Satellite NBN available for outer regions by May

RESIDENTS living outside Gladstone will soon have access to NBN, with the instalment of the second satellite service almost finished.

The Harbour ISP installed satellite will deliver the National Broadband Network to residents who cannot connect to a fixed wireless or fixed line network.

The first satellite, Sky Muster, was installed at the end of 2015 and can connect up to 160,000 people to the service.

Once the second satellite is ready, 400,000 people can be connected.

Eligibility depends on the physical and geographical location.

Harbour ISP's Geoff Anson said the more than 4000 residents will be eligible for the satellite connection in the Gladstone region.

"You could be 1km out of a city, but it really depends on the terrain and the placement of the wireless towers as to whether or not they can get the wireless service," he said.

To find out if you are eligible for the service phone 0414 611 177.

NBN installations in Gladstone:

Area, installation date, expected completion and availability:

Bororen 30 October, expected to be completed at the end of May and ready for service in June

Iveragh 12th November 2015, expected to be completed at the end of May and ready for service in June

Mount Maurice 2nd November 2015, expected to be completed at the end of May and ready for service in June

Turkey Beach 9th November 2015, expected to be completed at the end of May and ready for service in June

West Gladstone 23rd November, expected to be completed at the end of May and ready for service in June

Moolyung 28th October, expected to be completed at the end of June and ready for service in July



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