Fibre-based National Broadband Network speeds have always been impressive, but speeds provided to those in the country had always paled in comparison. Not anymore, though. Enter Communications Minister Stephen Conroy to announce faster satellite and fixed wireless service!
Conroy spoke to ABC Radio this morning and announced that fixed wireless and satellite customers would soon get a boost in their service:
[Fixed wireless and satellite] is currently at 12 meg down, one meg up. But what we're able to confirm now following all the testing is that we'll be deploying 25 down and five up for our fixed wireless network.
And what's very exciting is that our satellite network will also be able to deliver to the most far flung Australians a 25 meg download and five meg upload speed is about the best in the world - a better service than ADSL 2+ in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the metro centres.