Watching and waiting to see when the NBN comes to your town? The latest place where the NBN is being officially "switched on" is Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.
Another segment of the NBN fibre network has been officially switched on - this time it was the turn of Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.
Around 200 premises in Bacchus Marsh are able to connect to the network, but that number is scheduled to grow to around 6,700 in the next few months.
Local Federal MP Catherine King drew attention to the importance of the NBN for businesses. "The ability to send and receive big files almost instantly means businesses that previously had to stay in capital cities can set up anywhere. Faster, more reliable and affordable broadband means reduced costs for businesses and local families, and the opportunity to improve productivity and create jobs locally," she said.
A press release issued to announce the NBN rollout in Bacchus Marsh included a testimonial from local Malcolm Trask who runs BM Print (Bacchus Marsh Print and Copy Centre) and the associated Uniform Store online custom uniform business, who currently relies on an ADSL2+ connection.
"Running a printing business means you're dealing with artwork files that can be more than a gigabyte in size. Without the NBN, we have to use couriers to transfer files – and there's no such thing as same day delivery from Bacchus Marsh," the press release quotes him saying.
"The NBN will mean we can send large files instantly – and work for customers anywhere in Australia or around the world. We will be able to offer our customers a better, faster service, and more work means we can employ more staff."
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