The sky's the limit for Apollo Bay
Meet the Stewarts – one of the first Aussie families to connect to the nbn™ Sky Muster™ Satellite.
Trevor and Wendy Stuart run Paradise Cottage Gardens – a family business 10 minutes out from Victoria’s coastal town of Apollo Bay.
It’s the Australian dream to be able to access the education and business opportunities that a big city offers, and match it up with the idyllic, laid-back lifestyle of a close-knit community.
Up until now, Victoria’s Stewart family had a tough time making this dream come to fruition.
Trevor and Wendy Stuart run Paradise Cottage Gardens – a family business 10 minutes out from Victoria’s coastal town of Apollo Bay, but were at a disadvantage due to slower internet speeds.
However, thanks to being one of the first families to be connected to the nbn™ Sky Muster™ satellite service, having a fast connection has transformed their lives for the better.
Trevor is now able to manage his business more efficiently from Paradise Cottage Gardens, while Wendy no longer has to commute long distances for work.
Their daughters are also able to get online to keep up with their studies, as well as stay in touch with friends in Melbourne and elsewhere.
Trevor can now manage his business from the B&B, while Wendy doesn't have to commute long distances for work.
“The Sky Muster™ connection has really benefitted us at the Paradise Gardens. My daughter can get onto the internet very quickly to do all their studies. I don’t have to run her into Apollo Bay town for internet access,” Wendy says. “I can get on the internet to get all my cooking recipes that I like to check on!”
The days of having to travel 7km into Apollo Bay town to visit an internet café, and pulling through long working days in Melbourne are a thing of the past for the Stewart family.
They have now realised the dream of living in their little slice of paradise, while reaping the benefits of access that a city has to offer.
Watch how the Stewarts are benefitting from access to fast broadband over the nbn™ network
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Last updated on 15 August 2016