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Sky Muster Gets Blockage Buster

Benighted users of NBN Co’s Sky Muster satellite service – mainly deployed to regional and outback areas – many of whom have been complaining of near-unbearably slow service, or sometimes no service at all, may be in line for a slightly better experience, after NBN Co said it will boost the data quotas available to Sky Muster end users.

Maximum monthly data usage per household will double from 150 to 300GB a month. Maximum usage during a peak period will increase from 75 to 150GB a month.

“Late last year we made the decision to re-purpose our second satellite, previously slated as a dormant back-up service, to actively share the load in delivering more data to customers on the Sky Muster service,” said NBN CEO Bill Morrow. “We are now comfortable that we have the capacity to offer increased data packages to retailers.” Hopefully that will filter down to end-users.

Morrow has also recently told a parliamentary committee that NBN Co might look at launching a third satellite to further improve performance.

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