NBN infrastructure means faster internet for Gympie locals
THE company building Australia's National Broadband Network, NBN Co, has unveiled the local government areas where planning proposals will be lodged to deliver high-speed fixed wireless broadband.
Over the coming months, NBN Co and its design and construction partners will work with local governments to identify appropriate locations for fixed wireless network infrastructure in and around the Gympie area.
"For decades, rural and regional Australia has been left behind when it comes to telecommunications," NBN Co's community account manager, Ryan Williams, said.
"NBN Co's plan to deliver high-speed broadband to every Australian premises using one of three technologies - fibre, fixed wireless and satellite - aims to help change that.
"Subject to final planning and other approvals, the fixed wireless network plans to cover parts of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Gympie Regional Council areas and it is expected facilities will start to be switched on in stages from late 2014," he said.
"This announcement is tremendous news for these regions, many of which have little or no access to high-speed broadband, or those confined to a limited service, such as dial-up or broadband over the mobile network."
NBN Co's fixed wireless network is designed to offer internet speeds of up to 25/5Mbps.