SA country towns wired up for fast broadband

More than 110,000 premises in regional South Australian towns feature in the National Broadband Network (NBN) fixed line rollout plan released today.

Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said regional Australians were a priority for NBN connections under the Coalition Government.

"The Government has worked hard to ensure the NBN will be rolled out more quickly, less expensively for taxpayers and with greater affordability for consumers," Senator Ruston said.

"The NBN now reaches more than 920,000 premises, almost triple the number of premises reached by September 2013.

"Emphasis has also been placed on prioritising areas of Australia with poor broadband coverage, particularly regional, rural and remote areas of the country.

"In the fixed line rollout plan released today, more than half of the South Australian premises to gain access to fixed line NBN services are in regional towns."

Regional towns featuring in the NBN fixed line rollout plan to September 2016 include: Barmera, Beachport, Berri, Bordertown, Greenock, Nuriootpa, Penrice, Stockwell, Tanunda, Angaston, Keith, Loxton, Meningie, Millicent, Murray Bridge, Naracoorte, Penola, Kingston SE, Mannum, Renmark, Paringa, Robe, Waikerie, Wellington, Tailem Bend, Mount Gambier, Burra, Coober Pedy, Crystal Brook, Jamestown, Kadina, Wallaroo, Moonta, Peterborough, Port Augusta, Port Broughton, Port Pirie, Roxby Downs, Ardrossan, Whyalla, Hahndorf, Nairne, Oakbank, Verdun, Balhannah, Littlehampton, Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot, Victor Harbor, Meadows, Macclesfield, Gumeracha, Birdwood, Balaklava, Clare, Kapunda, Virginia, Two Wells, Williamstown and Lyndoch.

Residents can check their town against the rollout plan by visiting

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