- Friday 17 May 2013
Some Sunshine Coast towns and suburbs will now start to be connected to the National Broadband Network within the next 12 months, while a number of others will now be on NBN within three years.
NBN Co has announced a speed-up of connections to a number of Sunshine Coast areas between 2014 and 2016.
“Residents of Alexandra Headland, Birtinya, Bokarina, Buddina, Currimundi, Mapleton, Meridan Plains, Minyama, Mooloolaba, Mountain Creek, Nambour, Kawana, Parrearra, Warana and Wurtulla can all expect to be able to sign up to the high-speed fibre-optic revolution before the end of 2014,” Economic Development (emerging industries) portfolio councillor Stephen Robinson said.
“That’s great news, as many people on the Coast have been wondering when this long-promised service would arrive,” he said.
“And it’s also great news that a whole host of other Coast areas will start to be connected within the next three years.
“They are: Aroona, Battery Hill, Beerburrum, Beerwah, Bells Creek, Bli Bli, Burnside, Caloundra, Caloundra West, Castaways Beach, Coes Creek, Coolum Beach, Cooroibah, Dicky Beach, Diddillibah, Doonan, Glasshouse Mountains, Golden Beach, Highworth, Image Flat, Kiels Mountain, Kings Beach, Kuluin, Landsborough, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Marcus Beach, Maroochy River, Maroochydore, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mudjimba, Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Pacific Paradise, Parklands, Peachester, Pelican Waters, Peregian Beach, Peregian Springs, Point Arkwright, Rosemount, Shelly Beach, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Tewantin, Tinbeerwah, Towen Mountain, Twin Waters, Wurtulla, West Woombye, Weyba Downs, Woombye, Yandina Creek and Yaroomba.”
A growing number of Australians were already beginning to experience the benefits of high speed broadband, NBN CEO Mike Quigley said.
“In areas where the fibre network has been up and running for more than 12 months, around a third of eligible families have already purchased an NBN package,” he said.
As a critical infrastructure project for the region, the NBN rollout has the potential to provide enormous economic and social benefits, council’s Broadband and Digital Economy Manager Michael Whereat said.
“It is expected that at any one time the fibre build will employ more than 100 local people, involved in a range of activities from installing fibre to traffic management,” he said.
“As it becomes available, council will share further specifics regarding the NBN including information as the build commences in your area: what impacts it will have on your street as it is being installed; and information for local contractors.”
Click on the NBN rollout map and enter your suburb to find for more detail about the rollout footprint, visit NBN website.