NBN rollout ramps up in South Australia

1800 premises in Seaford can sign up for NBN fibre

The NBN is now available to homes and businesses of Seaford, South Australia, the NBN Co announced this afternoon.

NBN Co said 1800 premises can order an NBN service today, with the rollout expected to expand to an additional 1500 premises “in the coming months.”

Now that fibre is available, existing landline phone, ADSL Internet and Telstra cable Internet services will be shut off in July 2015, NBN Co said.

Across South Australia, more than 4,400 residents and businesses can access NBN fixed line and satellite services.

Seaford NBN footprint. Credit: NBN Co, Google
Seaford NBN footprint. Credit: NBN Co, Google

“This has been a long time coming and a step in the right direction for the southern region,” Seaford local business owner Deirdre Albrighton said in a statement supplied by NBN Co.

“This is a huge advantage for our community and businesses, not just for now, but for many years into the future. It’s going to change the way we live and the way we work, the way we shop and complete daily transactions in so many ways.”

Under the NBN Co's strategic review released last month, it is expected that at least 90 per cent of Australians will get broadband speeds of about 50 Mbps by year-end 2019.

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