NBN uncertainty

Progress on the rollout of high speed broadband to Traralgon households continues to remain unclear, with construction progress data removed from the National Broadband Network rollout website.

Construction of Fibre to the Premises to existing Traralgon households was due to begin in June, however any reference to the FTTP rollout has since been completely removed.

An NBN Co spokesperson said the new maps were “an accurate picture of the state of the rollout as it stands today”.

They said the maps would be updated following a strategic review, when more areas entered the building stage and the shape of the rollout became clearer.

“The Review will determine how best to provide access to very fast broadband to all Australians as soon, cost-effectively and affordably as possible,” the spokesperson said.

“While the Review is underway, construction of the network is business as usual.”

Meanwhile, construction on high speed fixed wireless network towers has commenced and progressing through a number of Latrobe Valley communities.

According to an NBN Co update released last week, construction on towers in Glengarry, Jeeralang Junction, Traralgon East, Traralgon South, Tyers, Tyers North, Yallourn North and Yinnar has commenced.

NBN Co spokesperson Tony Gibbs said the fixed wireless rollout would allow a further 17 surrounding communities to access the connection.

Residents in these areas are encouraged to visit the NBN Co website to see if their home or business is included as part of the coverage footprint via the interactive map, www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map