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Five NBN towers on council agenda

FIVE new towers will sprout across the Fraser Coast to provide better internet access for residents if applications are approved this morning.

Five applications for new NBN towers are before the Fraser Coast Regional Council meeting in Hervey Bay today.

The locations of the structures include Mungar, Sunshine Acres, Glenorchy, Howard and Tinana.

The towers are all constructed as a single pole either 35m or 40m tall with antennas on the top.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the developments were exciting for the region.

And he said he believed there would be more applications for towers in the future.

"NBN Co and others have done some workshops and community consultation," he said.

"I'm expecting the better part of a dozen or so applications to come through."

As a part of Australia's biggest infrastructure project, the NBN towers are part of the plan to give most residents access to faster internet access.

Those not supplied through the towers will be able to access it through satellite technology.

Speaking to the Chronicle in June, NBN community relations manager Ryan Williams said there would be rapid progression.

"We're looking towards the end of next year for the first services being active in the Hervey Bay surrounding areas," he said.

"There is no such thing as somebody who won't be able to access the NBN."

All the information on the outcome of each application, as well as the details from the council's meeting will be in tomorrow's paper.

Topics:  council, internet, nbn, technology



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