NBN rolling on to Craiglie, be ready
DOUGLAS residents are being urged to make the switch to the NBN network if they have access to it in their area.
The lengthy rollout process starter earlier this year and Craiglie is next on the list to be connected, however not all areas in Port are switched on.
Telstra Business Centre general manager Enver Selita said people should start looking into their options.
“It takes quite a bit of time, you get given 18 months from when it is switched on to change over,” Mr Selita said.
“You have some time to review your options of who you want to use as a provider and switch over but it is a long process.
“If your connection is fibre to the premise, fibre to the node and fibre to the building then you will have to switch to NBN at some point.
“A lot of people didn’t realise it was compulsory to move depending on the type of service.
“If you’re in an area called fixed wireless, it operates similar to the internet connection on your phone, then it’s not compulsory to move over.”
Many people have been questioning the speeds of NBN with mixed reports being cited but Mr Selita said speed is looked at case by case.
“The speed is determined by the quality of the copper and can also depend how far away you are from the node and your internet provider,” he said.
Mr Selita said the first thing people should do before looking at providers and plans is to do an address check.
“Call your provider and have a chat with them. We encourage everyone to speak to as many providers as possible.
“I recommend everyone do an address check to give you an idea of where NBN is in your area then you can determine if you can put in an order for it”.
..it gives Telstra another excuse for bad service, as now they don’t solve issues it gets farmed of to the NBN Co. who still have to use wet and corroded Telstra junction boxes. Already had multiple outages in less than a month and other service issues caused by Telstra operators who can’t understand what is being communicated to them.
Macrossan Street, getting an average of 50mb down. I’m happy.
We have it in Mt Sheridan in Cairns. It started off fast now it’s slower than the old broadband.
We can’t even get a standard landline connection where we live.
No hope for oak beach some talk of a satellite in 2022!!
So far it’s excellent - very fast and 100% uptime. We are in Port Gardens.
The speed is still crap! I can’t tell the difference. 4 mile, near the shack 14 mb.
If your connection is fibre to the premise, fibre to the node and fibre to the building then you will have to switch to NBN at some point Telstra’s Enver Selita
A box got delivered to my door. I didnt ask for it and if I dont I want it I have to mail it back, its such a pain this whole thing, I dont want to be forced to switchr
Not much progress if we are just taken to the cleaners by providers.