Rollout of the NBN in Young complete

Rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) is now complete in Young and been welcomed by the Nationals' MP and Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack. Five thousand premises can now access the NBN as both fixed line and wireless services go live this week making superfast broadband available to both homes and businesses.

"Residents and small businesses in Young can now take full advantage of the opportunities available in Australia's new high-speed broadband era and this is great news for education, health and businesses in our region," Mr McCormack said.

Young is now connected to the NBN using both fixed line and wireless technology. Depending on location, premises can now connect to the fixed line service which offers speeds of up to 100 Mbps and fixed wireless technology is available to those outside of the town centre, offering wholesale download speeds of up to 50 Mbps, more than twice as fast as ADSL2+ services experienced in metropolitan areas.

"Given that under the Coalition Government's broadband policy, NBN has shaved years off construction time which will see the NBN connected to 3 out of every 4 homes and businesses in Australia in 2018, I encourage everyone in the Riverina and Central West to research what options are available to them in their area and consider signing up to this next generation technology to take advantage of all its benefits."

Under the Coalition, there are more than 3.2 million homes and businesses able to order an NBN service, and more than 1.3 million paying customers have connected. This compares to just 51,000 connections in the six years of the previous Labor Government.

It typically takes a couple of weeks to connect to the NBN after placing an order and new in-home equipment will be required that is compatible with the faster NBN service. To connect to the NBN contact your preferred phone or internet provider and more information on the NBN is available at or by calling 1800 687 626.

Cristy Houghton