OXLEY Vale residents can now access fixed wireless National Broadband Network services, the Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said.
The announcement is part of the connection of more than 400 homes and businesses which can access the now live service.
Mr Joyce said residents were encouraged to visit www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map to find out if their address was included in the coverage footprint. If so, they should contact their service provider to get connected.
A full list of those offering NBN services can be found at www.nbnco.com.au/serviceproviders.
He said the fixed wireless service can bring better broadband to the bush as it was designed to provide access to internet speeds and bandwidth that many in the big cities currently take for granted.
Mr Joyce said the NBN also meant whole families could go online at once, with opportunities opening up for local farms, businesses and the wider region to participate in the digital age.