Some areas with worst broadband will have fastest

MORE than 2400 Tweed Shire households will be able to access high-speed broadband after an NBN Company quarterly update to the NSW construction plan.

Parts of Burringbar, Duranbah, Cudgen, Stokers Siding, Clothiers Creek, Tanglewood, Tumbulgum and Dulguigan will receive the high-speed connection via NBN wireless services.

The plan shows work to begin before December 2016 and covers more than 620,000 of the state's homes and businesses.

This rollout will use new 4G LTE technology but will operate from a fixed location on a house, rather than from a mobile device, reaching speeds faster than a standard broadband which uses copper wire.

"Some areas with the worst broadband coverage in the region will be able to access some of the fastest internet speeds in the Tweed," council general manager Troy Green said.

NBN Co spokesperson Kelly Stevens said NBN Co aimed to release a three-year rollout plan, where more communities will be added to the list.

"Our job is to help bridge the digital divide by ensuring that all Australians can have access to fast broadband as soon and as cost-effectively as possible," Ms Stevens said.

Mr Green said it was important to note NBN Co wireless broadband technology would be available to only some rural areas of the Tweed.

"A majority of the urban areas will eventually be connected to the wired broadband service," he said.

Work to deliver high-speed broadband to suburbs and towns added to the NSW construction plan is to expected to begin by December next year.


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