NBN still rolling out

The Weekend Post - - Business -

THE Coal­tion gov­ern­ment’s high­speed NBN is speed­ing to­wards com­ple­tion with about 98 per cent of re­gional homes, farms and busi­nesses now able to con­nect or un­der con­struc­tion. More than half a mil­lion premises out­side ma­jor ur­ban ar­eas have been ac­ti­vated on the NBN since the be­gin­ning of 2018. In Novem­ber, NBN Co an­nounced big im­prove­ments to its Sky Muster ser­vices, which are vi­tal for con­nect­ing peo­ple liv­ing in the most re­mote ar­eas. The new Sky Muster Plus prod­uct will pro­vide un­metered data for daily tasks such as web brows­ing, email and soft­ware up­dates in 2019. The first three rounds of the gov­ern­ment’ s highly suc­cess­ful $220 mil­lion Mo­bile Black Spot Pro­gram is near­ing com­ple­tion, with more than 655 new mo­bile base sta­tions now live and on air, help­ing to keep peo­ple in re­gional and re­mote com­mu­ni­ties con­nected. Fo­cus is on ex­tra ser­vices around Cook­town and on Cape York. The ap­pli­ca­tion process for a fourth round of the pro­gram is now un­der way, with $25 mil­lion com­mit­ted to de­liver more cov­er­age across Aus­tralia.

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