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Additional 31,500 local homes & businesses

May 08, 2013

Member for Fowler Chris Hayes today welcomed plans to connect an additional 31,500 local homes and businesses to the National Broadband Network (NBN) over the next three years.

Over the next three years a total of 63,900 local homes and businesses would either be connected to the NBN, or have construction on their NBN connection commence.

"The NBN is happening now and it's being delivered to thousands of local families and businesses," said Mr Hayes.

Construction has already commenced to bring the NBN to more than 4,401 homes and businesses in Liverpool.

This latest announcement by the Federal Labor Government will see a further 31,500 local homes and businesses benefit from high speed internet access.

"We are connecting all homes and businesses to the NBN at no cost because we believe that everyone deserves access to free and high speed internet.

"The NBN will transform the delivery of services across education, health care, aged care and allow us to harness our full potential as a digital economy.

"Only Labor's NBN plan will deliver the high speed and affordable internet access our area deserves."

"The reality is, under Tony Abbott homes and local businesses would be forced to pay up to $5,000 to connect."

"Our internet needs are growing and we simply can't rely on the ageing copper network.

"Tony Abbott's ageing copper wire network won't meet the needs of local students and businesses.

Local suburbs in the NBN roll-out include:

Bonnyrigg, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Heights, Canley Vale, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Edensor Park, Greenfield Park, Lansvale, Liverpool, Mount Pritchard, and St Johns Park.

For more information about the NBN rollout visit www.nbnco.com.au/rollout.

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