ABOUT 1600 premises in Lancelin and Ledge Point will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet, according to Pearce MHR Christian Porter.
Mr Porter said construction of the nbn’s fibre to the node technology was now underway.
He said the Coalition Government’s nbn aimed to boost productivity and provide a platform for innovation to ensure the economic and social benefits of the internet were available to every Australian.
“The development of digital technologies has reduced business costs, changed how our children study and learn and created many more ways to engage socially,’’ he said.
The nbn’s fibre to the node services deliver wholesale speeds to retail service providers of up to 100Mbps (download) and up to 40Mbps (upload).
These speeds are between four to ten times faster than existing broadband.
“Under the Coalition Government’s broadband policy, nbn has shaved years off construction time which will see the nbn connect three out of every four homes and businesses in Australia by 2018.
“It’s an exciting time for residents in Lancelin and Ledge Point seeing the nbn being built right now.”
He said more than 14,000 homes and businesses in the Pearce electorate have nbn services available, of which more than 6500 have an active nbn connection.
“There are a further 16,212 Pearce homes and businesses currently under nbn construction.’’