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Maclean NBN Update

Three 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:

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Want to find out more and use our interactive map. See: http://www.activ8me.net.au/maclean

What the NBN means for Maclean

Darren Rudd, NBN Co’s community relations manager for NSW said the NBN was in demand in places that have already connected.

“Around a third of eligible homes on average have already signed up to the NBN in neighbourhoods where the fibre has been up and running for more than 12 months,” he said.

“Moreover, households in the NBN fibre footprint are downloading around 50% more data than the average Australian broadband connection every month.” (nbnco.com.au)

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 Maclean 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.


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