The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton has welcomed news that phone and Internet providers have started offering a range of increased peak and off-peak satellite broadband packages on the National Broadband Network [nbn™ ] access network.
Mr Coulton said nbn’s announcement in June to increase the maximum monthly wholesale data limits and increase average wholesale peak downloads plans by up to 50 per cent on the Sky Muster™ satellite service would open broader horizons in regional and remote part of the Electorate of Parkes.
He said about 240,000 homes and businesses in regional and remote Australia can now access new peak and off peak packages of up to 300GB of maximum data per month through phone and internet providers, which will allow local residents and businesses the ability to use more capacity on the satellite service.
“The interim satellite service might have caused more problems than solutions, but now that Sky Muster is in place and delivering it is a different ball game,” he said.
“I have Sky Muster providing fast broadband access on my property outside of Warialda and it really makes a difference.
“I encourage eligible households and businesses to shop around to find a package which suits their needs as they should now be able to benefit from larger and more flexible offerings.”
nbn has one of the world’s leading satellite services and it is continually looking at ways it can optimise its wholesale pricing model and data plans.
To learn more about the nbn Sky Muster™ satellite service visit our blog series or to order a plan over the Sky Muster™ satellite service visit the nbn™ Sky Muster™ retail providers page and contact a retail service provider.
UK research firm Ovum has named the nbn™ Sky Muster™ satellite service “world-leading” because of its data allowance and wholesale download speed and upload speed. It provides access to fast broadband by delivering beams from nbn’s Sky Muster™ satellites to a dish on the roof of your home or business.
nbn’s Chief Customer Officer, Brad Whitcomb said the organisation is committed to helping bridge the digital divide by providing access to fast broadband for Australians.