NBN ticking boxes
Friday, 19th October, 2018
By Myles Burt
The NBN met with local businesses this week to discuss their connection options even though the rollout has been postponed until mid 2019.
Business owners were invited to attend the meeting at the Broken Hill Chamber of Commerce where NBN Local Manager of NSW and ACT, Kate Woodbridge, handed out informative material and encouraged businesses to start thinking about their internet options.
“They’re in a nice position now where they can look at all the packages and options that are available,” Ms Woodbridge said.
“I’m not here to sell anyone anything, just here to provide as much information as I can.
“It’s also a good time to think about what else is out there for them, like cloud-based services and all the things business people don’t usually have time to look at.”
The NBN which was to have been completed this year but progress was being made, Ms Woodbridge said.
“We’ve got some boots on the ground in the next couple of weeks scoping,” she said.
The rollout was postponed due to the heritage building problems, according to Ms Woodbridge who said the NBN was working with City Council to evaluate their construction plans.
“We want to make sure we have as less of an impact as we can on a town,” she said.
“We’re not going to rush in and harm anything.
“We want to make sure we tick all the boxes.”
Ms Woodbridge said locals should start looking at NBN providers to make sure they’re on the right foot when the NBN is switched on.
“We just want to make sure people go on our website, think about how many devices they have,” she said.
“The average household these days has 19 devices in it, so have a think about who’s watching Netflix, how many TVs, how many laptops.
“If you put in all that information it’ll certainly give you an idea of where you should be aiming at in terms of speed.
“It’s strongly encouraged to talk to retail service providers, shop around and get a good deal.”
For more information on the NBN, visit www.nbnco.com.au.