Rural broadband

What is RBI?

The Rural Broadband Initiative, or RBI, is now complete and has delivered better broadband to rural schools, health providers, some libraries and tens of thousands of residents up and down the country.
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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.
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How does distance impact broadband connections?

On our copper network, a broadband signal can be delivered within a 6km radius, but its performance degrades the further your connection is from the exchange or cabinet.
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How do I get rural fibre?

Our main focus in RBI is delivering fibre to rural schools, libraries, cell sites, hospitals and medical facilities. To achieve this as efficiently as possible, we've leveraged our existing network and only built new duct infrastructure to reach these priority users.
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Can electric fences impact my connection?

Not only do incorrectly earthed electric fences interfere with your phone lines but they can cause slow broadband connections or disconnections.
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