Telstra upgrade chance to grow
AN UPGRADE to Monto’s Telstra 4G network by the end of July could help a local veterinarian open up business to a new market.
Cameron Marbach recently signed up to the Bundaberg Tourism Visitor Information App, which helps travellers connect with him via mobile phone internet searches.
“Grey nomads often travel with their dogs, and we have helped two travellers in two weeks who found us by the app,” said wife Maree Marbach.
She said having faster and more reliable coverage would definitely help Cameron expand into this growing traveller market.
Mobile download speeds will be up to two times faster than the old 3G system, the main benefit of the new network.
The Marbachs said they had lost business in the past when the messages weren’t delivered to their Telstra phones until two days after they were sent, and are hopeful the 4G system will limit this loss.
“People also sometimes find us by a Google search on their phones, so it will be really good for us this upgrade,” Mrs Marbach said.
Monto residents watched in awe last Tuesday as a monstrous crane parked opposite the Neighbourhood Centre and men climbed to the top of the Telstra pole, to carry out work towards 4G upgrade.
Mobile phone and internet services were disconnected sporadically throughout Tuesday and Wednesday as the installation was underway.
BUSINESS BOOST: Cameron Marbach, from Monto’s All Creatures Vet Services, said the upgrade to Telstra’s 4G network could help him expand into the tourism market.