National Broadbank Network representatives visit Bathurst

DROP IN: National Broadband Network northern and western NSW local manager Ian Scott speaks to community members on Monday. Photo: BRADLEY JURD
DROP IN: National Broadband Network northern and western NSW local manager Ian Scott speaks to community members on Monday. Photo: BRADLEY JURD

National Broadband Network (nbn) local representatives visited Bathurst on Monday afternoon, speaking to the community about all things nbn related. 

Visitors also had the opportunity to get a real-life experience on the benefits of the nbn SkyMuster satellite service.

The SkyMuster is a service for many people who live outside of town or city centres according to nbn northern and western NSW local manager Ian Scott.

“Seven per cent of the population use SkyMuster,” he said.

“Many people that live outside of Bathurst have been using this service for a fair while now.”

Nine different internet providers offer a satellite connection, however Telstra is not one of them. 

Mr Scott and his nbn team were in Portland on Monday as well, as the town prepares to be turned on to the nbn. 

As of Monday afternoon, 12,723 Bathurst premises are available to be connected to a nbn broadband access network. 

Premises in Bathurst first became available to nbn in May, 2017.

There has been a delay in connecting some premises, with some premises harder to connect from an engineering perspective and may be located further from existing nbn network assets. 

Currently 6.3 million Australians can now connect to the nbn broadband access network, with 1.9 million people in NSW having access. 

For more information regarding nbn and to check whether a premises is connected to the nbn broadband access network or not, visit the website at www.nbnco.com.au