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Families and businesses can connect to the nbn™ network in Ballidu

20 January 2016

Close to 100 homes and businesses in Ballidu are now able to connect to fast and reliable broadband following the official switch-on of the nbn™ in the area.

This follows the switch-on of the nbn™ for approximately 500 premises in Wongan Hills, Calingiri and Moora last year.

Residents should check the nbn website to see if they’re eligible to connect. Connecting to the nbn™ network is not automatic so people should contact their phone or internet provider to make the switch.

Philippa Perry, nbn spokesperson said:

“This is exciting news for residents at the approximately 99 premises now able to connect to the nbn™ network in Ballidu who can start experiencing the benefits of fast and reliable broadband.

“For decades, rural and regional Australia has been left behind when it comes to telecommunications. The fixed wireless service is designed to provide access to internet speeds and bandwidth that many in the big cities currently take for granted.

“It will also assist Australians living in regional areas like Ballidu to set up their own small businesses or deliver work from home.

A recently released report, “Fixed Wireless Broadband: A Global Comparison” found that the nbn™ fixed wireless service is world leading when compared to the performance of 21 wireless broadband providers from around the world.

This continues the momentum of the nbn™ rollout in WA, with more than 135,000 premises able to connect to the network.

To make the switch:

  1. Check the nbn website to see if you’re eligible to connect.

  2. Contact your phone or internet provider to discuss your needs.

  3. Your chosen provider will perform a service qualification check and, if successful, will arrange installation of the necessary nbn™ network equipment. There are no costs to install the nbn™ equipment.

Media enquiries

Philippa Perry

nbn Media Hotline

Phone: 0447 979 329

Phone: 02 9927 4200