Blue Haven, Kanwal, Watanobbi and Wyong eligible for NBN FTTP upgrade

Blue Haven, Kanwal, Watanobbi and Wyong are included in the seventh tranche of suburbs across Australia to upgrade to NBN’s ultra-fast broadband by 2023.

Premises in these suburbs are among an additional 100,000 across the country to benefit from the Federal Government’s $4.5B NBN network upgrades, giving eligible residents the opportunity to receive a free upgrade to NBN’s Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) service.

Senator for NSW representing the Dobell electorate, Jim Molan, said this would create jobs in the community, ensure local businesses could access the speeds they need to thrive and improve connectivity for families in the entire region.

NBN will progressively roll out the latest round of upgrades by 2023.

When areas become eligible to order the upgraded service, NBN will put out a notification and householders can place an order with their retail service provider (RSP).

They can register on their RSP’s website to be notified when the upgrades become available.

This new tranche of areas selected by NBN Co in Fibre to Node areas means a total of 1.7 million premises are now eligible for upgrades to access on-demand ultra-fast broadband speeds of up to one gigabit per second (Gbps).

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said NBN Co would now work with its construction and delivery partners to get premises in Blue Haven, Kanwal, Watanobbi and Wyong ready to upgrade to ultra-fast speeds.

“The Morrison Government is delivering on our $4.5B network upgrades that will mean up to 75 percent of premises in the fixed line network are now able to access ultra-fast broadband services,” he said.

Minister for Finance, Simon Birmingham, said this investment in network upgrades would ensure NBN Co could continue to meet the changing needs of its customers.

“It forms part of our plan to make Australia a top 10 data and digital economy by 2030,” he said.

At present 42 percent of the fixed line network is gigabit-enabled and earlier in April NBN announced the first 50,000 premises were now able to upgrade to Fibre to the Premises, when they placed an order with a retailer on an eligible service.

Sue Murray

2 Comments on "Blue Haven, Kanwal, Watanobbi and Wyong eligible for NBN FTTP upgrade"

  1. What about Gosford, Lisarow, Niagara Park and everything over this side of the Central Coast?

  2. What about the rapidly expanding Hamlyn Terrace areas????
    I’m trying to run a business with third world internet speeds
    Totally unacceptable

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