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Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

New Englanders unable to access fibre NBN can now order uncapped satellite broadband services, following a successful trial of NBN Co’s new Sky Muster Plus product to boost internet speeds in rural areas.

The new Sky Muster Plus Premium service will provide customers with unmetered data 24 hours a day and faster speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The service responds to increasing demand for more data and faster speeds from satellite users caused by the growing use of video streaming, and people working and studying from home.

The product launch follows a trial over 10,000 Sky Muster Plus customers earlier this year that reported greater user satisfaction when customers could access increased evening speeds and uncapped data.

Communication Minister Michelle Rowland said the improved service was a gamechanger for regional communities.

“Access to fast, reliable and affordable broadband has never been more important.”

“Across the Sky Muster, fixed wireless and fixed-line networks, the Albanese Government is improving the NBN to give Australians access to 21st century communications infrastructure they need and deserve”.

The unmetered service has been enabled by the Albanese Government’s $480 million investment to upgrade NBN Fixed Wireless services that is moving around 120,0000 premises from satellite to fixed wireless, freeing up capacity on Sky Muster.

The launch of the new product complements the Albanese Government’s commitments to improving NBN technologies in regional areas, including by investing $2.4 billion to expand full-fibre NBN to an additional 1.5 million premises – 660,000 of which will be in regional areas.

Further information about the new product is available at www.nbn.com.au/skymusterplus.

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