Braidwood and Bungendore residents and businesses will be able to test drive the NBN’s Sky Muster satellite service as part a NBN roadshow arriving in the region next week.
The NBN’s custom-made Road Muster truck, arriving on Thursday, September 15, is touring NSW to showcase how the NBN’s services can help bridge the digital divide by delivering fast broadband for regional NSW.
The vehicle is fitted with a satellite antenna that will provide a live connection to the Sky Muster satellite, allowing visitors to experience the NBN network for themselves.
Information sessions will be held in Braidwood in the morning and Bungendore in the afternoon, with NBN experts on hand to answer questions, show people how the satellite service works, explain what it can do for their home or business and how they can get connected.
“Connectivity is paramount for those living and working in regional Australia which is why we’re taking the Sky Muster technology on the road,” said NBN spokesperson for NSW, Marcela Balart.
“Available now, the Sky Muster satellite service is set to change the way people in regional areas connect with their community, run their businesses, learn and access vital health services online.”
The NBN’s Sky Muster satellite was specifically designed to deliver access to fast broadband to more than 400,000 homes and businesses in regional, rural and remote Australia; including coverage to 120,000 premises in NSW.
A second Sky Muster satellite will launch on October 5 and provide additional data capacity to support the delivery of the NBN’s satellite broadband service.
Construction is underway to connect more than 700 homes and businesses in the surrounds of Braidwood and the wider region, including Captains Flat and Majors Creek, to the NBN network.
It is expected people will be able to connect from January next year, with construction to connect an additional 2000 premises due to commence mid-next year.
The roadshow will be in town on Thursday, September 15: Braidwood at Ryrie Park, 9am to noon; and Bungendore, corner of Gibraltar and Ellendon streets, 2-5pm.
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