Broadband boost to eliminate suburban blackspots

Telstra Country Wide Area Manager Boyd Brown with Nola and the ‘top hat’ technology.

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino has welcomed Telstra Country Wide’s announcement this month that many broadband blackspots throughout her electorate will be eliminated by ‘Top Hat’ technology.

The towns and major suburbs which have benefitted are Bunbury, Australind, Margaret River, Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Eaton, Gelorup and Dalyellup.

The technology opens up extra ports in the suburbs to access broadband by complementing the existing Telstra cabinets.

“Many people from suburban areas call my office to express their frustration that they cannot get decent fixed line access to broadband,” Mrs Marino said.

“Innovative solutions such as these are of great benefit to residents and businesses that want or need adequate broadband.

“I want to see broadband blackspots targeted and eliminated and see better broadband sooner in the South West.

“Residents can help me do this by completing a survey on my website about their current broadband access, speeds and what they want to see in the future.”