NBN rollout commences at Esk

15 September 2014

The Federal Government has announced that homes and businesses across Esk will soon be connected to services over the National Broadband Network (NBN), as the accelerated countrywide rollout continues.

Queensland LNP Senator Barry O’Sullivan announced that 313 homes and businesses along Highland Street, Esk, will soon be able to take advantage of fast and reliable broadband as NBN construction officially commences this week.

“The Federal Government has overseen a significant acceleration in the pace of the rollout in recent months and it’s great that the people of Esk will reap the benefits,” Senator O’Sullivan said.

“The NBN is a vital piece of infrastructure, providing enhanced connectivity for residents and businesses alike. It will allow people living in regional and rural communities to take full advantage of the commercial and personal benefits from the digital age.

“The Federal Government is focused on driving efficiency and stability within the NBN construction program to deliver on its commitment of providing faster, more efficient and a less costly broadband for all Australians, especially for those in regional areas.”

The Government’s changes to the NBN rollout will save $32 billion, which have been supported earlier this year by an independent review, will see upgrades delivered four years sooner than under Labor and avoid Internet retail bills increasing by up to $43 a month.

Suburbs and towns with the worst broadband service will get priority under NBN Co’s new rollout strategy.

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