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Bulli will have NBN by 2015 says Federal MP

Rolling out the NBN in Wollongong

BULLI will be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) by 2015, Federal MP for Cunningham Sharon Bird has revealed today.

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, visited Wollongong today to praise local leaders for their support of the NBN rollout and provide an update on the rollout.

“It’s always great to be in Wollongong to discuss the NBN with the area’s local leaders. This is one part of Australia that fully understands the potential of the NBN and what it can do for their communities in education, health and small business,” Senator Conroy said.

“The rollout is well underway in Wollongong, as well as other areas of the Illawarra, with construction to commence or be complete for 20,871 homes and businesses by the end of the year.”

Speaking at a Regional Leaders Summit in Wollongong, Senator Conroy said the Illawarra is taking the steps necessary to realise the potential of the NBN’s super-fast broadband.

Ms Bird said work has commenced for 6,100 homes and businesses in Wollongong.

“We expect people living in this area will be able to connect to the NBN within about 12 months,” she said.

“By 2015, construction will have commenced or be completed for 139,100 premises in the Illawarra and in surrounding towns and cities, including Thirroul, Bulli and Balgownie.”

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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One thought on “Bulli will have NBN by 2015 says Federal MP

  1. Just stumbled on this time capsule! I live in Balgownie. It is 2016. I have just been advised that “Build preparation”has only just commenced for fibre to the node. At least another 12-18 months to connection. That’s progress!

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    Posted by John | March 18, 2016, 1:22 am

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