Broadband link nears for city homes
THE fibre optics to connect more than 50,000 Ipswich homes to the NBN will start being installed from Sunday.
Construction of the fibre network required for the NBN will begin on Sunday with further construction progressively until June 2015.
Member for Blair Shayne Neumann said more than 50,000 Ipswich homes would be connected to the network when it was completed.
"In the next three years, 50,400 homes and businesses locally will be on the way to having access to fast, reliable broadband through the NBN's fibre network," he said.
Construction of the fibre optic network was already under way for 8400 homes and businesses in Collingwood Park and Redbank Plains.
Mr Neumann said the NBN would work its way west through Ipswich.
By June 30, 2015, work would have started on connecting the remaining homes and businesses including 21,400 in central Ipswich suburbs alone.
The network would be connected to 6000 homes and businesses in Amberley, Brassall and Walloon, and 9800 more in Booval, Bundamba, Ebbw Vale, Riverview and nearby suburbs.
In Ipswich east 8300 buildings in the Collingwood Park, Goodna, Redbank, and Wacol regions would be connected.
A further 21,400 homes and businesses in the central Ipswich suburbs including Churchill, Coalfalls, Deebing Heights, Eastern Heights, Flinders View, Leichhardt, Newtown, One Mile, Raceview, Ripley, Tivoli, Woodend, and Yamanto would be connected.
In towns west of Ipswich the NBN would come to 3600 buildings in Marburg and nearby towns and 1300 sites in Rosewood.