NBN rollout makes its way to Queensland
Thousands of Queensland residents will be connected to the government’s superfast National Broadband Network as construction kicks off around Brisbane this week.
Residential property dwellers in Zillmere, Hamilton, Ascot, Eagle Farm, Aspley and Northgate will benefit from the latest rollout, as workers begin to lay fibre optic cables under streets.
Works are also expected to commence within the next three years to connect an additional 678,000 households and businesses to the network.
For those considering a residential property purchase in Queensland, the news may attract them to certain suburbs where the NBN is being rolled out, with the new service providing people with faster, more reliable and affordable broadband.
Almost all Australians are expected to have access to the network within ten years.
"This is a very complex project," NBN Co spokesman Darren Rudd told News Limited.
"It will take us 9.5 years to run fibre around the country. We’ve had to put the fundamentals in place so we can expedite the project over the longer term."
An additional 165,000 homes and companies in 66 areas around the country are expected to be on the network within 12 months, including 44,700 dwellings in New South Wales and 27,600 in Victoria.