Millions of Aussie Homes To Get Faster Internet
A huge number of Aussie families could receive faster internet in an effort to replace unreliable connections, with two million now eligible to request an upgrade from their old copper services will full-fibre at no additional cost.
The catch is that the households must take out a higher speed plan to be eligible.
National Broadband Network’s (NBN) fibre upgrade program is what is bringing this on, supported by a $2.4 billion investment from the October 2022 budget.
Average households have up to 21 connected devices, and NBN expects the number will grow in the upcoming years.
Chief Customer Officer Anna Perrin said, “The need for broadband will reach levels never seen before over the next decade as the internet transforms the world and how we live, so we are growing the network to stay ahead of that demand.”
“We encourage customers to check with their internet provider to see if their plan has enough speed and data inclusions.”
If the household upgrades, it will have access to download the latest Call of Duty game in under 30 minutes, compared to the older seven hours.
The government has promised to expand access across the nation, with hopes to connect over 660,000 regional premises.
There are expectations 500,000 homes across NSW and VIC are set to benefit from these upgrades.
“These upgrades are great news for data-hungry families, and a boon for businesses who need fast broadband to take advantage of an increasingly digital economy.”
Fibre to the home was part of Labor’s NBN plan that was dumped by the Coalition after the election of 2013, arguing mixed technology would allow for faster rollout.