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NBN trucks roll into Maryborough stirring full speed hopes

SLOW internet connection has long drawn the ire of Fraser Coast residents wanting to join the tech age at full speed - but hope is now being delivered with the roll out of the NBN wireless locally.

NBN corporate affairs manager Kylie Lindsay said Maryborough residents may have already seen NBN trucks in the area, signalling a head-start to the proposed upgrades.

Ms Lindsay said residents who accessed the NBN's fixed wireless network could expect faster internet speeds and higher data allowances.

"Work has commenced on the construction of NBN's fixed wireless around Maryborough... Work actually started around the area back in March on the Tinana West Wireless facility," she said.

However, residents keen to stay on the ADSL copper line will still be able to do so.

"There has been an agreement between NBN and Telstra that Telstra will maintain the copper line for 10 years," Ms Lindsay said.

"But people can absolutely sign on (to wireless) once it's ready to go even though they will still have ADSL."

Some residents aren't convinced the roll out over the Fraser Coast will benefit them.

Eli Water man Ray Cooper said the speed of his ADSL 1 internet had slowed down in recent times.

"The more NBN they roll out the worse my internet gets," he said.

Chronicle reader Nancy Miller said the internet was needed for everything and she hoped it would be free of charge.

"When do we get it free since everyone is expected to have internet for everything?" she asked.

22 fixed wireless towers will deliver the NBN to the Wide Bay region.

Only 9.7% of Australians have access to a connection speed over 10Mbps.

22 fixed wireless towers will deliver the NBN to the Wide Bay region

Only 9.7% of Australians have access to a connection speed over 10Mbps. About 46% of the population average below 4Mbps.

In 2014, Australia ranked 44th in a report listing countries by average internet speed. The fastest countries were Sweden, USA and South Korea.

Find out when you'll get the NBN by visiting their website.

Topics:  broadband internet nbn



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