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17,100 Premises in Werriwa Now Eligible for Full-Fibre Upgrades

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The Hon Michelle Rowland MP
Minister for Communications
Member for Greenway
Anne Stanley MP
Government Whip
Member for Werriwa
MEDIA RELEASE

17,100 households and businesses in Werriwa are now able to access upgrades from slow
copper to world-class, full fibre broadband over the National Broadband Network, thanks to investments from the Australian Government.
Upgrades in NSW mean one million premises across the state can now upgrade from
slower, less reliable copper connections to fibre-to-the-premises. Fibre is capable of delivering speeds 18x faster than the average broadband connection
over copper, and is less likely to drop out or degrade.
This milestone means more people in NSW than ever before can enjoy faster speeds while streaming, gaming and working from home, and continues the Albanese Government’s commitment to deliver high speed broadband and keep communities connected.
Following NBN Co’s initial construction work, fibre upgrades are available on-demand at no installation cost when an eligible household or small business takes out an eligible higherspeed plan.
Average data usage in Australia has increased 10 times over the last 10 years, with the average home now hosting 21 internet-connected or smart devices.
NBN Co is currently consulting with industry on a new plan to turbocharge speeds available vover the network. The plan would give customers who upgrade to full-fibre speeds of up to
500Mbps, at no extra wholesale cost.v Upgrades to full fibre access are continuing across the country, with the Albanese
Government investing $2.4 billion to expand full-fibre access to an additional 1.5 million vpremises – including over 660,000 in regional communities.
Upgrades to the network will enable more than 10 million homes and businesses to access NBN Co’s fastest residential speed plan by the end of 2025.
Check if your property can get full fibre by going to
https://www.nbnco.com.au/residential/upgrades/more-fibre#checkaddress. Quotes attributable to the Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:
“Fast and reliable full-fibre broadband unlocks greater social inclusion and economic productivity. It’s essential infrastructure in 2024.
“This is a fantastic milestone for 17,100 households in Werriwa who have been saddled with slow
and unreliable copper technology rolled out by the former Liberal-National Government.
“Access to this technology is vital for families who have had to struggle with drop outs and slow
speeds over copper.
“I strongly encourage households to check the NBN website to see if you might be eligible for a fullfibre upgrade”. Quotes attributable to the Member for Werriwa, Ms Anne Stanley MP:
“The Albanese Government’s investment to expand full-fibre broadband access in my local community is a gamechanger.
“This is an opportunity for eligible local families and businesses in Werriwa to enjoy faster speeds while working from home, streaming their favourite shows and gaming. “I welcome NBN Co’s commitment to delivering access to world-class full-fibre broadband to more
Australians than ever before, and I encourage the community to check the NBN website to see
whether they are eligible for an upgrade”

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