Naracoorte says hello to high speeds

NARACOORTE is lucky enough to be one of the first regional towns in the State to take advantage of the National Broadband Network.

The high speed wireless internet was switched on last week and locals can now sign up to reap the benefits of higher speeds and greater efficiency.

The CBD is not covered as it already has access to ADSL, but those living on the outskirts of town may be eligible.

Locals can access the network through any retail provider that offers the service.

A test will then be carried out on the property by NBN Co before it is switched on.

Aussie Broadband reseller manager Chris Merchant and business development manager Bill Elsayad were in the local area last Thursday to promote the benefits of connecting to the NBN.

"It's pretty exciting," Mr Merchant said.

"It's fantastic it is finally in SA. The fixed wireless is faster than DSL...you can often even get better speeds than what people in the cities are getting.

"People in regional areas have often been crippled by prices but with the NBN it opens up all these services which they might not have had access to before."

Local store Leading Edge Computers is an authorised Aussie Broadband agent and can help locals make the most of the NBN.

Things like Skype, YouTube and anything else that uses significant amounts of data are much easier to use when running through the network.

ADSL runs at about 20 megabits at its fastest and the NBN is 25 per cent quicker than that at 25 megabits.

Mr Mechant urged locals to shop around so they could get the best deal possible.

"Some (companies) lock you into contracts, some make you spend way too much money but there are some good deals out there.

"The support offered (after it's installed) is really important too.

"We have a good understanding of what's happening in the local area...from a community point of view people are going to love it."

Soon Lucindale, Apsley and Kybybolite residents and workers will also be able to benefit from the NBN with infrastructure currently being built.

"I would not be surprised if we saw those places active in the next few months," Mr Merchant said.

"(NBN Co) has intended to deploy 110 towers in SA over the next two years so areas that might have missed out could still get it."

Aussie Broadband reseller manager Chris Merchant and business development manager Bill Elsayad stop off in Naracoorte last week to promote the new National Broadband Network which has just been switched on.

Aussie Broadband reseller manager Chris Merchant and business development manager Bill Elsayad stop off in Naracoorte last week to promote the new National Broadband Network which has just been switched on.

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop