I am pleased to announce that a total of 273 premises in Catani and Koo Wee Rup are benefitting from superfast internet speeds with the NBN Co activating its fixed wireless network in the region.
The activation of fixed wireless towers in Catani and Koo Wee Rup in recent weeks shows the Coalition Government is delivering on its commitment to get the NBN rollout back on track.
These towers deliver broadband to an exterior mounted receiver on each premise, with a limited number of premises within each coverage area to ensure peak speeds are maintained.
Fixed wireless networks utilise advanced 4G technology to deliver speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, which exceeds speeds typically available to ADSL2+ users in metropolitan areas.
After Labor’s promise six years ago to deliver high internet speeds to regional areas, I am delighted that these households are finally entering the superfast era.
Since the election, the fixed wireless network has grown exponentially, now reaching more than 240,000 homes and businesses in rural and regional Australia compared to just 39,000 premises in September 2013.
The Government’s changes to the NBN rollout will save $32 billion, will see upgrades delivered four years sooner than under Labor and will avoid Internet retail bills increasing by up to $43 a month.
Potential customers in Catani and Koo Wee Rup can see the areas served by NBN Co’s fixed wireless service at www.nbnco.com.au/maps and can order a new service by contacting a retail service provider.
A list of providers is available on the NBN Co website at www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/check-your-address/choose-a-provider.html