FASTER internet is expected to be accessible in Rochester in June and then switched on in Elmore during September, according to a update on the National Broadband’s Network’s website.
NBN boasts at it’s fastest capacity internet download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second, four times quicker than the fastest ADSL2+ broadband currently available.
The NBN website tells users when the network will be available to them — as well as what technology will be implemented with an address checker function.
The planned technology for the Rochester and Elmore region is known as fibre to the node (FTTN), which means that the existing copper network will be incorporated to make the final part of the network connection to homes.
While no date has been given for Lockington and Nanneella residents and businesses, the areas will be connected to the NBN network via Fixed Wireless which utilises 4G technology.
NBN’s chief customer officer John Simon told the Campaspe News that the size and complexity of the network means that there would be flexibility on the technology choice and service availability dates.
The company has said that it would continue to refresh the NBN website to reflect any implementation changes in the rollout.
Currently available to one in three Australians, the NBN is set to be half complete by mid-year, three-quarters built by next and complete by 2020.
Any address can be searched at nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/check-your-address.html