Construction on the National Broadband Network is under way in Macarthur.
Macarthur MP Russell Matheson said construction on the fibre-to-the-premises network was now under way for around 2800 premises in Campbelltown and Bradbury.
“Telstra has finalised remediation of infrastructure in the area, meaning that in coming weeks, NBN Co subcontractors will be out in the streets, laying out fibre to connect premises,” Mr Matheson said.
“Premises included in the construction sites released today are situated in the suburbs of Campbelltown and Bradbury.
“This is an important milestone for the area, with greater certainty for homes and businesses as they prepare for superfast broadband services.
Since the election, the NBN has more than doubled the reach of its fibre network, now passing around 550,000 premises nationwide.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the release of new sites for the commencement of construction was delivering on the Government’s promise to get the rollout back on track.
“When we came into Government, one of our chief priorities has been to get this rollout done sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers” Mr Turnbull said.
The NBN will update its online maps in coming months to inform residents when the network will be ready for service.