Homes and businesses across Gungahlin are keen to benefit from superfast broadband speeds offered by the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy Stephen Conroy revealed that more than 4,000 people from the area had joined the NBN, making it the fastest take-up rate in the country.
As broadband becomes a utility that many homes and businesses cannot cope without, demand for Gungahlin real estate may soon grow as better speeds are rolled out.
A report from the Canberra Times highlights that eight retailers are already offering NBN packages to residents in the north of the city, with prices starting at $24 per month.
Rollout across Canberra is due for completion by 2015 – construction has either been started or is complete for around 20,000 premises across the ACT.
It is anticipated that the NBN will be accessible by every home, school and workplace across Australia within the next decade, bringing improved opportunities and more reliable connections.
The goal is that by 2020, a minimum of 12 per cent of employees will have a teleworking arrangement with their place of work as the NBN will make it easier to carry out tasks from home.