The Morrison Government’s world-class National Broadband Network (NBN) is speeding towards completion in Hasluck with 75% per cent of homes and businesses now ready to connect, and 21,500 new premises scheduled to be ready for service by August.
Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield welcomed the news and said super-fast internet would now be a reality for the majority of people in Hasluck.
“Thanks to our faster NBN rollout, we’re connecting all Australians sooner to more affordable high-speed broadband,” Minister Fifield said.
“More than 4.5 million Australians already have an active NBN connection and thousands more are signing up every day. We’re also seeing an increasing demand for faster speeds, with just under half of all connected homes now opting for higher speed plans.”
Federal Member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt MP, said the strong rollout progress in the region is a real win for the local community and encouraged all residents to sign up.
“The NBN’s fast, reliable broadband will provide a boost to our local economy and ensure families, local businesses and schools can stay connected and access the online services they need,” Mr Wyatt said.
“By the end of April, key service areas in Kenwick, Forrestfield and Maddington will be rolled out and ready for service.”
“By July, further service areas in Glen Forrest, Hovea, Mahogany Creek, Mundaring, Parkerville, Sawyers Valley, Jane Brook and Swan View will be rolled out.”
“By August, this roll out will include service areas in Chidlow, Hovea, Mount Helena, Mundaing, Parkerville, Stoneville, further areas in Kenwick and Maddington, Orange Grove, Wattle Grove, Jane Brook, Middle Swan and Stratton.”
“A total of 21,500 premises will be included in this rolled out up to August.”
“Over the summer period I met with volunteer bush fire brigades who are on the front line in responding to emergency situations, and they continue to make the case that more options and reliable communications are a community safety issue.”
“The Morrison Government’s rollout of the NBN has brought greater safety and security to residents in Hasluck, especially in the hills.”
“However, there is more do be done, and areas where other options must be investigated. In the coming weeks I will be discussing the use of warning sirens in the hills to ensure that we do everything we possibly can to reach out to residents in emergencies,” Mr Wyatt said.
The Morrison Government understands the importance of telecommunications services during an emergency. However, no communications technology is completely resilient to power outages and it is important for consumers to know the risks so that they can plan for disasters accordingly.
It is strongly recommended that people do not rely on a single form of communications technology.
Advice from NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) is that, regardless of the access technology, consumers should not assume that services over the National Broadband Network (NBN) will work in a power outage, and should therefore consider maintaining an alternative communications technology such as a charged mobile phone.
“I urge everyone to contact their preferred service provider today to explore the range of plans available and start taking advantage of this service,” Mr Wyatt said.
“I am personally thrilled that Hasluck has one of the highest take up rates in Western Australia, reflecting the diverse range of business and community needs in our community. We will continue to fight for a greater roll out for the remainder of the electorate.”
Over the past year the Government’s extensive work to improve consumer experience on the network has delivered real benefits for consumers.
94 per cent of homes and businesses now have their equipment installed right the first time, up from 86 per cent in September last year. Average network congestion has also plummeted from 5 hours in June 2017 to just 38 minutes a week.
For a full list of NBN providers and how to connect visit: www.nbnco.com.au