Lincoln's fixed line connection lagging

FACE-TO-FACE: Tim Saul at last year's nbn Co Tunarama stall.

FACE-TO-FACE: Tim Saul at last year's nbn Co Tunarama stall.

THE take up of the fixed line NBN service in Port Lincoln is behind that of other regional centres.

nbn Co's South Australia and Northern Territory local manager Kym Morgan said take up of the NBN was about 62 per cent despite the 18-month migration window having expired for most of the town.

He said Whyalla and Port Pirie had higher take up rates of 65 per cent and 64 per cent respectively.

"This means that about 38 per cent of premises in Port Lincoln no longer have a fixed line internet connection," Mr Morgan said.

Head of nbn local Tim Saul said while Port Lincoln's take up of the service was lower than other towns of a similar size, it was not something he was particularly concerned about.

"It's not really common, but we're not too alarmed," Mr Saul said.

"We are keen to understand why, you know if there are holiday homes sometimes people don't bother about connecting internet or it could be some people don't know they can get it."

Mr Saul said some people could also be using the mobile network for their internet needs.

He said the rollout of nbn on the Eyre Peninsula was now complete and there were about 20,000 premises connected throughout the region.

"If anyone across the Eyre Peninsula has any questions about the nbn, or they're not connected because they don't know if they can then we welcome them to call in and see us at Tunarama," Mr Saul said.

"We'll be basically directly across from the Grand Tasman Hotel."