MAP: Where you can (and can’t) get the NBN in our region
THE Northern Rivers is making baby steps towards decent internet, but it's still incomparable to what's on offer in cities.
Just recently NBN via satellite was launched across Australia, offering an alternative to those who live outside of range to an NBN tower.
The service, called Sky Muster, should provide users with 12mbps download speeds and 1mbps upload - a huge improvement for the rural community.
It seems, however, those who live near a fixed wireless NBN tower are getting the best deal.
Have a look at our map to see if you can get the NBN.
And here's our step-by-step guide on how to get the NBN installed in your home:
1. Check your address for NBN availability at nbnco.com.au/ connect-home-or-business/ check-your-address.html
2. If service is available the website will guide you to the next step - choose a provider - and you will be presented with a long list of providers to choose from.
3. You should also get letters in the mail informing you of when the service is available.
4. If you are renting, you should seek approval from your landlord now before continuing to the next step.
5. When you've picked a service provider, there's a two-step process for installation. Firstly, an NBN technician will install the necessary technology at your place at no cost. Secondly, the service provider takes over and completes the installation with their own network connection gear.