An additional 600 Kingborough households now have access to the NBN.

Kingborough Councillor, Dean Winter, said residents and businesses in Bonnet Hill and Firthside, as far south as the Kingston Hotel would now have the ability to order and connect to the NBN.

“There’s a lot of excitement and anticipation about people getting connected to the NBN. These premises have the best NBN in Australia, fibre all the way to their homes," Mr Winter said.

“These new connections mean residents will be able to more easily work and learn from home.”

Councillor Winter said large parts of Kingborough were seeing progress on NBN connectivity.

“Council recently approved a new NBN wireless tower at Sandfly and there is another waiting approval at Leslie Vale. These towers will provide local residents with internet services far in excess of their existing connections."

However, the news isn’t so good for residents in Howden and eastern Tinderbox.

“At my request, Council has written to NBN Co and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull about this issue. We are acutely aware of the issues being felt in this community.

“Residents in this area are unable to make new connections to the old network due to poor copper infrastructure and the local Telstra exchange is full. 

"Residents who do have existing ADSL connections have told me they can’t work from home and their children aren’t able to do basic research for their homework.

“It’s simply not good enough and I’ll continue to push NBN Co to bring forward the rollout date for this area.”

You can see the new rollout area here:   http://www.mynbn.info/fsam/7KIN-05