Sell with Confidence
Read More
News

Faster Internet For The Whitsundays

By Mark Beale

Slow internet is set to become a thing of the past, with the National Broadband Network ready to roll out from next week.

A total of 6400 premises across Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Jubilee Pocket and Mandalay will be able to order fibre to the node by the end of June, with the first connections set to happen this month.

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said “the NBN would provide a quantum leap in the reliability and speed of services available”.

Kapow Interactive owner Megan Taylor, who specialises in customised websites, said the basic NBN package would see download speeds quadruple and uploads double.

There are some things to be aware of however, with landlines needing to be transferred to the NBN network.

“You’ve just got to be aware of the ramafications,” she said.

Ms Taylor said the old system would be shut off, with the NBN providing sole service.

Residents will receive an NBN information letter and have 18 months to switch over before the old service shuts down.

With Telstra no longer in control of internet

access, Ms Taylor advised customers to shop around before switching.

“Whether people are businesses or just home users, definitely do a bit of ring around before you sign up,” she said.

Information sessions will be held in Airlie Beach and Proserpine on Monday, May 16.

RSVP to Mr Christensen’s office on 4944 0662.

To check when your area will come online visit nbnco.com.au.

SOURCE: WHITSUNDAY TIMES

Up to Date

Latest News

  • NEW FOODIE EVENT TO CHAMPION LOCAL PRODUCE IN PROSERPINE

    A new foodie event is getting off the ground in Proserpine to help residents access fresh produce from their own backyard and forge social connections. The couple behind Proserpine Health N Fitness, June Gobbos-Miller and Stephen Miller, decided to start a farmers market with the first instalment set to take … Read more

    Read Full Post

  • REEF FESTIVAL DATES LOCKED IN AFTER 2020 COVID CANCELLATION

    The Great Barrier Reef Festival may have been brought to a halt last year, but the event is moving full steam ahead in 2021 and more hands are needed on deck. The festival committee is on the hunt for new volunteers to help plan and organise this year’s event. The … Read more

    Read Full Post