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Contractors get nod to survey for NBN in city

BACKGROUND work for the National Broadband Network has begun in the heart of Ipswich with contractors given the green light to begin detailed surveys of existing telecommunications infrastructure.

Click here for a PDF of NBN work in Ipswich

NBN Co yesterday released the first fibre map for Ipswich which takes in the CBD, Limestone Park and residential areas around Denmark Hill.

Survey work is expected to take several months before cable pulling begins.

On average, it takes about 12 months from the start of construction until residents and business owners can order NBN retail services from telephone or internet service providers.

NBN Co community relations manager for Northern Australia Darren Rudd said work signalled the start of a new communication era for Ipswich.

"People will be able to make high-quality video calls with fewer dropouts, download movies in minutes, stream TV and have all the family online at once," Mr Rudd said.

Mayor Paul Pisasale also welcomed the start of work.

"It's exciting to see work starting and we welcome the opportunities it will bring for both families and businesses in our local area," Cr Pisasale said.

"I hope people across Ipswich will take advantage of the services and high speeds over the NBN when they become available."

NBN Co provides interactive maps on their website where people can type in their address to view the status of the rollout. The start of construction in Ipswich follows the first rollout of cable to homes and businesses in Goodna.

Goodna will be the first complete suburb in the greater Ipswich region to have NBN.

Visit nbnco.com.au for further information.

FIRST ROLLOUT

  • Ipswich's CBD will be one of the first areas to receive the benifits of the NBN.
  • Over the next three years 19 suburbs including Booval, Churchill, West Ipswich and Raceview will also be connected
  • The NBN will deliver speeds of up to 100Mbps compared to and average of 6Mbps for an average ADSL2 connection.

Topics:  denmark hill, limestone park, national broadband network, nbn




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