More homes to get NBN

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NBN Co’s has announced that around 1300 premises in Geraldton are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with build preparation work now underway.

“In coming weeks, work will be visible in streets as pre-construction activity begins, such as the clearing of Telstra’s pits and ducts,” said Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price.

“Suburbs included in the build preparations sites released today include Spalding and Bluff Point.”

The NBN will update its online maps in coming months to inform residents when physical construction of the network has begun, and when the network will be ready for service.

The online maps are available at:

Ms Price said it was an important milestone for the area, with greater certainty for homes and businesses as they prepare for superfast broadband services.

“The message for Spalding and Bluff Point residents is clear – superfast broadband is on its way,” Ms Price said.

“Since the election, the NBN has increased the reach of its fibre network by 73 per cent, now passing around 452,000 premises nationwide.”

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the release of new sites for build preparation was delivering on the Government’s promise to get the rollout back on track.

“When we came into Government, one of our chief priorities has been to get this rollout done sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers,” Mr Turnbull said.