NBN rolled out for Bagotville residents

WORK has begun to connect residents and businesses in Bagotville and surrounds to the National Broadband Network.

Fixed wireless construction has just begun to connect 158 premises in Bagotville, Page MP Kevin Hogan has said..

It is expected that broadband and phone services will be able to be connected over the National Broadband Network (NBN) from phone companies and internet providers within 12 months.

"Labor had six years in office and delivered nothing for Page. They promised the world to residents in my electorate, but their handling of the NBN was a slow train wreck," Mr Hogan said.

Since the election, the nationwide number of active broadband connections on the NBN has more than doubled.

"The rollout is happening faster than ever since the Coalition Government took office and trials have started to test other technologies which will dramatically lower the cost and time it will take to deliver fast broadband to all Australians," Mr Hogan said.

The Government's changes to the NBN rollout will save $32 billion, will see upgrades delivered four years sooner than under Labor and avoid Internet retail bills increasing by up to $43 a month.

Suburbs and towns with the worst broadband service will get priority under NBN Co's new rollout strategy.

Detailed maps showing the areas around Bagotville where construction has begun are available at www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map.