Great News For Residents in Port Augusta As nbn™ Broadband Expands FootprintNovember 22, 2015 10:20 pm
As the nbn™ rollout gathers pace in South Australia, the wait is over for around 2,300 residents in Port Augusta who can now connect to nbn™ Fibre, which will be fibre direct to the premise. Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) connections is the best available service under the nbn™ network.The good news doesn’t stop there, with approximately 2,400 residents in Stirling North being able to connect towards the end of December and 1,800 in Port Augusta West in January 2016. That is a total of 6,500 premises in Port Augusta that will have access to services over the nbn™ network in the next couple of months.
To access nbn™ Fibre To The Premise (FTTP), an external utility box is installed on the exterior of the premise as well as internal installation of a nbn™modem offering speeds up to 100/40 megabits per second. Standard installation of equipment is at no cost to the resident.
Activ8me CEO, Tony Bundrock who was at the nbn™ stand at Augusta markets on Saturday 21st November is witnessing increased demand for nbn™ fibre phone and internet in previously underserviced regional areas.
“nbn™ Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) will mean significantly faster access to online content, fast connectivity, mutilple devices connected at the same time and unlimited bandwidth packages across these new coverage areas. Activ8me’s nbn™ Fibre broadband service is YouTube HD verified for streaming and recognised as one of the fastest ISPs by PC Mag Australia,” Tony Bundrock said.
The Mayor of Port Augusta Sam Johnson is excited about the potential opportunities for regional growth.1
“Many students and professionals no longer being restricted to living where they work or study. High-speed broadband provides the ability to live stream technology which means you can access classroom lectures, tele-medicine and workplaces from your own home,” said Sam Johnson.
“We urge residents to connect to the nbn™ network so they can begin using it to their own benefit. This is a whole new telecommunications utility that will not only help drive innovation, it gives businesses and individuals the means to be entrepreneurial and enterprising,” Sam Johnson added.
The green shaded area on the map is live and ready for residents to connect to nbn™ Fibre. The orange shaded areas show nbn™ Fibre service areas going live (Dec 2015 and Jan 2016).
For more detail on the coverage areas visit our interactive map:
Residents need to contact their preferred nbn Retail Service Provider in order to connect to the nbn™. Through Activ8me residents can connect for as little as $39.95 per month and they have recently launched an unlimited data plan from $59.95.
Activ8me customer, Elizabeth Hughes, discovered Activ8me’s nbn™ Fibre when moving into a townhouse as the first tenant, within a new complex. Receiving punctual installation Elizabeth signed up on no lock-in contract and the 25/5 megabits per second speed tier.
“The price was right, the size of the plan suited me and the no locked-contract was perfect as I didn’t know how long I would be renting there for. Over three years later, I haven’t had any issues with connectivity or speed and no price increases,” Elizabeth Hughes said.
“I refused to join the big name providers and it proves you don’t need to use the big providers to get good service,” Elizabeth added.
Activ8me has a strong history in providing telecommunications services to regional Australia and understands the essential reliance they have to reliable and robust service.
“We are committed to helping accelerate and enable the benefits of high speed broadband connectivity for rural and regional communities and businesses. Fast broadband is critical to the success of regional businesses, education, medical providers and providing the glue that fosters a connected and productive regional community,” Tony Bundrock said.
Residents in Port Augusta can find out more information on nbn™ Fibre service areas and plans by contacting Activ8me on 13 22 88 or going to: https://activ8me.net.au/port-augusta