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Work has started on upgrades to the National Broadband Network, nbn, Fixed Wireless network in Tallarook, set to provide access to faster internet speeds and extend the coverage of the Fixed Wireless network.

The $750 million investment in the nbn Fixed Wireless and Sky Muster satellite networks, made up of $480 million from the Federal Government and $270 from the nbn, is expected to be completed by December next year.

When complete, the investment will expand the reach of the existing Fixed Wireless footprint by up to 50 per cent and enable two new high-speed fixed wireless plans – Fixed Wireless Home Fast and Fixed Wireless Superfast.

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Head of nbn local Victoria and Tasmania Emily Peel said there was an increasing demand for faster internet from homes and upgrades that would support the changing needs of residents.

“We are excited to have begun work upgrading the nbn Fixed Wireless network in Tallarook which will be a game changer for up to a million households and businesses across Australia,” she said.

“These tower works are critical to the delivery of our program but will mean some planned outages that may affect homes and businesses and their ability to use their nbn service [may occur] while the work is underway.”

Impacted homes and businesses should be notified of any outages from their retail service provider, however information will also be available on the nbn website at www.nbnco.com.au/support/network-status.

“After the tower works are completed, we expect that faster download speeds during the busy period will become available across the nbn Fixed Wireless network,” Ms Peel said.

“We are asking the community to prepare for these outages and have backup connectivity if they need it.”

In addition to tower upgrades, homes and businesses may also need to update their nbn devices at their premises to get the benefits of the upgrades. Those impacted will be contacted directly, however not all devices will need to be replaced.

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