THE National Broadband Network (NBN) has commenced rollout across further parts of South Gippsland in recent times.
NBN is already available in areas including Kilcunda, Archies Creek, Lance Creek, Kongwak, Woolamai, Dumbalk, Meeniyan, Koonwarra as well as parts of Korumburra, Bena, Jeetho, Leongatha and Bass.
Most parts of Leongatha and Korumburra can expect building of NBN for fixed line services to commence in April to June 2017.
Once building of NBN fibre commences, the expected timeframe for NBN to be available is six to nine months.
Building of NBN fibre for fixed line services commenced in March for fixed line services in Wonthaggi, North Wonthaggi, South Dudley, Cape Paterson and Dalyston.
NBN is already available in selected new estates in Wonthaggi as well as some surrounding areas.
Building commenced in January for fixed line services in Cape Woolamai, Newhaven, San Remo, Smiths Beach, Sunset Strip and Surf Beach.
Residents in these areas can expect to have NBN available from July to October.
Cowes, Rhyll, Silverleaves, Ventnor and Wimbledon Heights residents will have to wait until September to January 2016 for NBN fibre building to commence.
Building of NBN fibre for fixed wireless services for Nyora, Loch South and Poowong commenced in November 2015, so those areas can expect from May to August.
Building of NBN fibre for fixed wireless services is due to begin in parts of Outtrim, Moyarra and Jumbunna in June to September 2016.
Fixed wireless services uses similar technology to the mobile broadband network with a limit on the number of premises using each network, providing a reliable and stable service.
NBN’s Victorian spokesperson said the delivery of fast broadband to urban areas in the South Gippsland region has really kicked off, with construction work underway in Wonthaggi, San Remo, Phillip Island and Dalyston.
“There is also our fixed wireless service, which is already available to many homes and business in the region’s more rural areas,” he said.
“Once connected, the NBN network will present opportunities in education, business, entertainment, health care and sociability and give local businesses and residents the potential to be more productive, more creative, more efficient and more connected for decades to come.”
To view a comprehensive map of the NBN rollout, visit www.nbnco.com.au/sell-nbn-services/rollout-map.html
NBN availability increasing in South Gippsland