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Port Franklin to get high speed broadband via satellite

THWARTED in its attempt to deliver high speed broadband to Port Franklin via a fixed wireless facility in its chosen location of Mattsons Road, the National Broadband Network Company (NBN […]

Fast broadband for Foster district

PEOPLE living in rural areas around Foster are set to benefit shortly from the rollout of fast broadband. Construction of NBN Co’s fixed wireless network has just commenced in eleven […]

National Broadband Network rolling out in local district

OVER 800 homes and businesses in the vicinity of Toora, Toora North, Welshpool, Bena and Loch are a step closer to connecting to high-speed broadband services. Following a thorough planning […]

Tea party for Fish Creek Wi-Fi launch

NOTHING could have been more apt than to celebrate the official launch of Fish Creek’s free public Wi-Fi with a morning tea party, complete with several teapots adorned in their own […]

Fish Creek CBD WiFi up in part

FISH Creek central business district’s keenly-anticipated free public Wi-Fi is up and running at last, at least in part, with a good signal available within a 40- to 50-metre radius […]

Fish Creek’s public WiFi coming soon

FISH Creek’s keenly-awaited public WiFi hub, that was intended to be “all up by Christmas”, is coming soon after a series of unexpected glitches has been overcome. Bad weather, illness, […]

Fish Creek CBD WiFi hub “all up by Christmas”

A HUB supplying free WiFi throughout Fish Creek’s central business district will be “all up by Christmas”, according to Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival Committee president Marge Arnup and technologically […]

Beware of NBN scammers

Monthly average losses to NBN scams almost triple in 2019 17 June 2019 Australians are losing more money to NBN scams, with reported losses in 2019 already higher than the […]

New term of workshops and courses at Manna Gum Community House

  A NEW school term means that Manna Gum Community House has geared up to offer 10 weeks of interesting and exciting workshops and courses. 2016 is the ‘National Year […]

High speed internet access wins by a country mile

AS THE rollout of fixed wireless technology continues, more and more regional Australians are connecting to the National Broadband Network, relishing the opportunity to access reliable broadband at dizzyingly high […]

TV DATA PHONE

Available most days and sometimes on the weekends. I am a licenced cabling and security installer and I install: Digital TV and FM antennas TV’s and Home Theatre Wall Mounts and […]

Seasonal population explosions – what is the impact?

COASTAL communities have been exploring with South Gippsland Shire Council the impact of seasonal population explosions. “Council wants to be on the front foot,” said social planning officer Vicki Bradley, […]

Telstra supports Sandy Point

AFTER much lobbying by the Sandy Point Community Group, this active ‘advocacy group’ has received word that Telstra is now committed to making some significant improvements to the communications infrastructure […]

NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week: […]

Quarterly Report shows Council tracking well

AT LAST Wednesday’s council meeting, Cr Don Hill enthused about the Quarterly Performance Report April to June 2014, declaring it was an example of “best practice” and “total transparency in […]

Today is TV retune day

THE retuning of some free-to-air TV channels across Australia to different frequencies has been taking place on various dates in the last few months, with Foster set to retune today […]

Time to retune your digital TV

SOME TV channels are changing their frequency as the final step in the move to digital-only TV. You’ll need to retune your TV, set-top box or digital recorder when these […]

NBN rollout info for our region

Wireless broadband NBN rollout statuses Foster rollout status Toora rollout status Posts with the keyword ‘Broadband’ Checkout the NBN Co. website We hope to be supplementing this page with more […]

VCAT decision makes a towering difference

THERE has been victory for the common man – and commonsense – in the battle over a site for a telecommunications facility at Port Franklin. That, at least, is how […]

NBN explained

I came across this page on the iiNet website which I thought explains the National Broadband Network quite well. Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with iiNet what so ever. All […]

NBN towers approved for Yanakie and Port Franklin

RESIDENTS of Yanakie and Port Franklin are a step closer to receiving a high-speed fixed wireless internet service through the National Broadband Network, with South Gippsland Shire Council granting planning […]

Compromise reached over NBN pole positions

ELEVENTH hour concessions from NBN Co appear to have allowed a compromise in the bitter battle over the positioning of telecommunications facilities at Fish Creek and Yanakie to deliver a […]

NBN pole positions – who asked us?

RUMBLES of discontent are rising to a crescendo across South Gippsland as more and more communities express dissatisfaction with what they see as a flawed consultation process for the roll-out […]

Something Fishy about NBN tower proposal

HIGH speed broadband is all very well, say Fish Creek father and son Peter and Michael Thomson, but they can’t help wondering why they have not been consulted about NBN […]

NBN tower site proposed for Fish Creek

TOWERS to bring a fixed wireless high-speed broadband to communities with low population density in South Gippsland are at various stages of development. Subject to final planning and other approvals, […]

Lack of consultation leaves community with towering objections

THE first Chris Richter heard of a proposal to construct a 40 metre monopole at Port Franklin to provide access to fixed wireless high-speed broadband was an article in ‘The […]

Poles the price of progress

AT LEAST thirteen new poles measuring upwards of 30 metres (about nine storeys) are expected to be constructed across the local landscape in the next year or so in order […]

Shire on the right track to progress priority projects

PROGRESS is powering ahead on an alternative heavy vehicle route through Leongatha. Construction will begin shortly on an extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Foster to Welshpool. Construction […]

NBN rollout getting closer

As far as I know the Foster has the fibre optic cable already linked to the Telstra exchange. Now, how long it will take ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) to make […]

Great news for Shire!

GREAT news for South Gippsland Shire has come as a result of the meetings on Tuesday May 31 between the Mayor Cr Warren Raabe (accompanied by Chief Executive Officer Tim […]

Libs returned locally but nation in limbo

THE sitting local member, Liberal Russell Broadbent, has been returned to McMillan, but the overall result of the federal election held last Saturday remains in limbo. With neither of the […]

Internet access in Prom Country

This is article will assist you in understanding the basics of broadband, and locating and choosing broadband services.

Foster Fire Brigade (Foster CFA)

In emergency dial: 000 Current incident and fire restriction information Contact the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on 1800 240 667 or go to the Vic Emergency website for all current CFA & […]