6,700 Homes And Businesses In Goodna Switched-On To The NBN

Monday, August 19th, 2013 @ 2:41AM

Homes and businesses in Goodna are now able to access the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) fast, reliable and affordable broadband thanks to the Rudd Labor Government.

More than 6,700 homes and businesses in Goodna, Bellbird Park, Redbank and Collingwood Park have now been officially switched onto the NBN’s fibre network

“This is a great day for Goodna. It is one of the first areas near Brisbane that is able to connect to the NBN and experience what it has to offer,” Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy, Senator Kate Lundy, said.

“Goodna, Bundamba and Springfield are on track to have another 10,000 homes and businesses switched onto the NBN by the end of the year, with more to follow.

“Across greater Brisbane, construction has commenced on about 90,000 homes and businesses, with about 35,000 to come online by the end of the year.”

“Having the NBN live in Goodna is fantastic for local residents,” Member for Oxley, Bernie Ripoll, said.

“The NBN will transform the way we live, work and learn and getting connected now means local businesses in Goodna will have a competitive advantage.”

“Under the Rudd Labor Government, all of Goodna’s local families and businesses will get the NBN’s superfast fibre broadband with no connection cost.

“Under Tony Abbott, they will be stuck using last century’s copper for their broadband unless they pay as much as $5,000.

Senator Lundy said: “Labor believes the NBN’s fast, reliable and affordable broadband is an essential utility for the 21st century, like water and electricity.

“It shouldn’t depend on how much money you have or where you happen to live.”

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

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