Orange businesses are being encouraged to reap the benefits of a new era of fast broadband.
Following the installation of cabling through Orange’s suburbs in recent months, around half of Orange’s homes and businesses are now able to switch on to the nbn, and the remaining 9,800 homes and businesses will progressively be able to connect in the coming weeks.

Senior figures with nbn are in Orange this week to meet with local businesses at a gathering supported by Orange City Council and the Orange Business Chamber.

nbn’s Chief Customer Officer, John Simon and the company’s Head of sales Rob Hacker will be speaking at the seminar for local businesses on Thursday 20 October.

Orange Mayor John Davis believes the seminar will be an important opportunity.

“The City Council is working hard to attract new businesses to come to Orange and those strategies are working,” Cr John Davis said. “People who move to Orange want to know about the quality of local schools, the quality of our cultural life . That’s why the quality of our galleries, museum and food culture is so important.”

“But one of the next questions people ask is about the internet and the speed of the connection in a regional city. They know you can’t run a business without it and they want to be confident four or five wireless devices will work at once.”

“Since the nbn was switched on, businesses in Orange have started to receive a string of offers from providers. This seminar will give local operators the chance to hear about the big-picture of the potential that comes with this kind of connection, and straight from the horse’s mouth.”
“Fast and reliable broadband will be vital in bridging the digital divide and allowing business operators in regional areas to compete on a local, national and global stage.” Cr John Davis said.

Making the switch to fast and reliable broadband is not automatic. People can find out whether they are eligible to connect to the nbn™ network by checking their address at: www.nbnco.com.au/switch. They should then contact their preferred phone or internet provider to discuss their needs and make the switch.

nbn will also be holding information sessions at the Australian National Field Days next week. Locals will be able to test drive nbn’s Sky Muster™ satellite service on its custom-made Road Muster vehicle with experts on hand to show how the satellite service works, explain what the nbn can do for their home or business and answer any nbn-related questions.

Date: Thursday 20 October 2016
Venue: Hotel Canobolas
1st Floor, 248 Summer Street, Orange
Time: 10.15 am for 10.30 am start
Morning tea provided
RSVP vicki.seccombe@nswbc.com.au
02 6311 2203