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LATROBE NBN LIVE

RESEARCH TO ENSURE SERVICE NEEDS MET

LATROBE NBN LIVE

RESEARCH TO ENSURE SERVICE NEEDS MET

2,000 homes and businesses in the town of Latrobe are now able to connect to the nbn™ network and experience fast and reliable internet services.

The Port Sorell, Shearwater and Hawley Beach areas are forecast to be connected to the nbn™ network around July 2017.

Residents and businesses in Latrobe are now able to access the nbn™ network via Fixed Line technology, specifically nbn™ Fibre to the node (FFTN), but how does FFTN work?

Rosanna Lacorcia, nbn Community Affairs Manager for Tasmania advises FFTN is when a “nbn run a fibre to a newly built cabinet which then connects with the existing copper network (using VDSL2 technology) to make the final part of the nbn™ network connection to your premises.

The cabinets house equipment which transmits the high-speed broadband signals to connect around 350 premises.

Distribution and local cables enter the cabinet from underground.

These nodes are powered and need to be sited near other infrastructure and existing telecommunications networks.

The FTTN technology can currently deliver maximum wholesale speeds of up to 100Mbps/40Mbps however the speed available to your premises will depend on a number of factors.

These include network congestion.  The way that a service provider configures their network can have an effect on how you experience the internet - particularly during peak usage times.

When choosing the speed and plan through your service provider, ensure you take into account your own needs - how many devices you will have online at once and what you will be using the internet for.

The quality of the Wi-fi unit (modem/router) provided by the Service Provider will have an effect on the amount of devices that you can connect simultaneously online.  It will also have an influence on how far the signal strength extends throughout your premises.

Other electronics can also affect your Wi-Fi connection.  Mobile phones, microwaves and TVs rely on radio signals, so having your modem/router placed as far away from these devices as possible can help.

With residences having an option of 92 service providers, take your time and research what they can offer to ensure that you receive a service that meets your needs into the future.

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