Super-fast internet on way to our region: Find out where
A LAMMERMOOR business owner is hopeful the area's NBN roll-out will smooth out connection speed-bumps in the coming months.
Around 3500 additional homes and businesses in Lammermoor, including Hidden Valley, Rosslyn, Taranganba and Cooee Bay, will soon be made eligible to connect to the NBN via new Fibre to the Node (FTTN) technology.
A further 4,000 premises will be eligible this March in areas including Taroomball, Yeppoon, Barmaryee, Inverness, Meikleville Hill, Pacific Heights, Yeppoon and Barlows Hill.
Lisa Lilleboe from Seabreeze Servo and Takeaway in Yeppoon said she hoped the new NBN roll-out would be a good boost for her home and business.
"We're really excited to get the NBN, to have faster speeds and have it be more reliable than it has been the last several months," Lisa said.
"We need to serve a customer about every two minutes, so it needs to be highly reliable because we're there from 5am to 8pm.
"It needs to be really reliable and not have the outages we have been experiencing over the past six months or so.
"A few months back we had one (an outage) for five hours, that wasn't okay... since that time we've got two back-up systems put in place."
Lisa also welcomed the news Lammermoor's NBN was going copper wire free as she said this may stop the problems people had had with the upgrades in the past.
"People who have gotten onto the NBN have been disappointed with the speed, so we're all hoping for speed," she said.
"I'm hoping we'll have a fast fibre network if there's not going to be any copper.
"We've had a few phone calls from different telcos offering us the deals so we're just anxiously awaiting it and we're hoping the transition goes smooth without any interruptions ."
The NBN first arrived in Lammermoor in October 2015, and since then around 1,100 locals have been made eligible to connect.