The NBN will hold information sessions at the Gympie Civic Centre for residents and businesses later this month.
The NBN will hold information sessions at the Gympie Civic Centre for residents and businesses later this month. Photo Contributed

Gympie NBN Mega-Session for business and community

THE nbn is heading to Gympie to hold a Queensland mega-information session to provide the local community and businesses with the details they need to take advantage of superfast broadband and phone services.

The day long mega-session will include presentations, a drop in session for local residents and a business specific briefing.

The nbn will be joined by retail service providers such as Commander, Optus and Telstra to answer any questions from the local community.

The mega-session is one of many firsts for Gympie, including being announced as a trial site to test the planning, design and construction of Fibre to the Node technology ahead of its nationwide rollout and being one of the first places in Australia that will be able to access Fibre to the Node broadband and phone services.

Fixed Wireless broadband is already available for service in areas around Gympie, with more scheduled to be rolled out. Fibre to the Node technology has been installed in the more densely populated areas and the nbn is expected to start offering active services to Gympie early next year.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to attend the mega-session on Wednesday, September 30 in the Gympie Civic Centre.

 

What:           Gympie nbn Community session

Where:         Gympie Civic Centre, 32-34 Mellor Street, Gympie

When:          Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fixed presentations 11am-12pm and 3.30pm-4.30pm

                    Drop in session @ 12pm-3.30pm

 

What:           Gympie nbn for Business

Where:         University of the Sunshine Coast Gympie Campus, 71 Cartwright Road, Gympie

When:          5.30pm-6.30pm Wednesday, September 30, 2015

 

nbn™ corporate affairs manager for Queensland, Kylie Lindsay urged residents  and businesses to attend the mega-session to find out about the huge impact access to superfast broadband will have to the local region.

"Residents and businesses are invited to attend this information session to arm themselves with information and learn about how to maximise the opportunities presented by the nbn," he said.

 

"This is an opportunity to ask questions about not only the network, but the nbn™ in general and any retail service provider queries.

 

"The nbn network will become critical for health, education, business development and the overall long-term sustainable growth of Gympie.

 

"It will provide real business and community opportunities, such as working from home, video conferencing, video and music streaming, tele-health and e-health and entertainment on demand."

 

More information on the nbn rollout areas is available at: http://www.nbnco.com.au/maps

Gympie Times


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