Australia : NBN services to get a boost [TendersInfo (India)]
(TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The National Broadband Network (NBN) fixed wireless and long term satellite services will be provided a boost to enable it to offer broadband speeds of 25 Mbps download and 5Mbps upload in distant and regional Australia.
Minister of Communications, Senator Stephen Conroy, said this will help the local people to access faster speeds than what was earlier available through ADSL services.
He said : "For too long, people living in regional and rural Australia have had to put up with slow, unreliable internet services--if they could get a connection at all. This upgrade represents a doubling of speeds for the NBN's fixed wireless and satellite services. It will lead to improved education and health services for regional and remote Australia, as well as greater opportunities for small businesses and agriculture. It will allow high-quality video conferencing, making it easier to work remotely."
The 25/5 Mbps service will be made available in the middle of the year for the fixed wireless network and the long term satellite service will be launched in 2015.
The price for the 25/5 Mbps service on fixed wireless and satellite will be similar to that charged for 25/5 Mbps fibre services at around monthly $40.
The minister added : "This means people living in regional and remote Australia will pay the same prices for NBN services as people in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane."
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