Internode's NBN Fixed Wireless service offers the same plans as its NBN Bronze fibre service, running at 12/1 Mbps with data quotas ranging from 30 GB to 1 TB. For plan and price details, visit www.internode.on.net/nbn/wireless/.
The NBN Fixed Wireless service, which needs a directional external antenna installed at the premises, is designed to give more consistent broadband performance than mobile broadband. Using advanced wireless technology commonly referred to as LTE, NBN Fixed Wireless aims to provide broadband coverage for people living or working in regional areas that will not receive fibre-based NBN services.
Once the NBN Fixed Wireless service is completed nationally by 2015, it will provide broadband coverage for four per cent of the population - about 500,000 premises. A searchable NBN rollout map, including NBN Fixed Wireless coverage, is available here: NBN Co - Rollout Map.
From today, Internode is selling services that use the first NBN Fixed Wireless tower near Armidale, which covers a total of about 770 premises.
Internode's NBN Fixed Wireless service offers free setup for customers who sign a 24-month contract. Other benefits include discounts off routers, an included NodePhone VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone service and the ability to port an existing telephone number to NodePhone.
Internode product manager Jim Kellett said the NBN Fixed Wireless service was designed to deliver broadband to customers living in lower-density areas. "This is about providing high-speed Internet access to areas that are largely broadband blackspots," he said.
"Although some premises may currently have ADSL or 3G mobile broadband coverage, in most cases there are few or no broadband alternatives, so it's great news for the people who live there."
For more details about Internode's NBN Fixed Wireless service,