What are my rural broadband options?
Where new infrastructure has been laid as part of the RBI rollout, we can now offer fibre connections to eligible farms, businesses and homes. To see if you can get connected to fibre please contact your broadband provider.
If fibre is unavailable, and you live within 6km from our exchange or cabinet, we can deliver broadband services through the existing copper network. The closer you are to the cabinet the faster the service - if you are within 800m of one of our fibre-fed cabinets you could get speeds up to 70Mbps.
If your property hasn’t benefited from improvements under the RBI programme, or if you’re unhappy with your broadband or cannot access broadband at all, then you could:
- see if you can access Vodafone’s RBI fixed wireless broadband service
- Google your region’s wireless broadband providers who may be able to help
- consider a satellite broadband service like Farmside or Wireless Nation
- work with your local community to identify opportunities created by the fibre connection to the local school in your area