The first half of 2015 will be an important period for residents and business owners in Deniliquin as the National Broadband Network is set to begin construction in the area. News of the rollout came in a statement released by an NBN spokesperson earlier this week.
For the first time after previously dropping out of the list after the change in Federal Government, Deniliquin is now officially back in the list of rollouts and in line to receive better broadband.
True to its goal of bringing better broadband to Australians, the NBN announced that the rollouts are done in stages using a mix of technologies.
‘‘Construction is expected to commence for a fixed wireless facility in the first half of 2015 which will deliver the NBN broadband homes and businesses in Deniliquin,’’ the spokesperson said.
While it has not been determined when everyone in Deniliquin will be connected, the NBN spokesperson said they will provide updates through the rollout maps on their website as soon as more information becomes available.
John Harvie, Deniliquin council’s economic and business development manager welcomed the announcement of construction plans to connect Deniliquin to the NBN.
‘‘The fact that we’ve now been included in the rollout is absolutely fantastic. I think everyone realises the value of the National Broadband Network to businesses, education and residents. Deniliquin, as with a lot of regional areas, can often be left out of these things… it’s great that that is not the case,’’ Mr Harvie said.