Access to super-fast broadband is here

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Broome can now make the switch to NBN.
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Thousands of homes and businesses in Broome are now able to access super-fast broadband by switching to NBN.

After six months of construction, the tourist town can now join 6.1 million other premises across the nation and connect to the network.

NBN local manager Jane McNamara said the announcement was exciting news for the town.

“Access to fast broadband is designed to provide a range of benefits such as improved opportunities to work from home, better access to online education tools and more options for on-demand entertainment,” she said.

“Businesses will be able to improve their productivity through cloud based sharing with staff and customers as well as have increased opportunities to access new markets through e-commerce.”

NBN Co said that 3400 homes and businesses in Broome, Cable Beach and Minyirr are now eligible to make the switch.

The network has been available in parts of Bilingurr, north of Broome, since last year.

A further 2760 homes and businesses can switch to the network in March, including other parts of Bilingurr, Cable Beach and Djugun.

Residents are encouraged to contact their preferred provider to place an order for their new internet and phone services.

People can find out if they are eligible to connect by visiting www.nbnco.com.au/switch.

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