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The Federal Government has taken a major step towards creating a national broadband network that would connect all Australians with faster and cheaper fibre connections.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today announced the rollout of a national broadband network, dubbed The Fibre to the Node program.
Chief executive Rod Sims says the program will provide internet connections by 2016 to all Australians, a target set by Prime Minister Tony Abbott in November.
He says the government is „fully committed“ to providing the faster and more affordable connections.
Ms Sims says with a nationwide rollout, she hopes to reach at least 7.5 million premises by 2020.
The program will require that all premises with access to the NBN be connected to the national broadban퍼스트 카지노d network.
„Our commitment is really to provide connectivity to all Australians,“ Ms Sims said.
„We don’t want to see 울산출장안마the need for any particular node, because we don’t see people wanting to go off-grid.“
„We hope for a significant amount of the initial installations will also go to customers already on the system.
„We’re also committed to providing those customers with better and more reliable services through the network through higher-frequency services, as well as more fibre optic connections.“
To date, about half of the nation’s landlines are already on the network.
However, Mr Sims says t코인 카지노he expansion will be expanded to cover some other types of devices, such as laptops, tablets and phones.
„Our aim for the program is to make NBN Australia the leading broadband provider in Australia,“ he said.
„By the end of this funding cycle, all our premises will have access to broadband services that will be up to five times faster than the NBN which will offer customers the benefits of all-digital and on-demand connectivity.“
Mr Sims says about a third of the country’s premises have access to the same level of data speeds, with another third using some form of high-speed internet service, such as a fibre-to-the-home cable line.
On Monday, the Turnbull Government will announce the roll out of its plan to improve national broadband by about 50 per cent over the next five years.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says it will mean more people are connected at home and in their community.
„Australia is home to approximately 10.1 million people, more than any other country in the world, and that includes people connected to th