MEADOW Springs homes and businesses can now switch on to the National Broadband Network as the rollout continues across the country.
The network now passes nearly 1250 homes and businesses in the area boarded by Manduarah Road to the west, Meadow Springs Drive to the south, Mandjoogoordap Drive in the east and Badgerup Avenue in the north with 1110 premises able to order a service today.
The Chairman of iPeel, Rhys Williams today welcomed the news the NBN has arrived in Meadow Springs and the opportunities it will bring.
â€œThe NBN is an enabler for our community,â€ Mr Williams said.
â€œIt’s an opportunity for Mandurah to embrace innovation, and propel our businesses into a global market. To be one of the first cities in Western Australia to go live gives us an opportunity for competitive advantage, and now it’s up to us as a community to embrace that opportunity,â€
While making todayâ€™s announcement NBN Co also urged local residents to sign up before existing landline phone, ADSL internet and Telstra cable internet services are switched off in the area.
For Meadow Springs residents, living or working in the area (shown in the map below) the 18 month countdown started on November 5.
Other areas across Perth will have different disconnection dates depending on when the NBN becomes available in each area.
In May 2015 NBNâ€™s new infrastructure is scheduled to replace existing telecommunications infrastructure services.
Residents who want to continue to use their landline phone, ADSL internet or Telstra cable internet services will need to make the switch because these services will be replaced in parts of Meadow Springs with NBN fibre optic cable.