Minister for the Department of Communications and the Arts

New fixed wireless broadband sites for regional Australians

8 September 2017

  • NBN Co activated 18 new fixed wireless sites in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA in August
  • 3,747 more homes and businesses can now connect to high speed broadband
  • Fixed wireless has the highest customer satisfaction rating on the NBN

High-speed broadband is now a reality for more regional Australians with 18 new fixed wireless sites switching on across the nation in August.

Minister Nash said the 18 new fixed wireless sites would reach more than 3,747 homes and businesses across NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA.

“Customers love fixed wireless and it’s easy to see why. Families, business owners and schools can now access new business, education and entertainment opportunities,” Minister Nash said.

“This technology helps spur local businesses who employ local people.

“Fixed wireless has the highest satisfaction rating on the NBN and offers speeds of up to 50 megabits a second download and 20 megabits a second upload.

“Almost 200,000 homes and businesses in regional and rural Australia are already connected to the popular fixed wireless network.

“NBN Co recently announced the speed available on fixed wireless will double in many areas next year, offering downloads of up to 100 Mbps and uploads of up to 40 Mbps in 2018.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and quality broadband is an important part of that.”

Fixed wireless delivers fast broadband through 1700 fixed wireless towers around the nation.

For information about where the network is available and how to connect visit: www.nbnco.com.au/rollout

Media contact: Les White 0409 805 122 les.white@regional.gov.au

NSW

Bargo North

Hill Top South

Balmoral West

Kulnura

Mangrove Mountain

VIC

Benambra

Hazeldene West

Pheasant Creek West

Flowerdale North

Arthurs Creek

Trentham

Deans Marsh

QLD

Lower Wonga East

Churchable

Ball Bay

SA

Edithburgh

Bugle Ranges

WA

Nannup

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