ABOUT 2200 homes and businesses in Logan Village are gearing up for faster internet connection with the area now NBN ready.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said improving the region’s telecommunications was crucial.
“Giving our local Logan Village residents the ability to connect to faster internet will bring relief for many households and businesses which rely heavily on fast internet for their work, their education and keeping connected socially,” he said.
He said the electorate had previously not even been on the 10 year NBN planning map.
“This is an issue I have championed since before the last election and my advocacy is paying off,” he said.
“Now we have thousands of people benefiting across Wright.”
Mr Buchholz said the 2200 new connections at Logan Village were in addition to construction being under way to connect 5200 premises through fibre to the node technology at Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Jimboomba, Mundoolun and South Maclean.
Those suburbs are expected to be ready for connection by the end of the year.
Additionally, construction is ongoing to connect more than 4000 premises in Beaudesert through fixed line, with connection expected by early 2017.
In other parts of the region, 540 premises are already serviced by NBN fixed wireless in Bromelton, Gleneagle, Veresdale, Tabragalba, Cryna, Josephville, Kerry, Laravale, Tamrookum, Innisplain and Woodhill.
Logan Village retiree Trish Hughes said fast internet was crucial for social connection and lifestyle for many seniors in the region. “My husband Gavin and I use it for everything” she said.
NBN Co Queensland corporate affairs manager Kylie Lindsay said the service was good for everyone.
“Access to fast broadband is designed to provide a range of benefits for homes and businesses such as improved opportunities to work from home, better access to online education tools and more options for on-demand entertainment,” she said.
To view a map of the NBN roll-out visit http://www.nbnco.com.au/maps
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