Properties in seven Bundaberg Region suburbs are among the additional one million homes and businesses included in nbn’s latest rollout of full fibre to the premises.
nbn and the Australian Government have released the latest suburbs and towns where additional premises will become eligible to get fibre connected to their house or business by ordering an eligible wholesale speed tier.
On the list is Bundaberg Central, Bundaberg East, Bundaberg North, Bundaberg South, Bundaberg West, Thabeban and Woodgate.
The upgrades are part of the nbn fibre upgrade program, recently boosted by the Australian Government’s announcement of an additional $2.4 billion investment.
Full fibre connection to the nbn® network offers customers access to the higher speed tiers, which delivers a better, more reliable internet experience for homes and businesses.
nbn Chief Operating Officer Kathrine Dyer said the announcement was good news for customers.
“We are unlocking social and economic benefits across Australia by pushing fibre deeper into communities,” Ms Dyer said.
“Fibre is inherently more capable of delivering faster upload and download speeds, is generally more reliable than copper connections and reduces our ongoing maintenance and operating costs.
“So far, we have identified the suburbs and towns across Australia where customers living and working in around 3 million premises currently served by nbn Fibre to the Node will be able to access full fibre upgrades by the end of 2025.
“In just six years data use has tripled on the nbn network – and that exponential growth is expected to continue as customer demands increase to meet new technology.”
Other benefits of higher speeds include:
- Faster uploads and downloads for homes and businesses;
- Faster game upgrades;
- Faster streaming – making it easier to work from home, and a more enjoyable movie experience.
- The benefits are even greater for larger households with many high bandwidth devices being used at the same time. More speed is better for when the whole family is streaming online at the same time – working from home, gaming, and watching movies.
nbn is on track to enable up to 10 million premises, or up to 90 per cent of homes and businesses across Australia to access nbn Home Ultrafast, offering wholesale download speeds of 500 Mbps to close to 1 Gbps, by the end of 2025.
To trigger an upgrade, customers at eligible premises need to place an order with a retailer which is based on one of nbn’s three highest residential wholesale speed tiers.
To find out if you’re eligible for an upgrade register at nbn.com.au/fttpupgrade
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