Broadford is set to enter a new era of fast broadband when an NBN network fixed wireless tower north of the town is officially switched on.
About 400 homes and businesses can now experience the benefits of the fast broadband network using fixed wireless.
It follows the switch on of NBN services in central Broadford last November.
‘‘This is exciting news for Broadford as it means that homes and businesses are now able to connect to services over the NBN network through their preferred phone or internet provider,’’ NBN corporate affairs manager Russell Kelly said.
‘‘The community will join more than 5.7million other premises across Australia currently able to enjoy the benefits of the NBN network, with more than 1.3million of those in Victoria.
‘‘Access to fast broadband is designed to provide a range of benefits such as improved opportunities to work from home, better access to online education tools and more options for on-demand entertainment.
‘‘Businesses will be able to improve their productivity through cloud-based sharing with staff and customers as well as have increased opportunities to access new markets through e-commerce.
‘‘It’s vital that people understand that switching to the NBN network is not automatic and they need to contact their preferred provider to place an order for their new internet and phone services.’’
To find out whether you are eligible to connect, use the Check Your Address function at www.nbnco.com.au/switch