Local areas go online

CONNECT: The brown shaded areas on the map show nbn™ FTTN service areas going live (21 April and 5 May). The purple shaded area is already live and ready for residents to connect.
CONNECT: The brown shaded areas on the map show nbn™ FTTN service areas going live (21 April and 5 May). The purple shaded area is already live and ready for residents to connect.

Over 9,000 premises in Whyalla will soon be able to connect to fast nbn™ broadband when Whyalla Playford, Whyalla Norrie, Whyalla Stuart and Whyalla Jenkins are switched on this April and early May 2017.

One of Australia’s largest nbn™internet providers, Activ8me are inviting the Whyalla community to attend a free nbn™ information session on March 31. 

This session will let locals learn more and experience fast nbn™ speeds by connecting to the nbn™ Road Muster ute. 

Activ8me Marketing GM Ian Roberts said: “nbn™ will bring regional communities many benefits, enabling new activities in health, education and business. nbn™ will also deliver cost savings on phone calls and provide more people access to sport and entertainment via netflix, Foxtel Play, and AFL apps.” 

Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is excited that Whyalla has been switched on to the nbn™. 

“Sections of the community have been calling loudly for this day and its fantastic to see it delivered, well before the time many in metropolitan Adelaide will receive the same services,” he said

“Activating the Whyalla network is a graphic demonstration that the nbn™ rollout is progressing at a tremendous rate. It is the third of the major city centres in the Grey electorate to ‘go live’ and with Port Lincoln soon to follow will see well over half of Grey already able to access nbn™.”

Whyalla will connect to the nbn™ via Fibre To The Node (FTTN), which uses fibre optic in conjunction with existing copper internet infrastructure.

FTTN internet speeds can therefore be affected by copper line quality, pairs and distance from the node.

“Activ8me can help educate Whyalla residents on nbn™ FTTN technology, how to connect and what speeds can be expected,” Mr Roberts said.

“The nbn™ Road Muster ute with Wi-Fi capability will be on location enabling residents to test drive the nbn™,” he said.

Free nbn™ information session for Whyalla residents

● When: 31 March 2017, 10.30-11.30am

● Where: Whyalla Public Library, 7-9 Ekblom St

● Refreshments will be provided

● RSVP: marketing@apn.net.au