NBN rolling on to Craiglie, be ready

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Gizelle Ghidella

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.

Lach Alexan­der

Macrossan Street, get­ting an av­er­age of 50mb down. I’m happy.

Chris Ryan

We have it in Mt Sheri­dan in Cairns. It started off fast now it’s slower than the old broad­band.

Dean Al­der­mann

We can’t even get a stan­dard land­line con­nec­tion where we live.

Lar­rie Dean

No hope for oak beach some talk of a satel­lite in 2022!!

Peter Dor­rian

So far it’s ex­cel­lent - very fast and 100% up­time. We are in Port Gar­dens.

Meg Craven

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

An­nie Dor­rity

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

Rob Stevens

Not much progress if we are just taken to the clean­ers by providers.

Mur­ray Burt

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