NBNco contractors at work on wiring and trenches outside the Chinchilla Police Station last week.
NBNco contractors at work on wiring and trenches outside the Chinchilla Police Station last week. Julia Baker

Construction of nbn network starts in Chinchilla

FAST and reliable broadband is just around the corner with construction officially underway to connect 3,800 Chinchilla homes and businesses to the nbn network.

Crews are on the ground, checking pits and pipes, laying the fibre backbone to the network and installing node cabinets throughout the area, with people expected to be able to make the switch from early next year.

Many premises in the region are also eligible to connect to the nbn through the Sky Muste satellite service, which has been available to regional and remote Australians since April last year.

nbn Senior Corporate Affairs Manager Kylie Lindsay said the start of works was "terrific news for Chinchilla”.

"And for the first time in history people have a choice of speed, so I'd encourage everyone to discuss their specific internet needs with their retailer and sign up for the package that is right for them,” she said.

Areas of Chinchilla which will receive the NBN when it is completed early next year.
Areas of Chinchilla which will receive the NBN when it is completed early next year. Contributed

"By early next year, local residents and businesses will have access to a network which is both fast and reliable; something that has been desperately needed in regional and rural Australia for many years.

"Currently over five million homes and business in Australia are able to connect to the nbn network and over one million of those are in Queensland.” 

For general project enquiries, please contact the nbn customer service team on 1800 OUR NBN (1800 687 626). More information on the nbn™ network can be found by visiting www.nbnco.com.au


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