Three new NBN fixed wireless service areas were turned on this week. The green shaded areas on the maps below show the NBN fixed wireless service areas:
Want to find out more and use our interactive map. See: http://www.activ8me.net.au/crows-nest
What does the NBN mean for Crow’s Nest?
Dick Bennett of Brisbane Seniors Online, a group that helps seniors learn computer and internet skills, encouraged older Queenslanders to jump on the broadband bandwagon. Mr Bennet said since having his Aspley home connected to services over the NBN he can reliably stream TV shows, keep in touch with interstate relatives and pay his bills online.
“Seniors are often scared and unsure about trying new technologies like the NBN because they worry about the cost and process involved in getting connected. However, I found getting my Telstra NBN service installed very simple and am now paying less than what I was before.
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 Crow’s Nest 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.