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TAS Country : August 12th 2010
10 Tasmanian Country Friday, August 13, 2010 News KEEPER: Doug Campbell says farmers waiting for high-speed internet will have to be very patient. Internet IT could be eight years before most Tasmanian farmers get faster broadband internet access, reports Jennifer Crawley Farmers will have to be very patient waiting for us to get this new network established but they can be assured that they will have access to it.' MOST Tasmanian rural dwellers will depend on satellite to access faster broadband speeds, says National Broadband Network Tasmania execu- tive chairman Doug Campbell. Three types of technology had been chosen to deliver faster internet ser- vices to Tasmania. These are fibre optic cable to prem- ises, fixed wireless and satellite. They are all being rolled out across the state, with the fibre expected to be completed within five years. The fibre offers the fastest speed but will be installed only to communities of 1000 people or more. ''You can get 100 megabit even a gigabit if you want it with the fibre,'' Mr Campbell said. ''It's unlikely it's going to go to the rural communities in Tasmania unless you are fortunate to be close to the major routes.'' Fixed wireless broadband depends on a clear line of sight to transmitter towers. Hills or mountains on proper- ties make it unviable. The satellite and fixed wireless have an eight-year rollout. ''It is happening,'' Mr Campbell said. ''If you are depending on the future satellite of up to 12 megabits per second To DONATE, CALL 1800 534 229 OR VISIT LEGACY.COM.AU CHARLOTTE LEGACY IS KEEPING THEIR PROMISE TO MY DAD A promise was made to a dying soldier in the trenches of WWI. A promise that his family would be looked after. With recent conflicts, our work is as important today as it was when we began. Help us keep the promise, make a donation today.
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