The rollout of the nbn™ broadband access network continues across the Eurobodalla Shire Council area, with progress at different stages across the shire.
Presently, 8,835 premises in parts of Batemans Bay, Long Beach, Maloneys Beach, North Batemans Bay, Surfside, Batehaven, Catalina, Denhams Beach, Sunshine Bay and Surf Beach can order a service over the nbn™ broadband fixed line access network.
Construction has commenced to connect 1,900 premises to the fixed line network in Moruya and Moruya Head; and 1,800 premises in Tuross Head and those premises should be ‘ready to connect’ to a service over the nbn™ broadband access network in June this year.
Construction is due to commence in June to connect 1,800 premises in Narooma; in August to connect 1,900 premises in Guerilla Bay, Lilli Pilli, Malua Bay and Rosedale; as well as 2,100 premises in Dalmeny, Kianga and North Naroomain; and in September construction is due to commence to connect to 2,900 premises in Broulee, Mossy Point and Tomakin.
Now that some people can connect, and others prepare to connect many residents and business owners have numerous questions; and to help answer those questions, the nbn is conducting a community information session in the Eurobodalla Shire the week after next. On Wednesday 28th March, nbn™ local representatives will be on location in Broulee to speak with members of the community about the rollout of the nbn™ broadband access network in the region and provide information about what residents and businesses should consider before they order an nbn™ service from a phone or internet provider. Visitors will also have the opportunity to get a real-life experience of the benefits of the nbn SkyMuster™ satellite service via the Sky Muster truck. The custom-made vehicle carries a portable satellite antenna that allows visitors to get hands-on with services over the nbn™ access network via a Wi-Fi hotspot powered by the SkyMuster™ service. nbn™ local manager, Amber Dornbusch said the community information session is part of the nbn’s commitment to improving customer experience on the nbn™ access network for regional and remote Australia. “The rollout of the nbn™ access network is one of the biggest transformations to Australia’s telecommunications industry to ever occur – it represents significant change for consumers and businesses as they make the move to the new network. “We have been listening to the community’s feedback and are committed to providing answers to the questions Eurobodalla Shire residents want to know about the nbn ™ access network and the factors which influence the speed of their internet service. “We encourage members of the community to attend and ask any questions they may have. If people would like to know when they can connect; I encourage them to visit the nbn website and put their address into our address checker: https://www.nbnco.com.au/ "