Fast internet has arrived

ACCESS to faster internet services will be available to Gloucester customers as early as this week.

Internet service provider Countrytell says its wireless broadband service underwent final testing last week and 

customers should now have access to faster internet speeds, company chief executive Lynda Summers said.

“Coverage is qualified when inquiries are received and our installers do not leave the 

premises until customers are happy that the service is performing to their expectations,” she said.

“Countrytell has an established customer base in the Snowy Mountains area, Newcastle and the Hunter which is increasing as services come on line in places such as Forster and Tea Gardens.”

Countrytell had intended to provide fixed wireless broadband services to the Gloucester community by the end of last year.  

The coverage will include the Gloucester township and some outlying properties. A tower has been built on Cemetery Rd on the southern outskirts of town to provide fixed wireless broadband services.

Ms Summers said a second tower planned for Kia Ora would not be built with the company instead relying on infrastructure constructed as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Last month the company hired to build the NBN said it had commenced construction of its fixed wireless network for Gloucester and surrounds.

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