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Labor promises faster NBN for more homes

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One-and-a-half million homes and businesses are set to have higher quality internet under a broader $2.4 billion NBN plan if Labor wins power.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has promised more than 10 million premises will have “world-class” internet speeds by 2025 under a Labor government.

Households and businesses relying on copper wire for an internet connection will be given the option to switch to a fibre connection to the premise.

It’s estimated up to 660,000 premises in regional areas and 840,000 in the suburbs stand to benefit.

“Reliable, quality, high-speed internet is not a luxury or nice-to-have, it is essential 21st century infrastructure,” Mr Albanese said ahead of the policy’s launch on Wednesday.

It’s expected to cost $2.4 billion and create 12,000 jobs.

“Families need reliable, fast connections for school and work, small businesses and entrepreneurs need it to stay competitive,” Mr Albanese said.

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