Check out if you are eligible to connect to the NBN

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 9.31.00 AMField Day visitors can check out the 4G smart antenna and the Iridium GO! at the Telstra site at Henty this year.

Telstra has been a proud sponsor of the field days for many years, giving Riverina locals a sneak peak into the future of keeping connected.

Powered by the Iridium global satellite network, the Iridium GO! is small enough to fit in the pocket, but is a rugged and portable device that creates a satellite-backed Wi-Fi hotspot, connecting up to five smartphone devices at a time.

The Telstra Mobile Smart Antenna 4G is designed to extend indoor coverage for Telstra 3G and 4G/4GX mobile or mobile broadband services in Telstra mobile network coverage areas.

Telstra Country Wide Area general manager for southern NSW Chris Taylor said the Telstra experience would give Riverina locals the opportunity to immerse themselves in the magic of technology, transforming homes and business.

Telstra staff will be at Henty to answer questions the farming community has about the evolution of the internet.

“We know many of our customers are keen to understand more about how to make the transition to a high-speed broadband service so we are boosting customer service through the NBN Experience Vehicle so locals can have their questions answered,’’ Mr Taylor said.

Visitors will be able to:

  • Trial NBN ready products like Smart TVs, gaming consoles and Telstra T-Box
  • Check whether their home or business is eligible to connect to the NBN
  • Review Telstra’s broadband, voice and bundled plans and place an order to connect
  • Preview the in-home NBN installation equipment

“Fast broadband is also giving farming businesses a big boost, helping them better source materials and supplies for their growing businesses and providing the opportunity to video chat, and interact a lot easier with customers,’’ Mr Taylor said.

NBN services in the Riverina area began to switch on over a year ago.

Now more than 6000 homes and businesses in the region are eligible to connect to the NBN via either fixed wireless, fibre to the premises, fibre to the home or satellite technology.