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Australia : NBN announces new fixed-wireless rollouts connecting around 20 communities

January 25, 2014

AREAS of Leeton shire are next on the list to get the National Broadband Network (NBN).

NBN Co declared a further 20 societies would be the next to advantage from the rollout of fast broadband, such as Leeton (surrounding suburbs), Yanco, Cudgel, Gogeldrie, Stanbridge, Murrami, Corbie Hill, Narrandera (surrounding suburbs) and Barellan.

Following a preparation and consultation stage, development of the fixed wireless network has started at sites at Barellan, Bilbul, Jindera and around Griffith, Leeton and Wagga.

Leeton Shire Council economic development and tourism manager Peter Kennedy was confident the rollout would involve the township of Leeton.

Mr Kennedy said, As soon as NBN gets here, the better it will be for all residents.

I would encourage residents to take advantage of it and use it to their benefit once it is installed.

On average, it takes about 12 months from the beginning of development until inhabitants and business owners can request NBN retail facilities from telephone or internet service providers.

NBN Co spokesman Michael Tyler said the fixed-wireless service could bring better broadband to regional areas.

He said, More farms, residents and businesses can look forward to having access to faster internet with the NBN expanding its broadband footprint in the Riverina region.

For decades, rural and regional Australia has been left behind when it comes to telecommunications. The fixed wireless service is designed to provide access to the internet speeds and bandwidth that many in the big cities currently take for granted.The NBN also means you can get the whole family on line at once, opening up opportunities for farms, businesses and the wider region to participate in the digital age. More information will be provided to residents about how to connect as construction nears completion in each area, he said.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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