November has brought some good news for rural and regional Australians on NBN Co’s Sky Muster satellite service.
NBN Co has announced its plans to no longer count the use of essential internet services (including email, general web browsing and critical software updates) towards monthly data allowances with the new Sky Muster Plus product, which is set to be available for eligible users next year.
This means Sky Muster satellite users will still be able to undertake regular online activities like accessing emails or internet banking at normal download speeds even if they have exceeded their monthly data allowance. Speeds over Sky Muster will now also be able to burst above 25Mbps wholesale speed when applications and network support allows.
Putting emphasis on his goal of bringing faster broadband speeds to regional Australia, NBN Co’s CEO Stephen Rue has said,
“The launch of our Sky Muster™ Plus product is another demonstration of our unwavering commitment to regional and rural Australians living in some of the most far-flung regions of our vast outback. Our Sky Muster™ satellite service is an essential part of the nbn™ rollout that not only helps to provide homes and businesses with access to fast broadband services, but also the tools to help unlock social and economic prosperity in all our regions.”
This program will hopefully be another step towards closing the digital divide between regional and metropolitan Australia.
To read more from Stephen Rue click here.
Visit nbn.com.au/regional for more information on the Sky Muster satellite service.