National Broadband Network Wimmera rollout: representatives visit for information sessions

Picture: NBN Co
Picture: NBN Co

WIMMERA residents had the chance to speak with National Broadband Network representatives face to face this week.

Representatives hosted information sessions in Murtoa, Dimboola, Nhill and Kaniva between Monday and Wednesday.

More than 700 homes and businesses in parts of Dimboola and Murtoa can connect to the network. Construction is nearing completion in Nhill to connect more than 1100 homes and businesses, while Kaniva residents can access the SkyMuster satellite service. 

NBN Local Victoria and Tasmania manager Ebony Aitken said the most common topic people asked about at the sessions was when they could order a broadband network plan, and what they needed to do to connect.

“People also asked about how they could get the best out of their broadband service once they had connected, particularly in relation to speed of their internet service,” she said.

“Members of the community in Kaniva came to speak about the SkyMuster satellite service. It is important for the community to be aware that in October last year, NBN increased the maximum monthly wholesale data limits and increased the average peak wholesale downloads plans by up to 50 per cent on that platform. 

“This means homes and businesses can now access new peak and off peak packages of up to 300GB of maximum data per month through phone and internet providers.

“NBN is always looking to utilise and get the maximum results out of all our technologies and we will continue to look at further ways we can optimise the Sky Muster satellite service.”

Ms Aitken said Nhill residents should be able to order an NBN plan by the end of the month, while the network’s rollout for the remaining parts of Dimboola was in the planning stages.

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