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Full-fibre NBN upgrades coming to the South Coast

December 19, 2023 6:58 am in by

Eligible families and businesses in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shire will be able to upgrade to a full-fibre broadband connection as part of the Australian Government’s plan for a better National Broadband Network.

These premises are among the 400,000 announced in the latest tranche of eligible suburbs and towns across Australia and right here in Eden-Monaro, including:

·         Bega

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·         Kianga

·         Merimbula

·         Narooma

·         North Narooma

·         Tathra

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Newly eligible premises will be able to upgrade their NBN service from fibre-to-the-node to fibre-to-premise, joining the 3 million Australian homes and businesses previously served by a slower, less reliable copper connection that can already access full-fibre upgrades.

By the end of December 2023, 75 per cent of premises in the NBN fixed line network will be able to access fibre all the way to their homes and benefit from download speeds of close to 1 Gigabytes per second through NBN’s fastest residential plan.

An upgrade will be available on-demand where an eligible household or business takes out a higher speed plan, with no upfront installation cost.

Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain says she’s thrilled to have the roll-out come to the South Coast.

“Staying connected and having access to faster and more reliable internet is a top priority for all communities across Eden-Monaro – which is why we continue to progress our plan for a better National Broadband Network.

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“Over the last decade across Eden-Monaro, we’ve not only seen half of some streets miss out on this vital connectivity, but entire communities stuck on the copper broadband network

“By connecting more locals on our South Coast to high speed broadband, we’re making it easier for them to operate their small businesses, study and work from home, and keep in touch with family and friends.

“This will dramatically improve their quality of life, and for local businesses in particular, mean they can take advantage of the opportunities that come with the growing digital economy.”

The full list of suburbs and towns with newly eligible premises can be found here:

www.nbnco.com.au/residential/upgrades/more-fibre

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The full list of suburbs and towns with newly eligible premises can be found here:

www.nbnco.com.au/residential/upgrades/fttp-upgrade-with-higher-speed-tiers

Eligibility criteria and details on how to apply for NBN’s full fibre can be found here:

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