22/08/2016
National Broadband Network rolling out in Bells Bridge.

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today said premises in Bells Bridge will soon have access to faster and more reliable nbn internet access. 

“Superfast nbn broadband is on its way to Bells Bridge, opening up a range of new opportunities for business, students, and local residents,” Mr O’Brien said. 

There are approximately 130 premises that will gain access to the nbn from the Fixed Wireless site at Bells Bridge. The nbn has advised final network designs have been completed and residents will soon see nbn subcontractors connecting the area with new high-speed broadband. 

“High-speed broadband enables more opportunities for commerce and people to connect, and the nbn will provide the platform to deliver new economic and social benefits to residents in Bells Bridge,” Mr O’Brien said.

 “Small business will be more productive as the nbn enables access to new online services like cloud-based accounting software. Students will be able to participate in new learning experiences, and mums and dads will be able to take care of everyday tasks including accessing services or paying bills quickly and easily online.” 

The Liberal Nationals Coalition Government is rolling out high-speed broadband across Australia in the fastest and most affordable way, with every home and business in Australia able to connect to the nbn by 2020. 

Under Labor, the nbn was a failing government infrastructure project, which in 2013 led to contractors downing tools across four states. Today, the nbn is being rolled out on time and on budget. 

“More than 70,000 homes and businesses across Australia are signing up to the nbn every single month, and there are already 8,595 premises in Wide Bay experiencing the benefits of the nbn,” Mr O’Brien said. 

As nbn construction is completed over coming months in Bells Bridge, residents and businesses will be able to sign up to an nbn plan with their chosen retail service provider, and will be supplied with a new modem to enable high-speed broadband. A range of plans with various download quotas and speed tiers are available to suit consumer and business needs. 

More information on how to connect to the nbn is available at www.nbnco.com.au