NBN com­ing to the Val­ley

Res­i­dents gear up for faster home in­ter­net speeds

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

SE­LECTED Clarence Val­ley sub­urbs will be en­joy­ing faster in­ter­net as the NBN Co rolls out its new tech­nol­ogy in the com­ing months.

Last week it was an­nounced NBN Co would in­stall Fi­bre-to-the-Curb tech­nol­ogy to de­liver high-speed broad­band at a low cost.

About 440,000 homes and busi­nesses around Aus­tralia will re­ceive the new tech­nol­ogy with 1.5 mil­lion ex­pected to be con­nected by 2020.

Res­i­dents in se­lected parts of Iluka, Yamba, Ma­clean and Gul­mar­rad will soon have ac­cess to faster in­ter­net speeds with the com­mence­ment of the fi­bre-to-curb later this year.

Fixed wire­less will also be in­stalled in parts of Palmers Is­land, Yamba, Micalo Is­land, Chatsworth Is­land, Woom­bah and Har­wood,

How­ever, Grafton res­i­dents ex­pect­ing fi­bre to node will have to wait un­til next year to en­joy the ser­vice.

An NBN spokesper­son said the FTTC tech­nol­ogy would de­liver im­proved in­ter­net speeds, although ac­tual speeds de­pend on in­ter­net ser­vice providers and in­di­vid­ual’s plans.

“De­liv­er­ing FTTC en­ables NBN to de­liver high-speed broad­band at lower cost and with far less in­con­ve­nience to res­i­dents than if we were build­ing a Fi­bre-to-the-Premises con­nec­tion,” the spokesper­son said.

“NBN is aim­ing for FTTC to de­liver the smoothest pos­si­ble on-board­ing to the NBN net­work for end-users as well as a great ex­pe­ri­ence once they are on­line.” Fi­bre to Curb Oct-De­cem­ber 2018 roll­out Iluka, Yamba, Ma­clean, Gul­mar­rad Fixed Wire­less April-June 2018 roll­out

Palmers Is­land, Yamba, Micalo Is­land, Chatsworth Is­land, Woom­bah, Har­wood Fi­bre to Node Jan-March 2019 roll­out Grafton

Photo: NBN Co

Clarence Val­ley res­i­dents can look for­ward to faster in­ter­net in com­ing months.

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