Full-fibre NBN upgrades for Paterson communities

ELIGIBLE families and businesses in Medowie and Raymond Terrace will be able to upgrade to a full-fibre broadband connection as part of the Australian Government’s plan for a better National Broadband Network.

These premises are among the 400,000 announced in the latest tranche of eligible suburbs and towns across Australia.

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These newly eligible premises will join the three million Australian homes and businesses previously served by a slower, less reliable copper connection that can already access full-fibre upgrades.

Access to full fibre is driving productivity savings for households and businesses, with NBN users saving over 100 hours and $2,580 per year by using higher speed broadband.

NBN research shows that the network has delivered $122 billion worth of economic uplift to 2022, and has helped create approximately 169,000 additional jobs – the equivalent of a 1.3 percent increase in Australia’s labour force.

By the end of December 2023, 75 percent of premises in the NBN fixed line network will be able to access fibre all the way to their homes and benefit from download speeds of close to one gigabit per second through NBN’s fastest residential plan.

An upgrade will be available on-demand where an eligible household or business takes out a higher speed plan, with no upfront installation cost.

Meryl Swanson MP, Member for Paterson said, “I’m proud to belong to an Albanese Labor Government that is delivering on its plan for a better National Broadband Network.

“This major investment will make a meaningful difference to the quality-of-life for locals who demand, and deserve, access to reliable, fast broadband.

“This is a nation-shaping investment, ensuring more Australians – including right here in Paterson – can take advantage of all of the opportunities the digital global economy.”

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