The much-anticipated National Broadband Network (NBN) is getting closer to Canowindra with installation work now under way to connect homes and businesses in Eugowra.
But it’s still not known when Canowindra will be hooked up, with the NBN’s website rollout map advising locals to keep checking for an announcement.
According to Calare MP John Cobb, work’s begun on a fixed wireless tower which will connect over 320 premises in and around Eugowra. It’s estimated it’ll be a year before the system can provide advanced phone and broadband hook-ups.
It’s the latest of 14 towers already servicing more than 2,800 customers throughout Calare electorate.
He says the total rollout “will service the communities around Canowindra, Cudal, Cargo, Molong, Millthorpe, Orange and now Eugowra as well as Oberon.
“The fixed wireless network will utilise advanced 4G technology to deliver speeds of up to 25 megabits per second.”
“It is expected that broadband and phone services will be able to be connected over the NBN from phone companies and internet providers within 12 months of the start of construction.”
Mr Cobb says NBN will notify Eugowra residents when the tower construction is finished and services can be ordered. Meantime Eugowra and Canowindra residents can check the NBN’s website at www.nbnco.com.au and its rollout map for updates or phone the company on 1800 687 626.