A new nbn Satellite Service is promising to deliver faster broadband speeds of up to 25Mbps for the Gayndah region.
People in the country are sometimes the last to get new technology however, when customer activations begin in late April, over 400,000 remote Australian families will have access to super-fast satellite broadband services thanks to Sky Muster.
This includes about 2000 residents within the Gayndah region.
For satellite eligible customers, this is a first as they have previously had to put up with problematic and slow internet services.
When the satellite roll-out begins, people in regional areas will have access to high speed services that are still not available in some major capital city suburbs.
If eligible, the NBN Sky Muster satellite service replaces any other internet service you currently have.
It is faster, offers more data and in most cases will cost less than you are paying now for a different service.
Charles Tym, CEO of Harbour ISP, a regional service provider of the new satellite broadband services said that it is a revolution within internet connectivity for rural areas.
“People have been waiting for a long time for this and now that it’s just about here, we’re predicting that there will be huge demand” he said.
Mr Tym advises customers to get an application in fast as the queue for installations will be on a first-in first-served basis. Customers will need to choose a Sky Muster satellite broadband plan and put in an application to get in the queue.
The installation service includes the satellite dish and satellite modem which will be provided at no cost by NBN Co regardless of the equipment you currently have.
Based in Mudgee, Mr Tym knows what it’s like to try to run a business in regional Australia whilst being hampered by slow internet speeds.
Harbour ISP have now been a provider of satellite broadband services to remote Australians since the advent of the initial satellite services in 2008.
These services were running at download speeds of 64Kbps.
The new Sky Muster is 36,000 times faster than that initial service, up to 10 times faster than current satellite services and around three times faster than most city users can get using ADSL.
For more information and to check which NBN service you are eligible for call 1300 366 169 or simply apply online at www.harbourisp.com.au.
Cheyenne Sadler – Gayndah Gazette, Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – Page 3