Shoalhaven City Council’s Manager, Economic Development, Greg Pullen, is excited that the nbn network is making headway into the Shoalhaven. Council has been advocating and working alongside nbn to ensure our community can have quicker access to the rollout of fast broadband as well as ensuring our environment is protected during the deployment of the nbn network.
The nbn updated Council that over 11,400 residents in parts of Nowra, Nowra Hill, South Nowra, West Nowra, North Nowra, Terara, Bomaderry and Cambewarra Village are now able to connect to the nbn’s fixed line network.
More than 6000 Shoalhaven residents are able to access the nbn network through the fixed wireless service which is able to provide wholesale speeds of up to 50Mbps download and up to 20Mbps upload. Premises on the outskirts of townships are usually connected to the nbn through the fixed wireless technology
Those homes or businesses located outside of a fixed line or fixed wireless area can connect to the network through nbn’s Sky Muster satellite service which is now available.
Construction is currently underway to connect a further 4,800 residents to the fixed line network in parts of Worrigee, South Nowra, North Nowra, Tapitallee and Bangalee. Some home and business owners in parts of Nowra will have until 12 May 2017 to switch their home and internet services over to the nbn before the existing copper network is disconnected.
Areas in parts of Callala Bay, Callala Beach and Comberton are due to commence construction before the end of the year.
Connecting to the nbn network is not automatic and people should contact their phone or internet provider to discuss their needs and make the switch. Residents and businesses can find out more about how to make the transition to the network by visiting www.nbn.com.au/switch<http://www.nbn.com.au/switch.
Mr Pullen believes that the nbn in the area will increase our business potential and ensure we have equal opportunities in national and global markets. “Many of our City’s businesses rely heavily on online transactions. By having optimal speed, we are able to compete with other business hubs and remain an attraction point for future investment into the area.”