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Your Budget 2017-18

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Stronger growth

To create more and better paying jobs

Completing the NBN rollout

Fast, affordable broadband and increased mobile coverage

The National Broadband Network is delivering fast, affordable broadband to all Australians.

The network is being built using the technology best matched to each area of Australia to ensure it is delivered as soon as possible and at least cost to taxpayers.

When the rollout of the network is complete, it will enable all Australians to participate in the digital economy and enjoy the full economic and social benefits made available by improved connectivity.

By mid-2017, the network will be available to half of all Australian premises. The network will further expand to around 9 million premises by mid 2018, and is on track to be completed by 2020.

The Government is providing $7 million to the ACCC to implement a new Broadband Performance Monitoring and Reporting program. The program will provide consumers with access to more information on the speeds and experience they can expect from fixed-line broadband services delivered over the nbn.

This will help consumers choose a plan that is right for them and encourage retailers to compete on the quality of their broadband plans.

The Government recognises that mobile coverage is an issue of central importance for regional Australia. The Government committed $60 million towards specific mobile black spot locations announced in 2016, as part of the $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

The program is delivering almost $600 million in new mobile infrastructure, and providing 765 new and improved base stations that will improve the coverage for regional Australians.

The percentage of premises ready for service in June 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2010. By mid-2017, the network will be available to half of all Australian premises. The network will further expand to around 80 per cent of premises by mid-2018, and is on track to be completed by 2020.