Riverland council areas look set to have high-speed broadband from mid-2015. The National Broadband Company (NBN Co) recently announced that planning proposals will be lodged with Berri Barmera Council, the District Council of Loxton Waikerie and the Renmark Paringa Council. An NBN Co spokesperson said NBN Co and its design and construction partners will work with local governments to identify locations for fixed wireless network infrastructure in the region.
With the expansion of wireless broadband into the Riverland and Mid Murray regions, businesses and residents will experience similar internet speeds and bandwidth that many in the larger cities take for granted.
High-speed broadband can help deliver improved access to health, education and entertainment over high quality video links. NBN’s wholesale fixed wireless service offers retail service providers download speeds of 25megabits per second and up load speeds of up to 5 megabits per second.
Wholesale speeds over satellite in rural and remote areas will be delivered when the long term satellite service launches in 2015.