Jul 17, 2013

Labor’s NBN bringing more jobs and better broadband to Swan

Twenty permanent staff will be based at a new NBN distribution hub that is being constructed in Bentley, as the National Broadband Network brings superfast broadband and jobs to the electorate of Swan.

I have today inspected construction at the site, which is being purpose built to support the rollout of Labor’s NBN in Western Australia.

The NBN exchange in Bentley will be ready in September and will support Labor’s NBN fibre network construction in Western Australia, as well as provide NBN training and maintenance.

It is from this state-of-the-art facility that the NBN will deliver the fibre network to more than 44,000 homes and businesses in Perth’s south.

The location of the NBN exchange in Bentley is a boost to the local economy, with twenty permanent staff to be based here.

The facility is another sign that the NBN is delivering jobs and better broadband to the people of Swan.

NBN fibre services have been switched on for over 1,600 homes and businesses in Victoria Park, with more premises in South Perth set to come online in the coming weeks.

NBN fibre construction has commenced for about 64,000 homes and businesses in South Perth, Victoria Park and Applecross, with more NBN construction set to commence from November in the suburbs of Beckenham, Bentley, Cannington, Ferndale, Langford, Lynwood, Queens Park, St James, Welshpool and Wilson.

Labor is building the NBN for all Australians. No matter where you live – in the cities or in regional Australia – you will have access to the NBN.

The NBN is world-class infrastructure that will serve Australia’s broadband needs now and into the future.

For more information about the NBN rollout visit: www.nbnco.com.au/rollout