RDA Northern Rivers Director of Regional Development, Tim Williamson joined head of nbn local Amber Dornbusch to witness the laying of the first fibre cable in Lismore on Tuesday 4 September 2018.

This marks the commencement of construction of the nbn network in Lismore and Grafton, delivering the infrastructure to connect over 18,000 homes to fast internet services by around April 2019.

Amber Dornbush said “The construction of Australia’s new broadband access network in Lismore and Grafton is exciting news as it continues to bring the benefits of access to fast broadband to the community.

“Once complete, you’ll be able to order a plan through your preferred phone and internet provider. We encourage local residents to start shopping around to find a provider and plan that suits their needs.”

Tim Williamson said the rollout of the nbn infrastructure is welcomed by the local business community, bringing new opportunities for expansion and growth in our local economy.

“Access to reliable fast internet will be a great boost to our local economy” he said. “I encourage, when looking for an internet service provider, to think local and support business growth within our region.”

The Lismore and Grafton communities will join more than seven million homes and businesses across Australia, including nearly 2.1 million in NSW, who are currently able to enjoy the benefits of nbn connected services.

An interactive rollout map on the nbn website provides information about the locations to be covered in this latest rollout.

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RDA Northern Rivers Director of Regional Development Tim Williamson with head of nbn local Amber Dornbusch, Alec McDonald from Downer Group, Tony Ensby and Amanda Bayeh, both from nbn and Simon Harris from Fuze at the rollout of the first nbn fiber cable in Lismore.