NBN truck on its way

Benalla Ensign - - News -

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Indi Cathy McGowan is en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents with ques­tions about the de­liv­ery of NBN ser­vices to meet with staff when the NBN roadshow vis­its Indi com­mu­ni­ties dur­ing Fe­bru­ary.

The roadshow, which will tour the north east, will visit Be­nalla on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 23.

NBN wants to speak with res­i­dents about the roll­out of the net­work and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about what house­hold­ers and busi­ness own­ers should con­sider be­fore they sign up to a plan with their phone or in­ter­net provider.

The roadshow in­cludes a cus­tom-made Sky Muster truck, which car­ries a por­ta­ble satel­lite an­tenna and aims to repli­cate the speeds and ex­pe­ri­ence peo­ple can ex­pect when ac­cess­ing the NBN via a wi-fi hotspot.

Ms McGowan said the roadshow would en­gage with north east res­i­dents in lo­ca­tions where the NBN was now live or close to go­ing live.

‘‘This is an op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions be­fore sign­ing up to an NBN plan and un­der­stand ex­actly how this new tech­nol­ogy can de­liver im­proved telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in ru­ral and re­gional Gowan said.

‘‘The gov­ern­ment has re­jected a rec­om­men­da­tion from the par­lia­men­tary in­quiry into the de­liv­ery of the NBN to es­tab­lish a com­mit­tee to ex­am­ine prob­lems with the roll­out in ru­ral and re­gional Aus­tralia.

‘‘In tak­ing its roadshow to the re­gions, NBN is seek­ing to speak with peo­ple and un­der­stand their ques­tions and is­sues.’’

For more in­for­ma­tion please visit www.nbnco.com.au/ cor­po­rate-in­for­ma­tion/me­di­a­cen­tre/events.html

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Cathy McGowan

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