Digital Economy

National Broadband Network

Essential to support economic and social growth, West Wimmera businesses and residents demand fast and reliable networks. Benefits to local businesses include access new markets, reduce costs and opportunities for innovation. Improved social connectedness, increased skills and opportunities for potential entrepreneurs, are outcomes of fast and reliable internet for West Wimmera communities.

Some areas of West Wimmera are included on the NBN roll out schedule, for both fixed wireless and fixed line services.

A fixed wireless service is already available in Apsley. Other areas included in the schedule are expected to commence in 2017.

For those areas that are not included in the roll out schedule, access to the Sky Muster Satellite service is now available.

Sky Muster™ service

The new nbn™ Sky Muster™ satellite service is here. Designed to deliver a revolution in satellite broadband, the Sky Muster™ service is intended to be a game changer for the way you work, learn and live in regional and remote Australia.

A revolution in satellite broadband

The nbn™ Sky Muster™ satellite service is dedicated to providing broadband connectivity to regional and remote Australia, so you can now enjoy quick access to health, education and business services as well as all the ways you love to stay connected with friends and family.

The Sky Muster™ service will cover mainland Australia and Tasmania, and remote islands such as Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

The wholesale speed options that will be available to internet service providers via the new satellite service are 12Mbps download with a 1Mbps upload, or 25Mbps download with a 5Mbps upload. The 25Mbps (wholesale) download option is designed to revolutionise fast broadband for regional and remote Australia.*

You can check and see your eligibility for this service by visiting:

http://www.nbnco.com.au/iframe/check-address.html

*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.

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