A comparison of the NBN service between St George and Roma.
A comparison of the NBN service between St George and Roma. Centro Art

St George beats out Roma in NBN service

IT'S the long awaited service that will provide a decent connection, but St George has already beaten Roma to the punch with service on the National Broadband Network.

Construction of the NBN fixed line services in Roma is expected to begin in the last quarter of the year, with several properties in Bowen St, McDowall St and Reid St already fitted with properties as part of the trial rollout.

However, the fixed wireless service has already rolled out in St George, with several properties already experiencing the service since November 2015.

Construction of fixed wireless services in Roma is expected to begin in 2017.

A spokesperson from NBN Co said the fixed line area would take roughly 6-9 months before the area would be ready for the service.

"Our goal is to connect eight million homes and businesses by 2020, bridging the digital divide between the city and bush, and Australia and the world," the spokesperson said.

"The NBN Sky Muster Satellite is also ready for service right now, and will service those who are not eligible for fixed line services...people outside the built up area of the town can order a satellite service right now."

Roma was one of the first few areas designated for the implementation of the NBN alongside locations including Dalby and Toowoomba.

Roma was also selected as the location for Queensland's only satellite ground station for the NBN, which has operated on the outskirts of town since 2015.


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