PROPERTIES in Bendigo south are among 5500 homes and businesses revealed today as next in line for the National Broadband Network rollout.
NBN Co said the NBN would be rolled out using fibre and fixed wireless technologies to Bendigo south and surrounds, Mount Helen, Yarraville, Seddon, Werribee and Avenel.
More than 41,000 homes are already connected to the NBN.
NBN Co spokesperson Corrie Withers said the announcement means people in those areas were a step closer to receiving fast, affordable and reliable broadband.
''The NBN can open up opportunities for families and business owners to participate in the digital economy. Fast broadband can help deliver improved access to e-health resources, online education, teleworking opportunities and entertainment on demand,'' she said.
“For many homes, farms and businesses in rural and regional Victoria the rollout of the NBN will provide access to internet speeds and bandwidth that many in the big cities take for granted.
“To be one of the first in your community to connect to the NBN, check our website and call your preferred phone provider or internet company when it becomes available.''
NBN Co said it took around 12 months on average from the start of construction until residents could access NBN services from phone and internet providers.