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Multi-million dollar National Broadband Network rollout continues

Representatives from NBNCo and construction contractor Theiss today provided Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie with an update on the rollout of the National Broadband Network in the Manning Valley.

Dr Gillespie also inspected work taking place on the rollout in Taree and Wingham.

“There is a very significant rollout taking place throughout the Manning using a suite of technological infrastructure in order that we are able to have access to much faster and cheaper broadband well ahead of the original timeframe,” Dr Gillespie said.

“NBNCo informs me that the early take up rate in the Manning has been quite good for the areas that now have access to the National Broadband Network and as the rollout continues, particularly in the local business areas, I look forward to more and more people taking up the new technology.”

Dr Gillespie also thanked Minister Malcolm Turnbull on his work in the Communications portfolio.

“Malcolm has done an excellent job working through some of the more complex issues that have continued to challenge NBNCo with its rollout programme and I am delighted many areas throughout our electorate are now on the list for work.

Today’s NBNCo update for Taree, Wingham and the Manning is as follows:

Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) technology :

  • 11500 premises across 6 fibre modules
  • 2 x modules currently ready for service, with around 4200 premises able to connect
  • Remaining 4 x modules are scheduled to progressively come into service throughout 2015
  • Take up in the first 2 x modules has been very strong and is well ahead of plan, demonstrating strong demand and appetite for better broadband in the region.

Fixed Wireless:

  • 17 x towers currently live
  • Over 4100 premises ready for service
  • Great service coverage
  • Good take up in relatively short time frames

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