They’re making a connection

GOING UP: The first NBN fixed wireless tower was erected last week at Oberon Lookout.THE Coalition’s efforts tospeed up the National BroadbandNetwork rollout are payingoff for residents and businessesaround Oberon aswork begins to connect hundredsof premises to the network.

Federal Member for CalareJohn Cobb says constructionhas begun on a fixed wirelesstower to connect nearly 200residents and businesses inthe areas surrounding Oberon.

“Since the election we haveseen a number of towers gointo the construction phase inCalare, which will service thecommunities around Canowindra,Cudal, Cargo, Molong,Millthorpe, Orange and nowOberon as well as Eugowra,”Mr Cobb said.

The fixed wireless networkwill use advanced 4G technologyto deliver speeds of up to25 megabits per second,which will enable multiplehigh definition videos to bestreamed at one time.

It is expected that broadbandand phone services willbe able to be connected overthe NBN rom phone companiesand internet providerswithin 12 months.

The NBN will update residentsin Oberon when constructionhas finished andservices are able to be ordered.

Residents are encouragedto check the NBN’s website forupdates or contact the NBNvia phone on 1800 OUR NBN(1800 687 626).

Since the election, Mr Cobbsaid, the nationwide numberof active broadband connectionson the NBN has almostdoubled.

“The rollout is happeningfaster than ever since theCoalition Government tookoffice and trials have startedto test other technologieswhich will dramatically lowerthe cost and time it will take todeliver fast broadband to allAustralians,” he said.

The Government’s changesto the NBN rollout will save$32 billion, he said, will seeupgrades delivered four yearssooner than under Labor andavoid internet retail billsincreasing by up to $43 amonth.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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