• $750 million upgrade to NBN fixed wireless benefits 700,000+ regional homes and businesses.
  • Faster speeds introduced, including peak-time enhancements and record wholesale speeds.
  • Advanced tech upgrades boost network coverage in remote areas.

NBN Co is rolling out significant upgrades across its fixed wireless network, benefitting over 700,000 homes and businesses in regional Australia. 

This initiative, backed by a $750 million investment (including $480 million from the Australian Government and an additional $270 million from NBN Co), aims to revolutionise broadband access in remote areas.

The upgrades promise faster speeds, especially during peak times, addressing the increasing demand for high-speed internet in regional communities. These improvements also introduce the fastest wholesale speeds ever offered on the NBN Fixed Wireless network.

Available to more than 700,000 homes and businesses

Upgrades to existing fixed wireless towers include the installation of cutting-edge technology and software improvements. These enhancements are designed to boost network speeds and expand coverage, catering to a wide range of needs such as remote healthcare, distance learning, rural business growth, and community connectivity.

Eligible regions nationwide will experience a phased rollout of faster wholesale NBN network speeds from July. This upgrade initiative promises speeds up to four times faster than current offerings, accessible through multiple retail service providers.

Gavin Williams, NBN Chief Development, Regional and Remote, said, "Regional Australians are using more data than ever. We’re delivering the fastest wholesale NBN fixed wireless speeds we’ve ever offered to regional Australia, including two new higher speed tiers for homes and businesses with ‘heavy’ or more ‘intensive’ Internet usage requirements."

Contact Compare Broadband

Are you living in regional Australia and want to talk more about your current Fixed Wireless plan? Give our Compare Broadband team a call and we’ll talk you through your options on 1300 764 000.