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NBN rollout boosts productivity in the regions

NBN Co has hit a huge milestone today with the rollout now nearly complete, under construction or in design outside of major urban areas.

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the announcement and said the milestone marks a significant achievement and a reason for regional businesses to celebrate.

“The Coalition prioritised the NBN rollout into the regions and we are now seeing the benefits in our rural economies,” Minister McKenzie said.

“Internet access is becoming increasingly important for our daily activities, particularly for those living in rural areas. The NBN is helping to bridge the digital divide, by providing regional Australians with the tools they need to grow and prosper in their local area.”

“We have already seen 1750 additional jobs created in the regions, this new technology will enable more businesses to make the move out of the cities and into our rural towns and communities.”

“This new infrastructure will enable those living in regional areas to participate in the digital economy and conduct business, as well as access important education and health services across the country.”

“This is a real win for regional Australian families and business who will all soon be able to connect to a fast and reliable broadband network like never before,”

NBN Co has also achieved the milestone of 4 million NBN activations nationwide, which means NBN is well on the way to reaching 8 million activations and completing the rollout by 2020.

For more information about network availability and how to connect visit: www.nbnco.com.au/rollout

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Kate Woodbridge: 0409 679 924