With so many vital services requiring digital access, farms and agricultural businesses, just like any other business, require the best possible, most reliable internet connection.
Regional Fibre, Satellite and Wireless
Activ8me offers a wide selection of internet connections, depending on what nbn technology type is available in your area. Many Aussies don’t realise that the nbn is available where they live; with free standard installation and nbn equipment, even in the most isolated parts of the country.
It doesn’t matter where your farm is anywhere around Australia, Activ8me has an internet service for you.
With free standard installation and no cost for the nbn hardware, there are no hefty charges to get multiple internet services installed by a qualified technician.
No matter how remote your location, approved technicians are available to come to you for free.
Introducing Completely Unmetered Data on Satellite
Exciting changes have come to satellite internet, with the introduction of Sky Muster® Plus Premium.
Activ8me’s Sky Muster® Plus Premium. plan offers satellite users completely unmetered data for ALL online activities all day, every day.
While nbn may shape traffic to speeds where required to ensure fair access to the network for all services, for the first time on satellite, users can access video streaming services (like Netflix, ABC iView and Kayo) as much as they want, including during the evening hours.
These changes make a HUGE difference to how much data services can use each month, in addition making schooling-from-home and running a farming business much more affordable.
While great for video streaming services, these changes also significantly impact business tools and IoT devices, which are becoming more prevalent in the agricultural industry.
Farms can now access remote monitoring devices, including video feeds from cameras or cloud-based platforms without worrying about a monthly data allowance.
With many IoT tools operating through in-app VPN networks, farmers can use these services and no longer use up limited ‘metered’ data, as was previously the case on Sky Muster Plus.
The Sky Muster Plus Premium plan costs $99 per month, with no joining fees and available on a no lock-in contract with no setup or connection fees.
Changing over to Sky Muster Plus Premium from another provider is a simple and easy process, whether you’re on a standard Sky Muster plan or already on Sky Muster Plus.
For full details on the new Sky Muster Plus Premium plan, visit Activ8me’s Sky Muster plans page or do an address check to see what connection type is available on your property.
Install Multiple Services Across Your Farm
Often one service is not enough, with connectivity required at multiple buildings on one property. Activ8me are experts in regional internet services, especially in ensuring farms have adequate connections across the property to meet their needs.
The Australian-based team at Activ8me can add additional buildings to the nbn Service Registry in Wireless and Satellite areas, allowing for free installations of additional services on a single farm (with a limit of one service per building).
Adding multiple services on each property means sheds, dongas, outstations and worker accommodations can access their own internet services, paid for by themselves or as part of one farm business account. Each service includes free standard installation and no cost for the nbn equipment.
Get Your Free Upgrade to Fibre to the Premise (FttP)
Activ8me can offer free fibre upgrades in eligible areas, with the number of regions available for a free fibre to the premise (FTTP) installation increasing over the coming 12-24 months. This includes satellite areas as well as Fibre-to-the-Node locations across regional Australia. Contact Activ8me’s Aussie-based team on 13 22 88 to find out if or when your region is available to take part in this fibre upgrade rollout program.
Fixed Wireless Expanded Coverage and Higher Speed Tiers Coming Soon
Activ8me currently offers Fixed Wireless Plus, the fastest available nbn® fixed wireless plan on the market, as of mid-2023.
With an unlimited data allowance for just $69.95, farms in eligible fixed wireless areas can receive excellent coverage and reliability. Further upgrades are being performed by nbn on Fixed Wireless towers across the country. These upgrades will soon allow us to offer even faster speed tiers, more than 100mbps download, utilising 5G technology. In addition, these towers will extend the range of fixed wireless coverage, meaning we’ll be able to offer fixed wireless to farms and homes that can currently only receive satellite internet coverage.
Our team can determine if you’re eligible for fixed wireless, or let you know when the tower nearby will be upgraded to reach your property.
Speak to our Aussie based Rural Internet Experts
Call Activ8me’s Aussie-based team on 13 22 88 and our knowledgeable staff can do the hard work for you, running you through the process and arranging connections over the phone.
Article kindly supplied by Activ8me.