SIGNS of the national broadband network are already filtering into houses across Meander Valley – in some cases whether they’re connected or not.
The network landed at Deloraine last year and has been used by the town’s radio station – MVFM – to remotely program broadcasts.
The shift has made life easier for the station and its 15 volunteers, according to Meander Valley Community Radio president Lionel Walters.
“From an operating perspective, we don’t have people man the studio 24 hours a day,” Mr Walters said.
“It’s not live radio … volunteers do shows from their home PC or a smart phone or tablet.”
He said the connection meant a 60-megabyte file could be sent in as quickly as two minutes, as opposed to its previous 50-minute transfer window.
“The NBN will improve how we connect better, both socially and for business,” Mr Walters said.
He said the station began by streaming audio online and that, in a way, it was returning to that system.
“I suggested we start an online service to demonstrate what we could do,” Mr Walters said.
“So we started with streaming and bolted on the FM later.”
MVFM broadcasts as far as Devonport, and can be listened to on 96.9 FM.
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