Super-fast internet has arrived in Myalup and Binningup, with hundreds of local residents now able to connect to the NBN network for the first time using Fibre to the Node (FTTN) technology.
Around 1100 homes and businesses in Myalup and Binningup, have been made eligible to connect to the NBN network, setting new benchmarks for the area’s broadband speeds and reliability.
Telstra area general manager Boyd Brown said the launch of Telstra services on the NBN network around Myalup and Binningup would give locals the opportunity to use a variety of new and emerging technologies.
“These are exciting times for the Myalup and Binningup communities as the continued rollout of the NBN network marks a new connected era for locals,” he said.
“The NBN opens a world of new opportunities with office-like internet speeds at home, endless entertainment options and countless ways to connect with friends and loved ones,
“The Fibre to the Node technology means the NBN network is delivered by running fibre to a neighborhood node or pillar and, from there, the existing copper network connects the premises to the network.”
Mr Brown said the streaming video revolution has accelerated demand for fast, reliable connectivity, with more than half of Telstra’s fixed broadband traffic now video related.
He also said Telstra staff had been gearing up for the launch for several months with local technicians and store staff, including those at the Eaton Fair store receiving special training to help residents seamlessly transition to the NBN network.
Dozens of locals have been visiting the Telstra NBN Experience Van for advice to discuss how to get the most out of the new NBN network connection and preview the in-home NBN network installation equipment. They were also able to double check whether their home or business is eligible to connect.
Mr Brown said given the level of interest over the past few days that there were plans to bring the van back in the New Year to assist locals.
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