MEN AT WORK: Workers put the final touches on the new tower at the Goonellabah Media Centre.
MEN AT WORK: Workers put the final touches on the new tower at the Goonellabah Media Centre. Marc Stapelberg

NBN plan rolled out for the Northern Rivers

THE Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley should be connected to the NBN by late 2018, and the whole country connected by December 2020.

With the announcement came a list of the locations around the area planned to get either fixed line or fixed-wireless, and when construction will commence in each area.

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said this announcement is a huge step forward for Northern Rivers internet users.

"This will see a large number of extra communities having access to superfast broadband within 18 months in our region," he said.

"We recognise that consumers want fast broadband as soon as possible.

"All services over the NBN will allow families to stream movies, surf the web, and complete schoolwork online - all at one time."

48,730 Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley households and businesses will benefit from fixed line broadband upgrades:

Location Approximate premises Construction begins
Alstonville, Wollongbar 3200 H2-2017
Doonbah, Evans Head 1700 H2-2017
Coraki 500 H2-2017
Bexhill, Chilcotts Grass, East Lismore, Girards Hill, Goonellabah, Lismore, Lismore Heights, Loftville, North Lismore, Richmond Hill, South Lismore   Q1-2017
Geneva, Kyogle 1400 H1-2018
Clarenza, Grafton, Junction Hill, South Grafton, Waterview Heights 8800 Q1-2017
Angourie, Freeburn Island, Iluka, Wooloweyah, Yamba 5000 H1-2018
Casino 4400 H2-2017
Broadwater, Wardell 600  
Ballina, Cumbalum, East Ballina, Lennox Head, Skennars Head, West Ballina 9030 H2-2017

 

Another 2,580 households and businesses will benefit from fixed-wireless roll-out:

Location Approximate premises Construction begins
Cedar Point, Doubtful Creek 250 Q4-2016
Uralba 220 Q2-2016
Old Bonalbo, Sandilands East, Tabulam, Urbenville 100 Q1-2017
Kangaroo Creek 130 Q3-2016
Kunghur, Stony Chute 180 Q4-2016
Mororo, Palmers Island 210 Q3-2016
Broken Head, Federal 360 Q4-2016
Caniaba North, Coffee Camp, Eltham, Georgica, Lismore Industrial, Modanville, Rock Valley, Tullera South 1130 Feb-2016

 

To check your suburb go to nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan.



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