FUTURE NOW: A birds-eye view of one of the new NBN towers dotting the landscape of the Gympie region.
FUTURE NOW: A birds-eye view of one of the new NBN towers dotting the landscape of the Gympie region. Photo Contributed

NBN now available in most of Gympie Region

THOUSANDS of Gympie region residents can now connect to the National Broadband Network via fixed wireless technology.

The NBN offers fast and reliable download speeds, ensuring local families can connect with friends and family while providing next generation support and opportunities.

Almost 4400 homes and businesses surrounding Gympie and Pomona are eligible to connect to NBN services, including Kenilworth, Araluen North, Brooloo, Carters Ridge, Condoo West, Gilldora, Gunalda, Gympie North, Kybong, Long Flat North, The Palms North, Pie Creek, Southside, Tamaree South, Traveston, and Widgee South, with Banks Pocket East also coming soon.

Telstra Country Wide acting area general manager for Sunshine and Central Coasts, May Boisen, said the launch of Telstra services on NBN's network would mark the beginning of a new era for locals, putting a range of new services and applications within reach of residents and businesses.

"Gympie is home to a lot of young people and fast broadband puts parents in touch with a multitude of parenting support tools and entertainment options for the kids," Ms Boisen said.

"The NBN can also provide the bandwidth needed to get more of the whole family online at the same time to stream videos and use a range of connected devices like PCs, games consoles, tablets and smart phones.

"We're seeing phenomenal interest in streaming video services as a way to enjoy TV shows and movies independent of broadcast schedules. The speed and reliability of the NBN will allow our customers to enjoy this content with fewer slowdowns and on multiple devices throughout the home. And to help them get a taste of this world we're including a bonus six-month Presto subscription on new NBN packages.

"We strongly encourage residents in parts of Gympie to look into the benefits that the NBN can provide."

Ms Boisen said Telstra staff had been gearing up for the launch for several months with local technicians and store staff - including those at the two Gympie stores - receiving special training to help residents transition to the NBN.

Fast facts

How fixed wireless works:

NBN's fixed wireless network provides high-speed internet access to communities outside major towns and cities.

Fixed wireless uses 4G technology to deliver services to a fixed number of premises via an antenna on the outside of your home, which is connected by a cable to the NBN connection box within your home.

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