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NBN switched on for some Western Sydney suburbs

NBN switched on for some Western Sydney suburbs

Government connects 5400 homes in Richmond and Windsor with NBN fibre

The government has connected 5400 homes and businesses in the Western Sydney suburbs of Richmond, Windsor, South Windsor, and Bligh Park, to the NBN.

Minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy, Anthony Albanese, and Labor candidate for Macquarie, Susan Templeman, officially switched on NBN fibre services to the premises in these suburbs.

Albanese said a further 4100 premises are set to come online in the coming weeks and months.

He claimed that construction has commenced or is complete for nearly 60,000 homes and businesses across Western Sydney, including Richmond, Windsor, Riverstone and Blacktown.

“It’s fantastic to see the NBN fibre network is now available to thousands more homes and businesses in Western Sydney,” he said.

According to Albanese, Labor believes the NBN’s broadband is an essential utility for the 21st century, and shouldn’t depend on how much money someone has or where they live.

“If the Coalition wins the election, they will put in place a second rate network that relies on last century’s copper and anyone who cannot connect to Labor’s NBN will have to pay as much as $5000 to access fibre broadband,” he said.

Templeman mentioned that having the NBN live for thousands more homes and businesses in Richmond and Windsor is fantastic for local residents.

“The NBN is transforming the way we live, work and learn. Getting connected means local businesses in the Hawkesbury will have a competitive advantage over the rest of the country,” she claimed.

She compared the NBN offerings of the Rudd Labor Government and Liberal Government.

“Under the Rudd Labor Government, local families and businesses in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains will get the NBN’s superfast fibre broadband with no connection cost.

“But under Mr Abbott and Louise Markus, Macquarie would be an electorate divided by fibre broadband haves and have nots,” she added.

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