Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh has announced 1500 premises in Oakey and 1200 in Cambooya will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet access through construction of the National Broadband Network now underway.
“The message for Cambooya and Oakey residents is clear – superfast broadband is on its way ” Dr McVeigh said.
Final network designs in Oakey and Cambooya are now complete and local residents would have seen nbn subcontractors in recent weeks connecting the area with new high-speed broadband technology ” he said.
“There are a further 700 premises in Kingsthorpe also receiving fibre-to-the-node at present which will be a boon for the area.
“High-speed broadband is the essential infrastructure of the 21st century and the nbn will provide the platform to deliver a range of economic and social benefits to residents in these suburbs.
“Businesses will also be more productive as the nbn enables access to new online services like cloud-based accounting software.
“Students will be able to participate in immersive learning experiences from their classroom or at home. And mums and dads will be able to take care of everyday tasks like accessing government services or paying bills quickly and easily online.”
Dr McVeigh said at the beginning of November there were 50 912 homes and businesses ready for service in Groom and 25 691 had an active nbn connection. There are 13 900 premises were the build is underway.
“Blue Mountain Heights Highfields Kleinton Meringandan Meringandan West and Pittsworth are all set to come online in the first quarter of 2017.
“The initial timeline for works to be finalised was 2020 in Groom but under the Turnbull Government we have accelerated works which will allow the entire Groom electorate to order a nbn service by the end of 2017 … three years ahead of schedule ” he said.