Burdekin residents are being urged to attend NBN information sessions to learn about the service and how it could benefit them.
The information sessions will be held at the Burdekin Library Home Hill branch on Monday, February 23 at 7pm and Burdekin Library Ayr on Tuesday, February 24 at 7pm.
More than 2500 properties across the Burdekin region can now switch to broadband services over the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) fixed wireless network.
The NBN is now live in parts of the following communities: Alva, Anabranch, Ayr (surrounds), Brandon, Clare, Giru, Home Hill (surrounds), Mount Kelly, Mount Inkerman and Mount Elliott.
The Shire’s urban areas are next in line to be connected with work in Ayr to start in the next 18 months.
Fast broadband enables residents to access e-health services, distance education and entertainment on demand, while businesses now have the ability to increase productivity, reduce costs and access new markets.
Residents are encouraged to visit www.nbnco.com.au/rollout to find out if their home is included in the current coverage footprint. If their home is in the footprint and passes the signal quality test, it’s just three easy steps before they can start enjoying the benefits of high speed broadband over the NBN.