Regional Australia to Say Goodbye to Dial-up Speeds
Big turn out at Activ8me Sky Muster Launch in Deniliquin
Activ8me launched the new Sky Muster™ nbn Satellite service at the Deniliquin RSL last Wednesday 6th April.
The Hon. Sussan Ley, Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport opened the event which was attended by a crowd of around 100 including representatives from local councils and nbnco.
Ian Roberts GM Marketing Activ8me, The Hon. Sussan Ley Member for Farrer and Joe Dennis Senior Manager Government Relations nbnco at Deniliquin
Deniliquin was the ideal community to base the launch, as nbn fixed wireless is available in the area adjoining town and nbn satellite covers all the rural areas outside the reach of the fixed wireless service.
Around 100 Sky Muster Launch at Deniliquin RSL
Residents in rural and remote Australia will benefit from radically improved Sky Muster™ Internet which utilises next-generation satellite technology. The Sky Muster™ service will not only deliver faster Internet speeds, but also overall improved levels of service. The Sky Muster™ satellite will replace old satellite services and deliver faster Internet to regional locations which currently have limited or no Internet connectivity.
Installations for the service are scheduled to begin next month and when completed more than 200,000 premises in regional Australia will have access to Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than ISS satellite services.
“Slow and unreliable Internet has long inhibited residents and businesses in regional Australia. The introduction of the Sky Muster™ nbn™ satellite is an exciting development. It will allow regional Australia to be better connected and more productive.
By utilising WiFi in conjunction with a Sky Muster™ connection, farmers will be able to harness smart farming technology such as telemetry devices, pumps and Internet capable machinery such as tractors, utes and harvesters”, said Activ8me’s GM Marketing, Ian Roberts.
To date Activ8me have connected 100 customers to the Sky Muster™ service.
“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with customers citing Sky Muster’s™ improved speed, connectivity and service as life changing,” said Mr Bundrock.
Wendy Stewart, resident and business owner in Apollo Bay, said “In testing Sky Muster™, we’ve found the service to be outstanding. I have a daughter in year 12 who no longer has issues accessing files, conducting searches or streaming videos. It’s reliable and our business benefits from greatly increased Internet speeds. My three adult children came home for Easter and the service didn’t have any issues meeting the demands of their extra devices and the increase in traffic.”
Residences and businesses that are not in an nbn™ satellite service area, will benefit from alternate nbn™ service options such as fixed wireless. Fixed wireless currently services over 371,000 premises in regional Australia, including 16,000 in the Murray Valley and Riverina districts.