nbn has launched the Sky Muster II, its second broadband satellite, which will provide additional data capacity to around 400,000 Australian homes and businesses in regional and remote Australia.

The satellite was launched 36,000km into space from the French Guiana Space Station in South America.

nbn CEO, Bill Morrow said, “Today’s successful launch of Sky Muster II marks the next step in delivering our world-leading satellite broadband service.

“This service is already helping to improve healthcare outcomes by connecting remote patients to city specialists, delivering access to a new world of educational opportunities for kids in the bush and increasing productivity for local small businesses.

“We are ensuring that no Australian is left behind by providing access to fast broadband for those who need it the most.”

Over the coming months the satellite will undergo final technical testing and will soon provide additional data capacity to nbn’s first satellite Sky Muster I, which is already helping to bridge the digital divide for thousands of Australians. 

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