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NBN Switches On for Christmas

Residents of Moonta, Two Wells, Jamestown, Balaklava, Peterborough, Kadina and Wallaroo are being switched on over the following week, with the NBN connecting country towns before 2017.

This will allow around 35 thousand householders and business owners to access the broadband network, and tap into its potential.

Construction of the NBN is expected to accelerate over the next two years

State Corporate Affairs manager Jill Bottrall outlined the NBN’s 2016 additions in a statement.

“Three new technologies have been deployed and switched on in South Australia:

  • The Sky Muster satellite,
  • Fibre to the Node (FTTN), and
  • Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC)
In 2017 the NBN will start construction of a 4th new technology in the form of the lightning-fast Fibre to the Curb (FTTC) in regional and city areas – and more fixed wireless technology will be rolled out in regional areas that currently have little or no access to broadband at present”.


In Victoria, new mobile base stations at Minyip and Marnoo in our Flow FM Wimmera region will be switched on just in time for New Year’s celebrations.

Minister for Regional Communications, Fiona Nash announced the completion of the base stations delivered under round 1 of the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

“These mobile base stations will allow families and friends to call and connect during Christmas,” Minister Nash said.