The NBN has come to the Portland RegionApril 10, 2015 4:52 am
Five new NBN fixed wireless service area was turned on this week. The orange shaded areas on the map below shows the NBN fixed wireless service areas:
- 3PRL-51-01-HEAM (Heathmere)
- 3PRL-51-06-HEYW (Heywood)
- 3PRL-51-02-MOUY (Mount Clay)
- 3PRL-51-03-PTNT (Portland North)
- 3PRL-51-05-PTWT (Portland West)
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What the NBN means for the Portland Region:
NBN Co spokesperson Corrie Withers said the fixed wireless service can bring better broadband to the bush.
“More farms, residents and businesses can look forward to having access to faster internet with the NBN expanding its broadband footprint throughout Victoria.
“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 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 local farms, businesses and the wider region to participate in the digital age. Fast broadband can help deliver improved access to health, education and entertainment over high quality video links,” Mr Withers said.
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 Portland Region and help improve the lives of the local community.”
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.
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.