Telstra expands ADSL2+ services in Northern Territory

Remote communities in Lajamanu, Yuendumuu, Kalkaringi and Pupanya receive high speed broadband

Lajamanu, Yuendumuu, Kalkaringi and Pupanya residents in the Northern Territory have been upgraded by Telstra and the NT Government to ADSL2+ broadband.

The Lajamanu community is located approximately 560 kilometres south-west of Katherine, on the northern edge of the Tanami Desert.

Northern Territory Minister for Information, Communications and Technology, Karl Hampton, said in a statement that faster communication was essential for remote communities — especially for health and education.

“It is one way of making sure people in remote Australia are able to access services available to the rest of Australia,” he said.

"This investment complements the NBN service and our fibre upgrade to the exchange and it makes an important contribution to the development of Lajamanu as one of our key growth towns.”

The NT Government is also in the process of upgrading 17 telephone exchanges to fibre in remote communities.

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