The National Broadband Network has arrived in parts of Forde with businesses and residents celebrating the connection of the Chambers Flat and wider Ormeau communities.
Letters advising residents of the completion of the construction phase are now arriving in mailboxes across the region.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said it was an exciting time for the area.
“This is a milestone for our region, one that has been a long time coming,” Mr van Manen said.
“This Government is committed to moving our nation into the future through faster internet speeds that will boost connectivity in our suburbs.”
Mr van Manen said access to fast broadband through the NBN would improve opportunities to work from home, provide better access to online education tools and give more options for on-demand entertainment.
He said for business – be it e-commerce, accessing online services, data security, cloud based sharing or communication – all aspects would be faster and more efficient with the NBN network.
NBN services were this month made available for more than 200 premises in Chambers Flat, while from this week, more than 6900 premises across the larger Ormeau area will see their address identified as ‘ready for service’ at www.nbn.com.au/check
Mr van Manen encouraged home and business owners to hook up to the NBN now.
“It’s vital that people understand that switching to the NBN network is not automatic, residents and businesses need to contact their preferred service provider and place an order,” he said.
“I encourage everyone to join the the NBN as soon as possible and help move Forde into its faster, more connected future.”
Home owners can visit www.nbn.com.au/learn to learn more about connecting to the NBN network.
Businesses should visit www.nbn.com.au/business for information and resources and to complete the business readiness checklist.
A list of providers offering business grade plans on the NBN network is also available.