Eligible residential homes and businesses in parts of Canterbury and Earlwood can now place an order to upgrade their copper NBN connection to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).
These upgrades will be available on demand where a customer in an eligible premise seeks a higher speed service through their Retail Service Provider.
This will allow residents and businesses to take advantage of the faster speeds which are increasingly important in a digital society and economy.
To further expand the benefits of fibre connections, the Australian Government has also committed to enabling an additional 1.5 million premises to transition from Fibre to the Node (FTTN) to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) by 2025 – a significant proportion of which will be in regional areas.
Under the Australian Government’s plan:
- Around 80 per cent of all regional and remote premises will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 100 Mbps or more by late 2025. This was estimated at 33 per cent in March 2022.
- 93 per cent of all Australian homes and businesses will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 100 Mbps or more.
- Close to 90 per cent of the NBN fixed-line footprint will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 500Mbps to close to gigabit speeds.
For more information on upgrade eligibility, visit www.nbn.com.au/fibreupgrade.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:
“The NBN is a key investment in the nation’s future. Since 2009, the network has kept Australians connected, supported tele-health and remote education, and boosted economic productivity by expanding access to new customers for small businesses.
“The Albanese Government is committed to ensuring that Australians get the full benefit of NBN’s potential by enabling as many NBN lines to access full fibre connections as possible.”
“Eligible local residents and businesses in Canterbury and Earlwood will now be able to take advantage of higher speed services as a result of this announcement. Expanding fibre access will ensure Australians are at the forefront of digital connectivity and will help bridge the digital divide”.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, the Hon Tony Burke MP:
“We’ve always said that fibre to the premises was a far better option for families and businesses and I’m really pleased we’re able to roll this out to parts of Canterbury.
“Fibre means a faster, more reliable internet connection for businesses and families in Watson”.
“Rather than relying on last century’s copper-wire technology like the last government – we’re investing in fibre for the future.”
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Linda Burney MP:
“Fast, reliable internet connection is essential in our digital society and economy.”
“This initiative will help residents and businesses in parts of Canterbury and Earlwood faster internet speeds so that they can fully engage with the online world.”
The Hon Michelle Rowland MP
Minister for Communications
Member for Greenway
The Hon Tony Burke MP
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
Minister for the Arts
Leader of the House
Member for Watson
The Hon Linda Burney MP
Minister for Indigenous Australians
Member for Barton