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.”