Superfast broadband is almost in Roma and is due to be switched on at the end of the month, according to Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud.
“Today I received confirmation the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) rollout in Roma has happened ahead of schedule and will be switched on in a couple of weeks to connect more than 3300 homes and businesses to fibre-to-the-node (FTTN).”
“Modern telecommunications infrastructure is essential as it provides the platform we need to connect us not only with friends and family but also with limitless possibilities worldwide.
Mr Littleproud says he’s pleased things are ahead of schedule.
“Regional areas in Maranoa will greatly benefit from e-learning, tele-medicine, video conferencing, tourism and business opportunities which a faster internet connection will provide.”
Just remember that switching to the NBN isn’t automatic.
Anyone interested in the switch needs to contact a retail service provider to sign up to the NBN.
Mr Littleproud says anyone connected to the fixed line NBN will have 18 months to make the switch before the old copper network is turned off.
“The NBN isn’t just about the internet – it’s your phone too. Also remember to talk to your provider for any other landline services such as medical alarms, eftpos, fire alarms or fax machines.”