Entsch on the case for Whyanbeel’s NBN link
MEMBER for Leichhardt Warren Entsch says Whyanbeel residents and businesses are expected to be connected to the NBN by the end of the year, after yesterday asking Parliament for an update on the installation of the fixed wireless broadband network.
In Question Time, Mr Entsch acknowledged that the Whyanbeel Community Group has been in regular contact with his office because residents and businesses in the area experience very poor internet connectivity.
He then asked Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects, to update his constituents as to the progress of the NBN in their area.
Minister Fletcher said Whyanbeel could expect to be connected to the NBN via a fixed wireless base station by the end of the year.
“I’m pleased to report to the house, base stations are under construction which will provide coverage to Whyanbeel,” said Minister Fletcher.
“There is a base station operational at Newell Beach and, by the end of the year, the base station at Miallo will also be operational – able to provide coverage to 900 premises in the Whyanbeel valley area.
“For those who are outside of the fixed wireless network, they will have the benefit of the satellite network.”