The NBN has come to Sapphire Beach

March 11, 2015 9:28 pm

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:
Sapphire Beach
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What the NBN means for Sapphire Beach:
NBN Co Lead Community Account Manager Darren Rudd said:
“It’s not just faster speeds but what they can enable that makes the NBN such an exciting prospect for people in Coffs Harbour and the whole Mid North Coast,” Mr Rudd said.
“People can work from home like they would from the office; get all the family online at once and stream TV over the internet without all that stuttering and buffering.”
“Just as importantly, services over the NBN fibre network are available at a price less than you might think and can also offer superfast speeds and greater bandwidth,” he 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 Sapphire Beach 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.

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