HOMES in Barrington and Stratford are among the latest to be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Fixed wireless services went live in the villages last month together with another 24 rural and regional communities across the country.
The NBN’s fixed wireless rollout now covers more than 114,000 premises nationally, with more than 18,200 premises connected.
“The announcement highlights how the NBN is helping to close the digital divide in regional Australia - and with that comes many economic and social opportunities for local communities,” NBN Co spokesman Tony Gibbs.
“Fast broadband gives residents access to e-health services, distance education and entertainment on demand, while businesses now have the ability to increase productivity, reduce costs and access new markets.”
Residents are encouraged to visit www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map to find out if their home is included in the coverage footprint.
If their home passes the signal quality test, there are three easy steps before they can start enjoying the benefits of high speed broadband.
Three-step process to connect to the NBN:
- Contact your preferred telephone company or internet service provider to book-in a signal quality test.
- If your home can receive a good quality fixed wireless signal, NBN Co will install and test an outdoor antenna on your roof and a connection box inside your home - both are currently free of charge.
- Once tested, within 24 hours residents should be able to just connect their service provider’s modem to the internal NBN connection box to begin experiencing fast broadband.
For further details on connecting to the NBN fixed wireless network visit www.nbnco.com.au/fixed-wireless.html