MIDLAND has been snubbed in today’s rollout schedule for the National Broadband Network.
However, Guildford residents are celebrating after the area was named along with other key hotspots that would see more than 400,000 WA houses hooked up to the network over the next three years.
The network remains a distant dream for residents of Midland. The schedule leaves the region off the rollout list until at least 2015.
A map of priority areas for work to commence on the NBN soon shows network rollout hotspots in Bassendean, South Guildford, Guildford and north to Eden Hill and Beechboro but the Perth foothills and Midland, together with other high-growth areas such as Ellenbrook, have largely been ignored.
Once complete, the NBN would deliver internet speeds about five times faster than an ADSL2+ connection.
However, the Coalition says it intends to stop work on the network if it wins government next year.
The full rollout of the NBN is scheduled to take about 10 years.
To see if you will get the NBN click on this map