The Hon Michelle Rowland MP
Minister for Communications
Member for Greenway

Senator Anne Urquhart
Chief Government Whip in the Senate
Senator for Tasmania


Australian Government delivers ultra-fast internet for Braddon

Eligible residential homes and businesses in parts of Hawley Beach, Port Sorell and Shearwater now have the opportunity to place an order to upgrade their NBN connection to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).

This will allow residents and businesses to take advantage of the faster speeds which are increasingly important in a digital society and economy.

To further expand the benefits of fibre connections, the Albanese Labor Government has also invested $2.4 billion to enable an additional 1.5 million premises to transition from Fibre to the Node (FTTN) to Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) by 2025 – over 660,000 of which will be in regional areas.

Premises in Burnie, Devonport, Latrobe, Park Grove, Penguin, Ulverstone and West Ulverstone were announced earlier this month as being part of the first tranche of suburbs eligible for full-fibre upgrades. Premises in these suburbs are expected to be able to order upgrades from 2024.

As a result of the Albanese Labor Government’s investment for a better NBN:

  • Close to 90 per cent of the NBN fixed-line footprint will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 500Mbps to close to gigabit speeds.
  • Around 80 per cent of all regional and remote premises will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 100 Mbps or more by late 2025. This was estimated at 33 per cent in March 2022.
  • 93 per cent of all Australian homes and businesses will have access to plans based on wholesale speeds of 100 Mbps or more.

More information on upgrade eligibility can be found here

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:

“The NBN is a key investment in the nation’s future. Since 2009, the network has kept Australians connected, supported tele-health and remote education, and boosted economic productivity by expanding access to new customers for small businesses.

“The Albanese Labor Government is committed to ensuring that Australians get the full benefit of the NBN’s potential by enabling as many NBN lines to access full fibre connections as possible.

“Delivering on our plan for a better NBN is central to the positive vision Australians voted for.
“Eligible local residents and businesses in Braddon will now be able to take advantage of higher speed services as a result of this announcement. Expanding fibre access will ensure Australians are at the forefront of digital connectivity and will help bridge the digital divide”.

Quotes attributable to Senator for Tasmania, Senator Anne Urquhart:

“The Albanese Labor Government’s investment to expand NBN fibre access is a gamechanger. This announcement is an opportunity for eligible local families and businesses to enjoy the benefits of a faster, more reliable fibre connection.

“I welcome the Albanese Labor Government Building a Better Braddon by supporting families and businesses, and encourage the community to check the NBN website to see whether they are eligible for an upgrade”.


ADAM BOIDIN (Rowland) 0406 009 019 [email protected]
SUSAN WALLACE (Urquhart) 0418 372 198