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Springfield to go high speed with NBN rollout

THE NBN revolution is coming to Springfield with the rollout expected to start within months.

The National Broadband Network will be available to 10,000 homes in Brookwater, Camira, Spring Mountain, Springfield, Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes and Augustine Heights.

Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann said the development would "lead to a new wave of innovation" in those suburbs.

"This is what people have been asking for," he said.

"I did a mobile office in Springfield just over a week ago and people were asking me the question, 'When is the NBN coming to Springfield?'

"Springfield had been left off due to the problems that had been happening with Polaris.

"It was announced as a first rollout site, but there wasn't enough space in the local Telstra exchange and it was deferred.

"So this is a decision that has been much welcomed by the 10,000 residents out there."

Mr Neumann said organisations such as Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Land Corporation and USQ had also welcomed the news.

He said the NBN would be up and running within 12 months of the construction period of April to July of this year and that NBN determined the best commercial option was to rent space in the Polaris centre.

Federal Member for Oxley Bernie Rippoll said the new rollout "means that families and businesses will be able to connect to faster, more reliable broadband services".

"A standard NBN connection to the home or office is free - and NBN retail services are available for similar prices to what people are paying now, but for a much superior service," Mr Ripoll said.

Mr Neumann said the maps of the covered areas were now on the NBN site.

"You can see that big areas of Ipswich that were previously left out have now been covered," he said.

"The NBN is about preparing Australia for the future. It's about ensuring our local communities in places like Springfield and Springfield Lakes are not left behind as the world and our local economy changes."

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