Grafton Region NBN Update

February 16, 2015 9:29 pm

The NBN has come to the Grafton Region
Two new NBN fixed wireless service areas were turned on this week. The green shaded area on the map below shows the NBN fixed wireless service areas:
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What The NBN Means for Grafton
New South Wales Farmers Vice President Derek Schoen was excited about what better internet service can bring to the states farmers:
“Digital technology is central to the future of agriculture and farmers are embracing it as fast as they can.  With fast broadband, local farmers can potentially increase crop yields through better targeting of water and fertilisers as well as livestock production through improved animal management and superior pasture utilisation.  Smart farming also enables better environmental outcomes by enabling tighter control of agrichemical, energy and other farm inputs.” (
The NBN fixed wireless network is coming to various communities through Australia in 2015. This new form of technology promises to give all Australians access to faster and more effective internet than ever before.
Activ8me Marketing Manager Ian Roberts is proud to be able serve new communities with a great digital experience:
“Activ8me has always worked to provide services for regional Australia.  We are now able to service 165,000 premises in regional Australia with NBN Fixed Wireless.  We are privileged to be able to serve the Grafton region and help improve the lives of the local community.”
There are several benefits of fixed wireless, including:

  • Fixed wireless offers speeds of up to 25Mbps, which is equal to or better than what people in urban areas with an ADSL 2+ services.
  • The speed remains steady, because unlike a mobile wireless service, the speed will not be affected by people moving into and out of the area
  • It uses advanced technology commonly referred to as LTE or 4G
  • The bandwidth per household will be more consistent than mobile wireless, even in peak times of use

The technology works via small antenna installed on your premises. It picks up a signal from a fixed wireless tower, allowing you to receive speeds comparable to internet services in metro areas.

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