NBN is rolling out into towns

Euroa Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

STRATH­BO­GIE Shire res­i­dents look­ing for faster and more re­li­able in­ter­net can breathe a sigh of re­lief with NBN in­fra­struc­ture be­ing rolled out in the town­ships of Euroa and Nagam­bie.

Tech­ni­cians have been in­stalling the NBN in­fra­struc­ture in Nagam­bie for the past two weeks, with work ex­pected to be com­pleted by Fe­bru­ary 2018.

It comes af­ter the phys­i­cal NBN con­struc­tion work in Euroa (fi­bre to kerb), which be­gan in early Au­gust and is now near­ing com­ple­tion.

The NBN con­struc­tion in Nagam­bie in­volves the in­stal­la­tion of low-im­pact fa­cil­i­ties, both above-ground hous­ings (five cab­i­nets and one pil­lar within a road re­serve) and un­der­ground in­fra­struc­ture (pits and con­duit).

So while you’re out and about in Nagam­bie, you may no­tice work­ers do­ing the fol­low­ing work:

through ex­ist­ing and/or new con­duits; trench­ing or di­rec­tion bor­ing;

man­holes and clear block­ages in con­duits;

ground elec­tric­ity con­nec­tion for above-ground hous­ing cab­i­nets;

of above-ground hous­ing cab­i­nets; and

com­mu­ni­ca­tions pil­lars.

Strath­bo­gie Shire Mayor very pleased work was pro­gress­ing on up­grad­ing the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in the shire.

“Ad­vo­cat­ing for im­proved telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in­fra­struc­ture and con­nec­tiv­ity in the Strath­bo­gie Shire is one of the key items raised by community and in­cluded in the

“As we move into a more digital age, so many of our resi- dents are working from home or re­motely, where strong in­ter­net con­nec­tion is cru­cial.

“We need this im­por­tant in­fra­struc­ture as our re­gion grows and de­vel­ops.

ad­vo­cate for the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions black spot ar­eas through Once the NBN con­struc­tion is com­plete, NBN will make the new network avail­able to ‘switch on’ for use in a fur­ther three to six months in both Euroa and Nagam­bie.

For up­dates visit www.strath­bo­gie.vic.gov.au and then fol­low the prompts via Res­i­dents> Your Neigh­bour­hood> NBN Roll­out.

‘FI­NALLY’ NBN: Res­i­dents will breathe a sigh of re­lief to see the ca­bles be­ing rolled out in Euroa and Nagam­bie.

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