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Ipswich CBD goes online in November next year

Shayne Neumann MP, Bernie Ripoll MP, Cr Paul Tully, Skymesh managing director Paul Rees and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy lay the first cable of the National Broadband Network in Goodna.
Shayne Neumann MP, Bernie Ripoll MP, Cr Paul Tully, Skymesh managing director Paul Rees and Communications Minister Stephen Conroy lay the first cable of the National Broadband Network in Goodna. Rob Williams

GOODNA has been promised Ipswich's first taste of the NBN early next year when the high-speed internet network is switched on for the first time.

The Federal Government says Goodna and surrounding suburbs Redbank Plains, Bellbird Park and Collingwood Park will have access to the fibre optic cable network when it is activated in March.

It said the Ipswich CBD would follow suit later in the year, with a progressive switch on from November.

Blair MP Shayne Neumann said more than 15,000 premises would have access to the NBN network in the Goodna area.

Goodna residents were expected to have the NBN by Christmas, but construction delays pushed the date back, a spokeswoman for Mr Neumann said.

The rollout of cables to 2400 Ipswich premises began last month.

NBN Co has released detailed maps showing where and when the NBN is coming at nbnco.com.au/rollout.

"The release of this map means that further work is starting in the central Ipswich suburbs, with new work beginning in the eastern suburbs," Mr Neumann said.

"Over the next few months, we'll start to see NBN Co workers locally doing the detailed planning and inspection work, and then rolling out the fibre."

One NBN retailer, Skymesh director Paul Rees said the NBN take-up has been slow and gradual in other areas following the switch on.

"Generally people take their time. We have seen in areas it's been 10% initially and in six months another 10% sign up," he said.

Five new housing estates in Bundamba, Augustine Heights, Goodna and Deebing Heights currently have access to the NBN.

Topics:  goodna, nbn, nbn roll-out




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