The nbn™ fixed line network is coming to 5,300 premises on the Tablelands from this week.
Work started this week constructing fixed line technology in Atherton, Tolga and Yungaburra.
Once these areas have been completed, fixed line construction is scheduled to commence on an additional 500 premises in Ravenshoe.
Additionally, over 3,400 premises in the Tablelands Regional Council region and 2,500 premises in the Mareeba Shire Council region are already covered by nbn™ fixed wireless technology.
Residents can expect to see nbn contractors boring and digging trenches, installing new pits, constructing cabinets, hauling, splicing and testing fibre cables, copper jointing and interfacing the copper network with the fibre network.
nbn Corporate Affairs Manager for Queensland Kylie Lindsay said these areas would soon join other parts of the Tablelands already connected to superfast broadband through the nbn™.
“This is a major milestone in provision of access to fast broadband services across The Tablelands and surrounding areas,” she said.
“It will present opportunities in education, business, entertainment, health care and sociability and give local businesses and residents the potential to be more productive, more creative, more efficient and more connected for decades to come.”
“Whole families will be able to be online at the same time, using multiple devices and all enjoying the same fast speeds.”
“And for businesses, be it e-commerce, sending and receiving files, accessing online services, internet and data security, cloud based sharing or communicating with staff and customers, all aspects will be faster and more efficient with the nbn™ network.”
The nbn is expected to start offering active services to the region later this year.
More information on the nbn™ and rollout areas is available at: http://www.nbnco.com.au/maps
Media Release prepared & distributed by NBN Co
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* Your experience including the speeds actually achieved over the nbn™ network depends on the technology over which services are delivered to your premises and some factors outside our control like your equipment quality, software, broadband plans and how your service provider designs its network