Port Lincoln will get nbn benefit soon

PORT Lincoln homes and businesses will be among 7400 premises on Eyre Peninsula and in the Mid North to get access to the nbn network from late January and early February.

Port Lincoln premises are among 38,000 that will gain access to the nbn network via fixed line and fixed wireless throughout 2017.

The Mid North, Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas already have a substantial amount of fixed wireless turned on and satellite services available.

Nbn state corporate affairs manager Jill Bottrall said fast internet would be good for local businesses who could use new technology, like the Internet of Things, to connect numerous devices and appliances to the internet enabling them to send and receive data.

“It’s been a boon for those small businesses that have quickly adapted to the Internet of Things which is aiding greater market access and low cost options such as cloud accounting and mobile device eftpos services,” she said.

Ms Bottrall said this year the network roll out was increasing its pace as it focused on its target of connecting eight million homes and businesses across Australia by 2020.

“It is an incredibly complex infrastructure network that involves connecting eight million widely-dispersed properties, each with their own individual features and challenges, to a range of fibre and wireless technologies,” she said. 

“The accelerated build has been assisted by the adoption of new technologies such as hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) and fibre to the node (FTTN).”