AUSTRALIA’S broadband network operator has reaffirmed connection timelines for Warracknabeal residents.
While residents in some parts of the town and outskirts can already connect to the National Broadband Network through fixed wireless services, remaining residents will receive access to fixed line services.
This means they will not be able to connect for another six months.
Operator NBN Co announced last year it would provide fixed line connections in parts of the town through new fibre to the curb technology, which in turn led to a change in original delivery timelines.
Fixed line properties are in an area bordered by Yarriambiack Creek, Anzac Park and the Borung Highway.
nbn local manager Russell Kelly said Warracknabeal would receive a mixture of fibre to the curb and fibre to the node technology.
It means the town is one of a handful in the Wimmera that will receive high-speed broadband through a multi-technology model.
Mr Kelly said people on fixed line services should be able to connect from March, with construction for this service underway.
“Around Warracknabeal, more than 1000 premises can already connect to the nbn access network through fixed wireless,” he said.
“People can check the type of technology they will get and the target dates for connection by visiting www.nbnco.com.au and typing in their address.”
Mr Kelly said construction was also continuing to connect homes and businesses in parts Nhill, Stawell, St Arnaud and Ararat to the broadband network.
He said many premises in the region already had access to the network’s Sky Muster satellite service.