How long will it take to be up and running?
This all depends on weather, lambing, cropping, hay-baling and our own work schedule.
Because the wireless repeaters are high up, getting access to these areas on farms
can be difficult during Winter months. If there are no unusual hold ups, it can take
between 12-16 weeks from start to finish to get a new broadband repeater up and running,
but we will always give you a suggested timeframe when we discuss it with you.
Where does the repeater need to go?
Properties that are physically located in relatively close proximity to each other, have a
better chance of receiving the best quality connectivity. If they are within a 20km radius
or in the same valley they are more likely to have a good view of the repeater and therefore
the best quality reception.
The size and location of the repeater depends on where those properties are. We usually put the
wireless repeaters up on a high peak, and to ensure which peak is the best, we check maps and
images of the terrain and even use Google Earth to calculate each potential site area by
capturing properties within the range that would get the best potential repeater coverage.
Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly who will be able to be connected because of objects
blocking the line of sight like trees and hills. Ultimately a clear line of sight from
your home to the new tower is the best possible outcome to connect, but even if there is
no line of sight, we still may be able to connect you with a bounce or another repeater
from a woolshed or neighbouring property. We can explain more about this with you as a
Community Champion, or at a community meeting if you think this might be required.
Which plan should I choose?
Once you’re connected, you’ll need to choose a broadband plan. Check out the plans we
have available on our website, or give us a call and we can talk you through the options
that might suit you best.
Are there any other costs?
On top of your monthly invoice, there is a one-off installation fee of $249 inc GST for any
standard installation to a household. This cost includes the installation of an Inspire Net
subscriber unit (usually, but not always, on your roof) and supplying an Inspire Net WiFi
router inside your house. The Inspire Net WiFi router is a device that we have tested to
produce the best results when paired with an Inspire Net wireless connection and it remains
the property of Inspire Net.
If your house is not considered to be a standard install, a higher complex installation
fee may apply to cover additional costs for things such as additional radio units and
extra cable, however we will discuss this with you before we start.