It was a big year for the NBN™ in 2016 with 835,000 more Australians using the NBN™.
So what’s in store for 2017?
In the year to come, 1,822,000 more households will be connected to the NBN™ compared to last year. That’s a lot more homes ready to tackle Australia’s increasingly digital lifestyle!
We say goodbye to the Interim Satellite Service
Following the launch of the latest Sky Muster™ satellite, Aussies throughout rural Australia now have access to superfast broadband speeds. Customers on the Interim Satellite Service have been eagerly upgrading and the last of the migration is expected to be complete by the middle of February.
If you’re still surfing the web on the old satellite, you should have received communications from us (whether it be an email or a call) to let you know that you need to change over to the new Long Term Satellite Service. After all, we don’t want you to get stuck without a broadband service when the old satellite is decommissioned in February! If you have satellite broadband, consider this a friendly reminder to make the change now before it’s too late. If you want to know more, check out the plans on our website or watch our video here!
A massive ramp-up for NBN™ HFC
You may remember us mentioning Hybrid Fibre Coaxial networks (also known as HFC for short) in our throwback blog. HFC technology joined the NBN™ mix of technologies used to roll out the NBN™ network across the country. By the time we reach June this year, HFC is expected to be available to 830,000 premises. Last year, just 179,000 premises were connected to the NBN™ with HFC, so as you can see it’s going to be a big jump!
Limitless data + High speeds + Great TV? Yes please!
Last year our plans offering limitless data on the NBN™ arrived, allowing iiNet customers to download and stream without having to worry about data limits. Luckily for you, limitless data and superfast speeds on the NBN™ are exactly what you need to make the most out of streaming entertainment services such as Netflix and Stan. If you’re looking for a great pay TV service with on-demand movies and TV shows galore, why not take up an iiNet TV with Fetch subscription?
With so many new premises planned to join the NBN™ in 2017 and continual product enhancements to bring you the bells and whistles, you should make sure you stay up to date with the rollout. Bookmark this page to keep an eye on your address or join our wait list and we’ll keep an eye on it for you!
Is your home is NBN ready? Check your address now and you may be able to pre-order NBN™ for ultimate peace of mind. It’s the perfect way to ensure you get connected with the right NBN™ plan for your home as soon as possible.