NBN Co has announced a sixth tranche of suburbs and towns across Geelong, the Bellarine and the Surf Coast that will become eligible to upgrade to NBN’s Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), set to benefit from access to ultrafast broadband.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said today’s announcement would bring the total to 1.6 million premises of the 2 million target.
“This next stage will see another 200,000 premises eligible, more than 14,000 in the Corio and Corangamite electorates, which will drive significant benefits to the community,” Minister Fletcher said.
“NBN Co will now work with its construc-tion and delivery partners to get premises in the Bellarine region ready to upgrade to ultrafast speeds when they choose to do so.
“This represents a key part of NBN Co’s $3.5 billion investment that will see 75 per cent of Australia’s fixed line network able to access ultrafast broadband by 2023.” Senator for Victoria, Sarah Henderson, said residents and businesses across Drysdale, Jan Juc, Torquay, Bell Park, Hamlyn Heights, Lara and Norlane would benefit from being able to access ultrafast broadband.
“This will create jobs in the community, ensure local businesses can access the speeds they need to thrive, and improve connectivity for families in the entire region,” Henderson said.
“Households and businesses across our region will be able to access NBN Co’s fastest internet plans of up to 1 gigabit per second, on demand by 2023”, she said.
For more information on the new towns and suburbs go to their website: