Preliminary investigations have revealed the residents of the Muggleton sub-division at Beachport can only access high-speed internet by using a satellite connection. NBN Co constructed a fixed wireless tower near the Beachport Golf Club several years ago but it appears it only provides coverage to the Beachport and Southend townships and other parts of Rivoli Bay.
Complaints about the Muggleton sub-division internet access were aired late last year at a community gathering staged at Beachport by Barker MP Tony Pasin. As a result, an NBN Co review had found that only one of the 19 houses at Muggleton was currently accessing high speed internet via satellite.
The organisation will now liaise with Wattle Range Council to promote this access option.