Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, welcomed the official launch of nbn’s commercial Sky Muster broadband service.
An estimated 3,874 homes and businesses in regional and rural areas of Pearce, outside of nbn’s fixed line and fixed wireless coverage areas, can begin to connect to affordable, high-speed broadband with the launch of services on nbn’s Sky Muster satellite network.
“This is great news for people in Pearce that will finally be able to access high speed internet,” Mr Porter said.
“Many homes and businesses in Pearce are still dependent on very basic internet access which makes even online banking or emailing difficult – Sky Muster will change all that.”
The Coalition Government has invested $2 billion in two advanced Ka-band satellites and a network of ground stations that make up the Sky Muster service.
The new high-speed broadband service is a practical example of the Coalition Government’s plan to successfully transition Australia’s economy and to create more jobs.
Offering download speeds of up to 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps, the Sky Muster service will provide a faster online experience for internet users living in regional and remote areas.
Equal priority will be given to new customers and current nbn Interim Satellite Service users migrating to Sky Muster. Around 5,000 users per month will be connected in the early months of the rollout before scaling up to 10,000 installations per month later this year.
The launch of nbn’s commercial satellite services is delivering the Government’s commitment to bring high-speed broadband to rural and regional Australia.
For more information on eligibility and retailers visit http://www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/information-for-home/satellite.html or freecall nbn on 1800 687 626.