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An ACE solution for everyone
The team at Ace is excited! Not only have they
launched another AirStream site, which finally
gives residents of East Bowral lightning fast
broadband Internet, they have also become
authorised NBN suppliers.
While the new NBN speeds are set to change
business and entertainment forever, many residents
have been enjoying NBN speed broadband for years
with the AirStream wireless service. Ace is more than
an Internet Provider, they are also engineers and
innovators, based in your community, supplying cutting
edge solutions for both home and business.
ACE and the NBN
With the NBN now available in Kiama, Ace recently
became an Authorised National Broadband Network
(NBN) provider, which makes them one of only a
handful on the NSW East Coast.
"NBN customers are delighted by two things," said
Allen Cupitt from Ace. "Business is more efficient than
ever and entertainment takes on a whole new dimension."
The NBN plans start from $45.95 per month for 10
"When the NBN becomes available in the Southern
Highlands, we will be offering to switch our customers
free of installation cost."
Rural Wireless Broadband
Residents are already enjoying NBN wireless speed
services. The highly skilled Ace team has developed
technology offering many access to their NBN speed
"Those of us on outlying properties used to have
dial-up as our only option," said Paul, an Ace customer.
"AirStream is reliable and lightning fast." How reliable?
"It has over 99.9% availability," smiles Allen.
"People tell us it's better than Telstra or Optus."
Ace has an expanding number of transmission sites,
covering much of the Southern Highlands.
Local Education Technology Way Ahead
With the support of Australian Bio Resources (a
division of the Garvan Institute) and the WSC, a high
speed microwave link has been set up between the
powerful Australian Academic Research Network and
the Ace transmission tower on Oxley Hill.
Chevalier, Oxley and Southern Highlands Christian
School (SHCS) are now at the vanguard of the digital
education revolution. The schools are now connected
to high-speed resources, superior to that of most
Australian city schools.
The technology enables high definition video
streaming and interactive white boards. Students visit
places around the world in real time. Teachers are
finding this a very useful tool as part of student
"Education is all about engaging children in ways which
capture their imaginations and motivate them to learn,"
said Peter Jamison, Principal of SHCS. "We have certainly
seen a huge increase in class participation and enthusiasm
since the implementation of the Interactive Whiteboards."
Ace has now completed connections for the Cordeaux
and Tongarra campuses of the Illawarra Christian School
providing a high speed connection between these
locations, to allow the sharing of resources.
Not a gym class, this service is unique, customers can
cap their broadband service cost.
"The golden benefit is that PUMP-UP gives you the
flexibility to purchase more data if you want it and the
cost is less than one cent per megabyte. Other Internet
providers have typically charged 15 cents per megabyte
for excess usage and this can add up to hundreds of
dollars without the customer knowing. PUMP-UP
offers extra data when you need it and no big bills
when you don't."
Voice over Internet Protocol has been around for a
few years. Many are unaware that after the NBN is
rolled out, there are plans to disconnect the existing
copper landline service. Moving to a VoIP phone
service now provides NBN readiness, which could prove
to be a competitive advantage when other businesses
discover that their equipment isn't NBN compatible.
"There are substantial savings to be made on your
phone bill and landline rental, especially if you have
multiple lines," said Allen.
"We are saving several hundreds of dollars every
single month," said an Ace customer. "The call quality
For more information about any of
these services, please call Ace on 02 4861 8888
or visit www.ace.com.au
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