Ready to roll out
Saturday, 10th March, 2018
By Myles Burt
The NBN Sky Muster Ute is making its way around the state and planning to hold a community consultation in Broken Hill.
Head of NBN local NSW and ACT Amber Dornbusch has been travelling the Far West holding talks in Balranald, Wentworth and Menindee.
The Broken Hill session is on March 13.
“The plan is to keep roaming around the country side, making sure people have the opportunity to ask questions, get some feedback and tips on making the most out of their NBN connection.”
Ms Dornbusch said the consultation would be ahead of construction schedule which is set to start in April, with NBN service available to the public between November and December.
“That’s when all of the network will be switched on and premises will be marked as being ready to connect,” she said.
“Which means each home and business across Broken Hill will be able to get in touch with their preferred provider, choose a plan and get connected to the NBN.”
The consultation will be a drop-in session for locals, where there are no appointments needed.
Ms Dornbusch said they’ll be available for questions for a couple of hours where people can ask them as many as they like.
The NBN Sky Muster Ute is used especially to help highlight to rural property owners the option of connecting via their satellite.
“So, outside of those densely built-up areas like Broken Hill, Cobar, Lightning Ridge and Bourke, where we’re rolling out fibre to the node,” she said.
“Essentially what that means is no matter where you live, no matter where you work you have access to the minimum speeds available to the NBN.
“We really encourage anyone who may be outside Broken Hill, to come and see us and talk about the Sky Muster service.”
Ms Dornbusch said they’ll be able to assist those who live in isolated areas of the Far West with knowledge on internet providers and types of plans.
The community consultation will also help locals clarify their own understanding of the NBN, according to Ms Dornbusch.
“What we’re finding is people really value the opportunity to come and talk to NBN directly about the network that’s relevant to them and their area, at the time frames that are relevant to them as well.”