Minister Greg Hunt has welcomed the activation of several fixed wireless tower in the seat of Flinders which will connect residents to fast, affordable broadband.
Mr Hunt said the new sites in Arthurs Seat South and Cape Schanck will provide fast and affordable broadband to homes and business in the area.
“Fixed wireless is the success story of the regional NBN roll out,” Mr Hunt said.
“Fixed wireless serves 3 per cent of Australians in rural areas, generally outside major towns.
“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.
“This technology helps spur local businesses who employ local people and allows them to compete in the global marketplace.
“Residents and businesses in Flinders can talk to retail broadband providers about the services available in their area and how to sign up,” Mr Hunt said.
Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash said the regional roll out of the NBN was already more than two-thirds finished, with the fixed wireless network expected to be largely complete by the end of 2018.
“Around 200,000 homes and businesses in regional and rural Australia are already connected to the popular fixed wireless network.
“Customers love fixed wireless and it’s easy to see why. 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