Faster Net services is on the way
FAST fixed-line broadband internet is about to become available to more Maryborough homes and businesses.
Telstra will install ADSL2+ infrastructure in the Maryborough area, integrating new technology, refferred to as 'top hats' into the existing street cabinets that deliver telephone services to local residents and businesses.
"The 'top hat' is an innovative way of mounting ADSL2+ equipment on top of an existing street side cabinet which provides phone services. This means that we are able to quickly and efficiently make ADSL2+ services available to many households and businesses that previously could not access a fixed broadband service," Kris Carver, Telstra Country Wide area general manager for Sunshine Country Coast, said.
"The upgrade will support our customers' growing interest in connecting household communication devices to the internet so that they can enjoy information and entertainment on demand.
"Being connected to ADSL2+ broadband technology will enable households to stream video, access their favourite internet sites and work from home," Mr Carver said.
Several other areas on the Fraser Coast are also in line to receive the techonology.
The commisioned 'top hats' will also include upgrades in Pialba, Mungar, Tiaro and Tin Can Bay.
About 200 'top hats' will be installed in street side cabinets over the next 18 months as Telstra invests in communication solutions throughout Australia.