NBN rollout will bring Childers up to speed.
New plan almost halves Peter’s bill
STAY CONNECTED: Apple Tree Creek resident Peter Cooper is delighted he’ll soon be hooked up to the NBN.
APPLE Tree Creek resident Peter Cooper is one of hundreds of Telstra customers in the Childers area who can now connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) using speedy fixed wireless technology.
The NBN offers fast and reliable download speeds, giving locals the opportunity to work more efficiently within their business or home.
Mr Cooper said the NBN rollout had allowed him to cut costs on his plan and increase improved services.
“I was actually looking to change up my landline and wireless internet plan because it was getting quite expensive,” he said.
“I was told that NBN is now accessible in my area and I’m now on a new plan where I’m saving up to 42%.
“I have gone from a 15 gigabyte allowance to a 200 gigabyte allowance at a cheaper rate, which I’m very surprised and happy about.”
Telstra Country Wide area general manager for Central Queensland and Sunshine Coast Kris Carver said the launch of Telstra services on NBN Co’s fixed wireless network would mark the beginning of a new era for locals, putting a range of new services and applications within reach of residents and businesses.
“Fixed wireless on the NBN can also provide the bandwidth needed to get more members of the household online at the same time to stream videos and use a range of connected devices like PCs, game consoles, tablets and smartphones,” he said.
A Bundaberg Regional Council spokesman said the council had encouraged businesses across the region to prepare for the arrival of high-speed broadband technology, offering digital workshops through its recently completed Digital Enterprise Program.
Four workshops were held in the Childers area to help local businesses prepare for engagement with the new technology.
Mr Carver said Telstra staff had been gearing up for the launch for several months, with local technicians and store staff – including those at the Bundaberg store – receiving special training to help residents transition to the NBN.
CONNECTED: Childers resident Peter Cooper is delighted to be hooked up to the NBN.