11/08/2017

nbn switched on to 2500 Noosa premises

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien today said more than 2500 premises in the Noosa area would be able to access to faster and more reliable nbn internet access from next week. 

 “The activation of nbn at Noosa will enable 2500 home and businesses to access superfast broadband, opening up new social and economic opportunities for commerce, students and local residents,” Mr O’Brien said.

“High-speed broadband will allow small businesses to be more productive by using innovative new technology like cloud-based software, and it will encourage new start-ups to the region as it will allow people to take advantage of our beautiful lifestyle while working remotely.
 
“Students will benefit from the ability to stream lectures or take part in new online study experiences, and families will be able to use it for everything from staying in touch on social media to paying the bills online or streaming the latest Game of Thrones episode.”
 
Mr O’Brien said switching over to nbn did not happen automatically, and people should contact their chosen retail service provider before the existing network is switched off in 18 months’ time to discuss what type of plan would suit them best. A range of plans with various download quotas and speed tiers are available to suit consumer and business needs.
 
More information on how to connect to the nbn is available at www.nbnco.com.au.
 
Because the nbn provides internet as well as landline phone services, it is important to talk to your service provider about any additional landline services you may have, such as medical alarms, EFTPOS, fire and lift services and fax machines.
 
Mr O’Brien said the Coalition Government’s nbn scheme was saving end users more than $43 a month, and about $30 billion in project funding overall, compared to Labor’s original roll-out plan.
 
“The Coalition Government is rolling out high-speed broadband across Australia in the fastest and most affordable way. Today, more than 4 million premises can connect to the nbn compared to just 51,000 connections built during the six years of the previous Labor Government,” he said.
 
In the past month, more than 470,000 homes and businesses have been added to the nbn network – or more than 23,000 per working day.