Switch to digital is ON
HUNDREDS of calls from CQ households were made to The Digital Ready Information Line yesterday, as the region officially flicked the switch to digital.
The countdown to 9am was formally presented at Customs House where Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy who visited Rockhampton was there to celebrate the digital switchover across regional Queensland.
"This is a great day for households across regional Queensland which will now enjoy the full suite of digital TV channels thanks to the Gillard Government's Digital Switchover program," he said.
However, a time frame of when the region would be seeing the national broadband network established could not be estimated by Mr Conroy yesterday.
"Everywhere I go I get asked that same question: when will we be getting the NBN, but the people in remote and regional areas know it's going to take time and it's an enormous task," he said.
He added a nine-to-ten-year rollout plan had been put in place for remote and regional areas, with updates to happen quarterly after an announcement of the rollout in February.
The exact number of homes in the Rockhampton that are yet to make the switch to digita is still unknown.