision agriculture and allows businesses to improve their services to customers.”
Minister for Communications, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, welcomed today’s announcement by NBN Co identifying 300,000 extra homes and businesses able to access ultrafast internet speeds.
“This is a further step towards delivering on NBN Co’s commitment as part of the $4.5 billion network upgrades announced last year, that two million premises presently on the fibre to the node footprint will be able to order a service of up to 1 Gbps by the end of 2023.” Minister Fletcher said.
In total, NBN Co’s commitment is to make speeds of up to 1 Gbps available to around 8 million premises, or up to 75 per cent of homes and businesses in the fixed line network footprint, by 2023.
For more information on the NBN, go to www.nbnco.com.au