Tasmania is now the most connected region in all of Australia to the National Broadband Network with more than 90% of Tasmania covered, including Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie all ready for service.
Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie are now ready for service and final stages of build is underway along the North West Coast with Tasmanian homes connected to the NBN downloading on average 144GB of data each month.
“The Federal Liberal Government committed to deliver fast, reliable services sooner and in a more affordable way and I am pleased to say that Tasmania is on track to be the first state to have a completed NBN rollout with more than 90% of Tasmania completed and all our major centres ready for service,” Senator Abetz said.
“As a result of the roll-out, Tasmania has seen the biggest improvement of any state in intensity of internet use – when they changed to the NBN compared to older internet service and some of the highest satisfaction levels in Australia in regards to cost, reliability and speed.”
“The rollout is also supporting job creation in Tasmania by supporting the huge IT boom in Tasmania, something that has been championed by the State Liberal Government.”
“Today’s milestone is an important achievement and demonstrates the Liberal Government’s continued commitment to ensure Tasmania is the first State to have a completed NBN roll-out which will improve internet access, create jobs and deliver a more affordable scheme so we don’t burden future generations with even more debt,” Senator Abetz concluded.