GOODNA residents can expect to be connected to the National Broadband Network by March next year.
Work has begun on connecting 8400 homes and businesses to the NBN already, with work to begin on another 8300 homes over the next 12 months.
Residents of Goodna, Collingwood Park, Redbank Plains and Augustine Heights passed through the Goodna Neighbourhood House to hear the latest updates on Saturday.
They heard once the NBN was up and running, downloading speeds would increase to 100MB a second, meaning it would take just minutes to download your favourite movies.
Cr Paul Tully said with connection to lightning-speed internet now on the horizon, interest in the community was starting to gain momentum.
"I've had queries on my Facebook page. People were asking me if they were in or out. There was pretty strong interest in the area now that it is getting closer," he said.
According to the map on the NBN website, a signal is available on Cunningham Rise in Goodna and Brentwood Rise in Augustine Heights.
But an NBN spokesman was unavailable for comment yesterday to confirm the signal was operational.
Cr Tully said Saturday's information session gave residents a feeling the long wait would soon be over.
"There's an air of excitement that at last we are going into the 21st century in what is the most ambitious project taken on by any country," Cr Tully said.
"The people who were there were pretty positive and on board about it.
"The flood victims who were there were pretty happy that they are going to be one of the first in the country to use it."
NBN Co manager Darren Rudd said residents received specific information about broadband in their area.
"We have found there's a real appetite for information about the NBN. People have lots of questions about the technology and how it will be used to improve the way they live and work," Mr Rudd said.
Go to nbnco.com.au for more information.
- Total cost of the NBN project is estimated to be $27.5 billion.
- The NBN rollout will come to an end in 2020.
- Goodna will among the first suburbs to access the high speed network.