Superfast broadband has arrived in Inverloch as the nbn makes services available to 2544 homes and businesses. Residents in the area can begin ordering their nbn service from a retail service provider this week.

Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said residents in Inverloch should take full advantage of the opportunities available in Australia’s new high-speed broadband era.

“The Australian Government’s National Broadband Network will boost productivity and provide a platform for innovation to ensure the economic and social benefits of the internet are available to every Australian,” Mr Broadbent said.

“The development of digital technologies has reduced business costs, changed how our children study and learn, and created many more ways to engage socially.”

The nbn’s next generation connectivity is fast and reliable, enabling households and small businesses to be more productive and better connected for years to come.

Mr Broadbent said the rollout in McMillan was gathering pace thanks to nbn’s simplified network construction and the company’s strong relationship with local contractors.

“Our changes to Labor’s original rollout have prevented monthly internet bills increasing by up to $43 per month and saved around $30 billion in project funding”, Mr Broadbent said.

Under the Coalition, there are more than 3.2 million homes and businesses able to order an nbn service, and more than 1.3 million payingcustomers have connected. This compares to just 51,000 connections in the six years of the previous Labor Government.

It typically takes a couple of weeks to connect up to the nbn after placing an order, and all residents will require new in-home equipment that is compatible with the faster nbn service.

Under the Coalition Government’s broadband policy, nbn has shaved years off construction time which will see the nbn connect to 3 out of every 4 homes and businesses in Australia in 2018. More information on how to connect to the nbn is available at www.nbnco.com.au