NBN fixed wireless facilities will be built at Churchable and at Coominya.
NBN fixed wireless facilities will be built at Churchable and at Coominya.

Budget 2017: More NBN competition

NATIONAL Broadband Network customers will be able to access more information on the speeds from fixed-line broadband services.

The Federal government provided $7 million to the ACCC for a new Broadband Performance Monitoring and Reporting program.

It hopes the service would encourage retailers to compete on the quality of their broadband plans.

The Federal Budget papers claim the NBN will be available to 100% of Australian homes by 2020.

The Federal Government said the network was being built using the technology best matched to each area to ensure "it is delivered as soon as possible and at least cost to taxpayers".

By mid-2017, the network would be available to half of all Australian premises expanding to nine million premises by mid-2018.

The government has committed $60m towards specific mobile phone black spot locations as part of its $220m Mobile Black Spot Program.

The program is delivering almost $600 million in new mobile infrastructure, and providing 765 new and improved base stations aimed at improving the coverage for regional Australians.



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