Information highway trucks into town

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph

An information wave is spreading across the Pilbara, with Newman residents recently receiving a visit from the National Broadband Network Sky Muster Truck.

The visit was part of a question and answer session with residents as construction continues to connect 2100 homes and businesses to the network. Shire of East Pilbara president Lynne Craigie said residents could choose to switch to the network as their preferred phone and internet provider next month.

“It’s fantastic that the NBN roadshow has come to Newman to help our residents understand how the NBN works and what is right for their household and business when the network switches on next month,” she said. “We all need access to the internet and it’s great that Newman will now have access to fast, reliable broadband services which will make a huge difference for our residents and for future growth”.

The truck carries a portable satellite antenna so that visitors can test NBN access via wi-fi hotspots.

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