Faster and more reliable internet is on the way for businesses and households in Indi with the launch of NBN’s new ‘Sky Muster’ satellite on October 1.
‘Sky Muster’ is expected to begin operating in the first half of 2016.
Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, welcomed the news that communities in Indi will soon have much better internet capability.
Ms McGowan said NBN Co has been working to deliver reliable broadband internet to Indi, including fixed line, fixed wireless and now, the NBN long-term satellite.
“The ‘Sky Muster’ satellite will provide internet access to thousands of households outside the fixed line and fixed wireless footprints,” Ms McGowan said.
“Customers will need to contact an NBN satellite internet service provider to connect.
“A list of satellite service providers will be available from NBN’s website once the satellite is up and running”
Ms McGowan stressed that the NBN long-term satellite service is different to the NBN interim satellite service. Households will need to install new equipment to access the long-term satellite.
“Standard installation is free and I encourage households to take up the offer during the rollout phase,” she said.
A second satellite will be launched in the first half of 2016 to provide further coverage.