INTERNET users in Lawrence can now speed up their downloads following Telstra's upgrade of the Lawrence exchange with broadband ADSL.
The upgrade has been made possible thanks to local interest in the service expressed on Telstra's ADSL Demand Register, and help from the Australian Government's Higher Bandwidth Incentive Scheme (HiBIS).
More than 55 individuals and businesses from Lawrence expressed interest in getting broadband ADSL.
Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager for Far North Coast New South Wales, Ms Susan Passmore, thanked the people who registered, leading to the ex- change upgrade.
"I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Steve McFarlane from the Lawrence General Store, for promoting the Demand Register and encouraging others to express their interest in ADSL."
The Lawrence General Store is a BigPond dealer and $99 from each connection generated by ADSL sales is being donated to purchase a portable heart defibrillator for the community.
"My team would be happy to explain more about Telstra's BigPond Broadband internet service. More information on a range of affordable plans is available at http://www.bigpond.com/internetplans/ broadband/ or by calling 1800 687 829," Ms Passmore said.