NBN to hold Eyre Peninsula information sessions

NBN representatives will visit Eyre Peninsula towns later this month for community information sessions regarding the NBN rollout.

Sessions at Port Lincoln, Elliston, Streaky Bay and Ceduna will allow residents and businesses to find out more about the network and what they should consider before ordering an NBN plan.

People will also have the opportunity to get a real-life experience of the benefits of the NBN SkyMuster satellite service via the Sky Muster truck, beneficial to towns such as Elliston who will rely solely on the NBN’s satellite service.

Head of NBN South Australia and Northern Territory Tim Saul said the community information sessions were designed to assist community members.

“The rollout of the NBN access network is one of the biggest transformations to Australia’s telecommunications industry to occur ever – it represents significant change for consumers and businesses as they make the move to the new network,” he said.

“We are committed to providing answers to the questions residents and businesses want to know about the NBN access network and the factors that could impact their internet experience.

“We encourage members of the community to attend and ask any questions they may have.”

The Streaky Bay information session will be held on Monday, January 22 at the Telstra Exchange on Bay Road from 12pm to 5pm.

There will be two Ceduna sessions on Tuesday, January 23 – firstly in the Memorial Hall foyer on Poynton Street from 10am to 5pm, then inside the Memorial Hall from 6pm to 8pm, which includes a presentation from 6:30pm.

The Elliston session will take place on Wednesday, January 24 from 12pm to 5pm outside the Elliston Hotel on the corner of Beach Terrace and Little Bay Road.

The final Eyre Peninsula session is at Port Lincoln on Thursday, January 25 from 10am to 5pm at the St Thomas Church lawns on the corner of Adelaide Place and Washington Street.

There is no need to book as people can attend at a time suitable for them.

More then 33,000 homes and businesses are able to order a NBN plan on Eyre Peninsula, with the rollout continuing across the region.

Most recently, the NBN network was switched on in parts of Ceduna, Thevenard, Cleve, Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay.

There is an 18-month window between the installation of the NBN network in a town to the disconnection period of existing landline, data and internet services for residents and businesses to switch over.