CBD left waiting for NBN coverage
FASTER internet speeds have arrived in the Gayndah district, but not in the CBD.
An NBN spokesman said the service covered more than 150 premises and was being rolled out in stages as “dictated by design”.
“You have to build in certain areas rather than others, then join them together,” the spokesman said.
“The logic of the surrounds versus the town centres is that generally those who live in the surrounds have the worst level of connection, whereas those in town centres have reasonable connection.
“Areas that are more densely populated will have fixed line connections; regional surrounds will get fixed wireless; hard-to-get areas will get a satellite service.”
The different technologies meant a quicker and more cost-effective rollout, he said.
The NBN Co map of available connections around Gayndah shows the service is patchy as fixed wireless operates on “line of sight”.
“If properties are behind trees or in a valley they will struggle to get service,” he said.
“While it is the nature of the service, it doesn’t mean people will miss out.”
As the fixed wireless connection requires the installation of an aerial on the roof and a box, the connection is locked to the premise, and not the individual.
A resident can then sign up to a service or plan.
Visit http://nbnco. com.au/connect-homeor-business/ to see if service is available to your home or business.
If service is available, you will be given a list of available internet providers.